Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.— Mark Twain
Famous Politeness quotations
When words are both true and kind they can change the world.
As long as judges tinker with the Constitution to 'do what the people want,' instead of what the document actually commands, politicians who pick and confirm new federal judges will naturally want only those who agree with them politically.
Seven Deadly Sins Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Science without humanity Knowledge without character Politics without principle Commerce without morality Worship without sacrifice.
Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.
What my campaign is about is a political revolution - millions of people standing up and saying, enough is enough. Our government belongs to all of us, and not just the hand full of billionaires.
If you stick a knife nine inches into my back and pull it out three inches, that is not progress. Even if you pull it all the way out, that is not progress. Progress is healing the wound, and America hasn't even begun to pull out the knife.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.
If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.
Without patriotic political education, a soldier is only a potential criminal.
Be the person your dog thinks you are.
An honest public servant can't become rich in politics.
He can only attain greatness and satisfaction by service.
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.
..tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong.
Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.
If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.
Politics is when you say you are going to do one thing while intending to do another. Then you do neither what you said nor what you intended.
Sometimes it seem like to tell the truth today is to run the risk of being killed. But if I fall, I'll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom. I'm not backing off.
Being polite is so rare these days, thats its often confused with flirting.
Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.
The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.
The point is change can come about, but it only comes about when millions of people are actively involved in political struggle, the billionaires may have the money, but we have the people.
The stronger you become, the gentler you will be.
Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don't believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others.
Do not let anyone claim tribute of American patriotism if they even attempt to remove religion from politics.
If we would learn what the human race really is at bottom, we need only observe it in election times.
Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, ut because you are.
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.
The best political weapon is the weapon of terror.
Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don't ask for their love; only for their fear.
Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They're underused.
Yes, a dictator can be loved. Provided that the masses fear him at the same time. The crowd love strong men. The crowd is like a woman.
You can do a lot more with weapons and politeness than just politeness.
A Bill of Rights that means what the majority wants it to mean is worthless.
A few nice words can help a person a lot more than you think.
He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security.
No responsibility of government is more fundamental than the responsibility of maintaining the highest standard of ethical behavior for those who conduct the public business.
Americans like to talk about (or be told about) Democracy but, when put to the test, usually find it to be an 'inconvenience.' We have opted instead for an authoritarian system disguised as a Democracy. We pay through the nose for an enormous joke-of-a-government, let it push us around, and then wonder how all those assholes got in there.
Politeness and courteousness are a small price to pay for the goodwill of others.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.
Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Whenever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe.
Shortly, the public will be unable to reason or think for themselves.
They'll only be able to parrot the information they've been given on the previous night's news.
You must make women count as much as men;
you must have an equal standard of morals; and the only way to enforce that is through giving women political power so that you can get that equal moral standard registered in the laws of the country. It is the only way.
It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important.
You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.