quote by Thomas Jefferson

Truth between candid minds can never do harm.

— Thomas Jefferson

Belligerent Political Candidates quotations

Political candidates quote When words are both true and kind they can change the world.
When words are both true and kind they can change the world.

In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide.

Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate-look to his character.

No matter what name we give it or how we judge it, a candidate's character is central to political reporting because it is central to a citizen's decision in voting.

Political candidates quote Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.
Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.

Political promises are much like marriage vows.

They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.

There is a lack of interest in voting in the United States, and that troubles me. It is very necessary that people get registered, study the issues and be aware of the politics of our country. We will really be set back if people don't take the time to learn about the candidates who are concerned about the well-being of all the citizens and vote.


Dogs are great assets to candidates, and the feeling seems to be engendered that if a dog loves the candidate, he can't be all that bad.

Political candidates quote Be the person your dog thinks you are.
Be the person your dog thinks you are.

Every week Republicans are excited about a new candidate because the one they liked last week turned out to be a moron.

I don't think voters give a hoot about the character of their political advisors, except to the extent that character reflects on the candidates.

It is not because a part of the government is elective, that makes it less a despotism, if the persons so elected, possess afterwards, as a parliament, unlimited powers. Election, in this case, becomes separated from representation, and the candidates are candidates for despotism.

Political candidates quote There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.

Modern candidates seem to have to live with political matters all the time.

In my father's time, a politician's home was still his castle.


Democracy in many parts of the world is undergoing a very deep crisis.

Politics is becoming a branch of the entertainment industry. People vote not for the best leader, but for the funniest candidate.

I feel that this is my first year, that next year is an election year, that the third year is the mid point, and that the fourth year is the last chance I'll have to make a record since the last two years; I'll be a candidate again. Everything I do in those last two years will be posturing for the election. But right now I don't have to do that.

Political candidates quote The stronger you become, the gentler you will be.
The stronger you become, the gentler you will be.

Politics: the art of appearing candid and completely open while concealing as much as possible.

I don't want to be disrespectful of the president of the United States, but as a political person, one of the things I appreciated about this president, in the past year especially, is he is a fantastic candidate.

We have felt for some time that if political candidates or their staff are willing to make the pilgrimage to North Iowa, the least we can do is show hospitality. And it's also a wonderful way to get to know these people who make our political system work.

Political candidates quote Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but beca
Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.
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Most of the presidential candidates' economic packages involve 'tax breaks,' which is when the government, amid great fanfare, generously decides not to take quite so much of your income. In other words, these candidates are trying to buy your votes with your own money.

The charade of politics is to make voters think that the personal narrative of the candidate affects the operation of the corporate state. It doesn't really matter on the fundamental issues whether the President is Republican or Democratic.

If supporters of equality for women want to vote for the best candidate, they must look to a person regardless of gender and must disregard the gender of political opponents.

Political candidates quote Being polite is so rare these days, thats its often confused with flirting.
Being polite is so rare these days, thats its often confused with flirting.
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Candidate Obama was either exceptionally naive or willfully disingenuous when he vowed to change the way Washington works. The very promise of Hope and Change was rooted in uprooting the Washington modus operandi. But instead of rejecting it, he embraced it all - the secrecy, the closed doors, the political favors, the near-criminal negligence.

Well, I'm not a member of the permanent political establishment, and I've learned quickly these last few days that if you're not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone.


I probably carry more scar tissue on my derrière than any other candidate-that's political scar tissue.

Political candidates quote Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because the
Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, ut because you are.
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And, when the votes are counted, let everybody, including the candidates, get into a good humor as quick as they got into a bad one.

If you really want to diminish a candidate, depict him as the foil of his handler. This is as old in American politics as politics itself.

I see it all the time in politics. If a candidate gets caught in a lie, he quickly tries to change the subject by throwing more mud at his opponent. The mud keeps flying until some of the slanderous material sticks.

Political candidates quote Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They're underused.
Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They're underused.

Other Republican candidates may retort to personal attacks and negative ads.


Candidates don't have to deal with reality.

They talk about the wonderful things they can accomplish as if advocating them is the same as achieving them. They live in a world of political make-believe in which everything from reconciling conflicting interests to paying for costly programs is easy.

In politics there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers, and then there are those like John McCain who use their careers to promote change.

Political candidates quote Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician and I'll show you a crook.
Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician and I'll show you a crook.

During a political campaign everyone is concerned with what a candidate will do on this or that question if he is elected except the candidate; he's too busy wondering what he'll do if he isn't elected.

I was proud to have been the anti-establishment candidate after more than twenty years in politics, a small town guy fighting for the ordinary Canadian.

Because liberalism typically doesn't sell in American presidential politics, liberal candidates tend to run as culturally conservative centrists.

Political candidates quote If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.
If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.

Mudslinging - In politics, anything bad the opponent says about our candidate;

in contrast, when our candidate does this, it is called 'making a good point.

When you become active in the system and communicate to your representatives, and they don't vote in accordance with your values, your responsibility is to support candidates who will.

As someone who's been covering presidential campaigns since the 1950s, I have no delusions about political reporting. Candidates bargaining access to get the kind of news coverage they want is nothing new.

What in fact takes place in an election is that two hand picked candidates are propped up before the citizenry, each candidate having been selected by a very small group of politically active people. A minority of the people... then elects one of these hand picked people to rule itself and the majority.

A candidate could easily commit political suicide if he were to come up with an unconventional thought during a presidential tour.