I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.— Thomas Jefferson
Off-limits Political Differences quotations
Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.
The Republican and Democratic parties, or, to be more exact, the Republican-Democratic party, represent the capitalist class in the class struggle. They are the political wings of the capitalist system and such differences as arise between them relate to spoils and not to principles.
What is the difference between a cactus and a conservative caucus? On a cactus, the pricks are on the outside.
10% of conflict is due to difference in opinion and 90% is due to delivery and tone of voice.
Be not intimidated... nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice.
The difference between a republic and an empire is the loyalty of one's army
War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means.
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.
Secularism is a term interpreted in many different ways by different people.
For me, it has always been something very simple - putting India First
Indians today are governed by two different ideologies.
Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
The only difference I ever found between the Democratic leadership and the Republican leadership is that one of them is skinning you from the ankle up and the other, from the ear down.
Just do what works for you, because there will always be someone who thinks differently.
Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band.
You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn't know anything about scene politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about.
He was not only the most brilliant strategist of all our generals, but he had a good political sense. A man of that quality was too difficult for Hitler to swallow for long. At conferences Manstein often differed from Hitler, in front of others, and would go so far as to declare that some of the ideas which Hitler put forward were nonsense.
To get your name well enough known that you can run for a public office, some people do it by being great lawyers or philanthropists or business people or work their way up the political ladder. I happened to become known from a different route.
Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice.
I have met with political leaders, legislators, and diplomats, seeking the next steps to press in reducing and eliminating the nuclear threat in this century. I have participated in public coalitions developing programmes for action to combat the global rash of small arms. All are trying and making a difference.
Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.
Macroeconomic policy can never be devoid of politics: it involves fundamental trade-offs and affects different groups differently.
No about of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen.
The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositories, and constituting each the guardian of the public weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern, some of them in our country and under our own eyes.
If the book be false in its facts, disprove them;
if false in its reasoning, refute it. But, for God's sake, let us freely hear both sides, if we choose.
Genocide is not just a murderous madness;
it is, more deeply, a politics that promises a utopia beyond politics - one people, one land, one truth, the end of difference. Since genocide is a form of political utopia, it remains an enduring temptation in any multiethnic and multicultural society in crisis.
How deep is the mud? Depends on who you ask. We all go through the same stuff differently.
Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.
All religions are the same: religion is basically guilt, with different holidays.
The government cannot love you, and any politics that works on a different assumption is destined for no good.
They laugh at me because I am different. I laugh at them because they're all the same.
People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote - a very different thing.
The liberal ideal is that everyone should have fair access and fair opportunity.
This is not equality fo result. Its equality of opportunity. There's a fundamental difference.
In our country are evangelists and zealots of many different political, economic and religious persuasions whose fanatical conviction is that all thought is divinely classified into two kinds - that which is their own and that which is false and dangerous.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Tolerance obviously requires a non-contentious manner of relating toward one another’s differences. But tolerance does not require abandoning one’s standards or one’s opinions on political or public policy choices. Tolerance is a way of reacting to diversity, not a command to insulate it from examination.
A man can't ask for much more than the chance to make a difference in his chosen field of work. Politics is my vocation. I'm forever grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this great country of ours. I know I am a better person for it.
Whoever attentively considers the different departments of power must perceive, that, in a government in which they are separated from each other, the judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution; because it will be least in a capacity to annoy or injure them.
The difference between winning and losing is most often not qiuting.
Unless our fundamental sacred connectedness with every being and thing is experienced deeply and enacted everywhere, religious, political, and other differences will go on creating intolerable conflict that can only increase the already dangerously high chances of our self-annihilation.
As a woman leader, I thought I brought a different kind of leadership.
I was interested in women's issues, in bringing down the population growth rate... as a woman, I entered politics with an additional dimension - that of a mother.
There is no difference between religion and politics.
Both involve lies and fanatical beliefs that generaly defy logic... Just like rock climbing.
There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
The ignoring of differences is the most fatal mistake in politics or industry or international life: every difference that is swept up into a bigger conception feeds and enriches society; every difference which is ignored feeds on society and eventually corrupts it.
BJP is a political party with a difference that aims at good governance.
This is proved by the fact that three of the five Chief Ministers according to a recent NDTV survey/poll are from BJP-ruled states.
For me, one of the most disturbing elements of the right wing's political agenda is that it believes that there is one correct spiritual and moral path for all people to follow. The danger inherent in this is its explicit refusal to accept anyone who happens to lead a different lifestyle, and the condemnation of those who differ.
[We should] set our eyes on the future.
The political differences between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan should eventually be solved step by step, and [we] can not let these problems hand on from generation to generation.
One of the most basic principles for making and keeping peace within and between nations. . . is that in political, military, moral, and spiritual confrontations, there should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat