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.— Dwight D. Eisenhower
Irresistibly Political Parties quotations
When words are both true and kind they can change the world.
It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong.
All political power comes from the barrel of a gun.
The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.
Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.
There is nothing I dread so much as the division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our constitution.
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.
The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
The press must grow day in and day out - it is our Party's sharpest and most powerful weapon.
I think the Republican party should be placed in drydock and have the barnacles scraped off its bottom.
I do not want to see the Republican party ride to political victory on the Four Horsemen of Calumny-fear, ignorance, bigotry and smear.
Be the person your dog thinks you are.
The great issues facing us today are not Republican issues or Democratic issues.
The political parties can debate the means, but both parties must embrace the end objective, which is to make America great again.
Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life-rafts.
If you begin to consider yourself solely responsible to a political party, you're half-way to a dictatorship.
Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.
No one party can fool all of the people all of the time; that's why we have two parties
Nothing could be more ill-judged than that intolerant spirit which has, at all times, characterized political parties.
To run an effective political party you need a degree of tribalism, it's the glue that holds everyone together.
Being polite is so rare these days, thats its often confused with flirting.
Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule—and both commonly succeed, and are right.
How the American right managed to convince itself that the programs to alleviate poverty are responsible for the consequences of poverty will someday be studied as a notorious mass illusion.
Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in.
They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting.
The stronger you become, the gentler you will be.
Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.
Yes, we do defend our office as we do defend our homes.
This is a constitutional right everybody has, and nothing's funny about that. The only reason they get mad at the Black Panther Party when you do it is for the simple reason that we're political.
To lodge all power in one party and keep it there is to insure bad government and the sure and gradual deterioration of the public morals.
Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They're underused.
Donald Trump is not a Republican. Donald Trump is not a conservative. Donald Trump is trying to pull off the biggest scam in American political history, basically a con job, where he's trying to take over the Republican Party by telling people he's someone who he is not.
Christians should never have a political party.
It is a huge mistake to become married to an ideology, because the greatest enemy of the gospel is ideology. Ideology is a man-made format of how the world ought to work, and Christians instead believed in the revealing truth Scripture.
There's an African proverb: 'When death finds you, may it find you alive.
' Alive means living your own damned life, not the life that your parents wanted, or the life some cultural group or political party wanted, but the life that your own soul wants to live.
Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, ut because you are.
What I was utterly convinced of, and still am, is the idea that the only responsibility the free intellectual has is vis-a-vis himself. He is not responsible to either a political party or a ruler.
The young man who joins a political party is a traitor to his generation and to his race.
The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.
Politeness and courteousness are a small price to pay for the goodwill of others.
In addition to the decline in competition, American politics today is characterized by a growing ideological polarization between the two major political parties.
Electoral politics was always an objective of the Black Panther party, so Barack Obama is a part of what we dreamed and struggled and died for.
I don't know a lot about politics, but I can recognise a good party man when I see one.
A few nice words can help a person a lot more than you think.
Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life.
He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world.
I am not alone in thinking that we are at a tipping point ecologically and morally and politically. Democracy cannot survive without a vibrant middle class, yet the policies of one of the parties has been committed to wiping it out for 30 years.
In his life, a man can change wives, political parties or religions but he cannot change his favourite soccer team.
Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its failure to observe its own laws, or worse, its disregard of the charter of its own existence.
I think because I came into journalism by way of the Black Panther Party - and not J-school or a corporate bourgeois institution - I tried to do news, writing and reporting that had social, political and racial content and context.