215 Politics Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of politics quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about dirty politics.

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The Most Famous Politics Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Politics is a fascinating game, because politics is government. It is the art of government. — Harry S Truman

Im proud that Im a politician. A politician is a man who understands government, and it takes a politician to run a government. A statesman is a politician whos been dead 10 or 15 years. — Harry S Truman

Politics means striving to share power or striving to influence the distribution of power, either among states or among groups within a state. — Max Weber

In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia. — George Orwell

Politics is about the improvement of people's lives. It's about advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and the world. Politics is about doing well for the people. — Paul Wellstone

Politics is not about power. Politics is not about money. Politics is not about winning for the sake of winning. Politics is about the improvement of people's lives. — Paul Wellstone

What do you want to be a sailor for? There are greater storms in politics than you will ever find at sea. Piracy, broadsides, blood on the decks. You will find them all in politics. — David Lloyd George

Politics - I don't know why, but they seem to have a tendency to separate us, to keep us from one another, while nature is always and ever making efforts to bring us together. — Sean O'Casey

Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being. — Hannah Arendt

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. — Ambrose Bierce

Short Politics Quotes

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  • The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government. — Edward Abbey
  • In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way. — Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Without patriotic political education, a soldier is only a potential criminal. — Thomas Sankara
  • A Bill of Rights that means what the majority wants it to mean is worthless. — Antonin Scalia
  • He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security. — Benjamin Franklin
  • You can do a lot more with weapons and politeness than just politeness. — Vladimir Putin
  • A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it. — Harry S Truman
  • Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. — Benjamin Franklin
  • It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. — Voltaire
  • The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia. — Otto von Bismarck

Top 10 Politics Quotes

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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. — Bernie Sanders

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. — Bernie Sanders

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. — Heinrich Himmler

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. — Coretta Scott King

Seven Deadly Sins Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Science without humanity Knowledge without character Politics without principle Commerce without morality Worship without sacrifice. — Mahatma Gandhi

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. — Thomas Jefferson

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. — John F. Kennedy

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. — Abraham Lincoln

That's the one issue can't discuss.You can discuss abortion back and forth, discuss gun control back and forth. But you can't have a dissenting opinion in America (politics) on Israel. — David Duke

The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government. — Edward Abbey

Politics Image Quotes

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Politics quote by Thomas Sankara

Without patriotic political education, a soldier is only a potential criminal. — Thomas Sankara

Politics quote by Antonin Scalia

A Bill of Rights that means what the majority wants it to mean is worthless. — Antonin Scalia

Politics quote by Voltaire

It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. — Voltaire

Politics quote by George Carlin

In America, anyone can become president. That's the problem. — George Carlin

Politics quote by Gautama Buddha

All rising to great places is by a winding stair. — Gautama Buddha

Politics quote by Condoleezza Rice

Self esteem comes from achievements. Not from lax standards and false praise. — Condoleezza Rice

Politics quote by Mayer Amschel Rothschild

Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. — Mayer Amschel Rothschild

Politics quote by Napoleon Bonaparte

In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Politics quote by Niccolo Machiavelli

Gold will not always get you good soldiers, but good soldiers can get you gold. — Niccolo Machiavelli

Politics quote by Pierre Trudeau

The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation. — Pierre Trudeau

Politics quote by Napoleon Bonaparte

When you set out to take Vienna, take Vienna. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Politics quote by Tacitus

The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government. — Tacitus

Politics quote by Marvin Gaye

Politics and hypocrites is turning us all into lunatics. — Marvin Gaye

Politics quote by Bridget of Sweden

The world would have peace if only men of politics would follow the Gospels. — Bridget of Sweden

Politics quote by William Gilmore Simms

The only true source of politeness is consideration. — William Gilmore Simms

Politics quote by Thomas Wolfe

A cult is a religion with no political power. — Thomas Wolfe

Politics quote by Aung San Suu Kyi

It is not power that corrupts but fear. — Aung San Suu Kyi

Politics quote by Caligula

Would that the Roman people had but one neck! — Caligula

Politics quote by Tom Wolfe

A cult is a religion with no political power. — Tom Wolfe

Politics quote by Jacob Bronowski

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power. — Jacob Bronowski

Politics 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.

Office Politics Quotes

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I ran for the presidency, despite hopeless odds, to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo. — Shirley Chisholm

The Revolution won't happen with guns, rather it will happen incrementally, year by year, generation by generation. We will gradually infiltrate their educational institutions and their political offices, transforming them slowly into Marxist entities as we move towards universal egalitarianism. — Max Horkheimer

In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate-look to his character. — Noah Webster

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

We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics. Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight. — Calvin Coolidge

The United States brags about its political system, but the President says one thing during the election, something else when he takes office, something else at midterm and something else when he leaves. — Deng Xiaoping

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. — John Glenn

Politics 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.

He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man. — Samuel Adams

Every time I fill a vacant office, I make ten malcontents and one ingrate. — Louis XIV

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. — Fred Hampton

In Texas, we do not hold high expectations for the [governor's] office; it's mostly been occupied by crooks, dorks and the comatose. — Molly Ivins

Dirty Politics Quotes

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I am not a man who looks for solutions in God or politics. If somebody else wants to do the dirty work and create a better world for us and he can do it, I will accept it. — Charles Bukowski

One finds fortunes built on slave labor, indentured labor, prison labor, immigrant labor, female labor, child labor, and scab labor - backed by the lethal force of gun thugs and militia. 'Old money' is often little more than dirty money laundered by several generations of possession. — Michael Parenti

The dirty truth is that the rich are the great cause of poverty. — Michael Parenti

Politics quote Be the person your dog thinks you are.
Be the person your dog thinks you are.

The political system, folks, is rigged. It's a rigged, disgusting, dirty system. — Brian Stelter

Maintaining silence about a dirty truth is another way of lying, a common practice in high places. — Michael Parenti

I never desire to know anything of the detail of political measures, lest even those which I think best should lose anything of their intrinsic value to me, by seeing what low, paltry, personal motives and base machinery and dirty hands have helped to bring them about. — Fanny Kemble

Politics 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.

Compassion is not a dirty word.. it's time we rehabilitated compassion into the national political vocabulary of this great nation of ours. — Kevin Rudd

I reject the cynical view that politics is a dirty business. — Richard M. Nixon

I don't want to be a politician. I don't like politics. It's petty; it fights dirty. — John Mellencamp

Politics is a dirty business, but if you do not do politics, politics will be done to you. — Will Shetterly

Truth And Politics Quotes

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Honesty has a beautiful and refreshing simplicity about it. No ulterior motives. No hidden meanings. An absence of hypocrisy, duplicity, political games, and verbal superficiality. As honesty and real integrity characterize our lives, there will be no need to manipulate others. — Charles R. Swindoll

Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. — George Orwell

Let us not ignore the truth among ourselves ... politically we are the aggressors and they defend themselves... The country is theirs, because they inhabit it, whereas we want to come here and settle down, and in their view we want to take away from them their country. — David Ben-Gurion

Politics quote The stronger you become, the gentler you will be.
The stronger you become, the gentler you will be.

In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible... Thus, political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging, and sheer cloudy vagueness... Political language [is] designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable. — George Orwell

All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should. — Samuel Adams

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. — Charles Colson

Politics 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.

If modernist naturalism were true, there would be no objective truth outside of science. In that case right and wrong would be a matter of cultural preference, or political power, and the power already available to modernists ideologies would be overwhelming. — Phillip E. Johnson

In order for peace to reign, one must speak the truth, and that is why I have spoken of a political abduction, ... ... Far from my own country, but in deep communion with all Haitians, including Haitians abroad, I continue to launch an appeal for peaceful resistance. — Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Truth is not to be found either in traditional capitalism or in Marxism. Each represents a partial truth. Historically, capitalism failed to discern the truth in collective enterprise and Marxism failed to see the truth in individual enterprise. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

At their best, I think, the left prioritizes compassion & idealism, and the right prioritizes truth & pragmatism. Both sides are valuable in society. Unfortunately, both are too often captured by the extremes, and so we're rarely seeing the left or the right at their best. — Lex Fridman

Bad Politics Quotes

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To say that a bad government must be established for fear of anarchy is really saying that we should kill ourselves for fear of dying. — Richard Henry Lee

A drug is not bad. A drug is a chemical compound. The problem comes in when people who take drugs treat them like a license to behave like an asshole. — Frank Zappa

All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures. — Julius Caesar

Politics 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.

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. — Mark Twain

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place. — Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Tory governments are bad for Scotland. — Nicola Sturgeon

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

The social disease of political correctness has entered daily life, inverting good to bad and attempting to rewrite proud histories as an imposition of white supremacy for which we all should make contrition. — Robert Agostinelli

The first task of the doctor is ... political: the struggle against disease must begin with a war against bad government." Man will be totally and definitively cured only if he is first liberated. — Michel Foucault

It's a tough world out there. You're going to prepare yourself for politics, bad bosses, hating employees - and usually when you're the absolute best, you get hated on the most. — Kanye West

There's bad apples in whatever way you want to group people - doesn't matter if it's religious, political or social. The big mistake is generalizing. — Charles de Lint

Family Politics Quotes

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Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponent will do it for you. — Mark Twain

For the poor, for those who want to serve, the only place left for such people is BJP. When someone joins the BJP family, it is not only about membership, we strengthen relationships. — Narendra Modi

When it comes to politics and elections, far too many Christians spend more time appealing to family, history and tradition, culture, racial expediency, and personal preference than they do to what the Bible teaches. — Tony Evans

Politics 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.

Poverty devastates families, communities and nations. It causes instability and political unrest and fuels conflict. — Kofi Annan

I am the granddaughter of an English woman. I love England and her people and, regardless of politics, consider you to be family... and always will. — Nicola Sturgeon

The dinner table is the center for the teaching and practicing not just of table manners but of conversation, consideration, tolerance, family feeling, and just about all the other accomplishments of polite society except the minuet. — Judith Martin

Politics quote Someone asked me the other day if I believe in conspiracies. Well, sure. Here's
Someone asked me the other day if I believe in conspiracies. Well, sure. Here's one. It is called political system. It is nothing if not a giant conspiracy to rob, trick and subjugate the population.

I do not understand how anyone can, in good conscience, tell a family whose child is suffering from a life-threatening disease that politics is more important than finding a cure. — Jim Doyle

Are you willing to spend time studying the issues, making yourself aware, and then conveying that information to family and friends? Will you resist the temptation to get a government handout for your community? — Ronald Reagan

There is something universal in the theme of a man trying to save his family in the midst of the most terrible circumstances. It is not limited to Sierra Leone. This story could apply to any number of places where ordinary people have been caught up in political events beyond their control. — Edward Zwick

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. — Barry Goldwater

Government And Politics Quotes

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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. — John Adams

I love peace and quiet, I hate politics and turmoil. We women are not made for governing, and if we are good women, we must dislike these masculine occupations. — Queen Victoria

When plunder becomes a way of life, men create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it. — Frederic Bastiat

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. — Edward R. Murrow

Democracy has two excesses to avoid: the spirit of inequality, which leads to an aristocracy, or to the government of a single individual; and the spirit of extreme equality, which conducts it to despotism, as the despotism of a single individual finishes by conquest. — Baron de Montesquieu

Extreme taxation, excessive controls, oppressive government competition with business, frustrated minorities and forgotten Americans are not the products of free enterprise. They are the residue of centralized bureaucracy, of government by a self-anointed elite. — Ronald Reagan

Never was a government that was not composed of liars, malefactors and thieves. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Now is the time to alter our government. Now is the time to stop the movement toward oligarchy. Now is the time to create a government which represents all Americans and not just the 1%... No more excuses. We must all become involved in the political process. — Bernie Sanders

The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing. — John Adams

Prohibition... goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes... A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded. — Abraham Lincoln

Politics And Economics Quotes

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No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems - of which getting elected and re-elected are number one and number two. Whatever is number three is far behind. — Thomas Sowell

Instead of building the peace by attacking injustices like starvation, disease, illiteracy, political and economic servitude, we spend a trillion dollars on war since 1946, until hatred and conflict have become the international preoccupation. — Daniel Berrigan

History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster. — Douglas MacArthur

Of the people, by the people, for the people. — Sun Yat-sen

Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship. — A. Philip Randolph

A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both. — Milton Friedman

Democracy can hardly be expected to flourish in societies where political and economic power is being progressively concentrated and centralized. But the progress of technology has led and is still leading to just such a concentration and centralization of power. — Aldous Huxley

Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment. — Barbara Jordan

The essence of neo-colonialism is that the State which is subject to it is, in theory, independent and has all the outward trappings of international sovereignty. In reality its economic system and thus its political policy is directed from outside. — Kwame Nkrumah

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The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government. — Tacitus

Politicians And Politics Quotes

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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. — Antonin Scalia

An honest public servant can't become rich in politics. He can only attain greatness and satisfaction by service. — Harry S. Truman

Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason. — Mark Twain

A guy named Adolf Hitler won an election in 1932 ... and 50 million people died as a result ... what I learned as a little kid is that politics is, in fact, very important. — Bernie Sanders

We find two great gangs of political speculators, who alternately take possession of the state power and exploit it by the most corrupt ends -- the nation is powerless against these two great cartels of politicians who are ostensibly its servants, but in reality dominate and plunder it. — Friedrich Engels

Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians. — Charles Krauthammer

The rich will strive to establish their dominion and enslave the rest. They always did...they always will. They will have the same effect here as elsewhere, if we do not, by the power of government, keep them in their proper spheres. — Gouverneur Morris

Politics: Poli a Latin word meaning many and tics meaning bloodsucking creatures. — Robin Williams

If one meets a powerful person--Adolf Hitler, Joe Stalin or Bill Gates--ask them five questions: "What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it? To whom are you accountable? And how can we get rid of you? — Tony Benn

He was the only man I ever knew who could get money from the rich and votes from the poor with the promise to protect them from each other. — Tommy Douglas

Religion And Politics Quotes

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All talk on Islamic States is just an empty dream. No man in his right sense would accept a nation which bases its political administration on religion, and in a country like Malaysia with its multiracial and multireligious people, there is no room for an Islamic State. — Tunku Abdul Rahman

The Church must take right ground in regard to politics... Politics are a part of a religion in such a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to the country as part of their duty to God... God will bless or curse this nation, according to the course Christians take in politics. — Charles Grandison Finney

In answer to your inquiry, I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell. — William Booth

The tendency of liberals is to create bodies of men and women-of all classes-detached from tradition, alienated from religion, and susceptible to mass suggestion-mob rule. And a mob will be no less a mob if it is well fed, well clothed, well housed, and well disciplined. — T. S. Eliot

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. — B. R. Babasaheb Ambedkar

These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness. — Anthony De Mello

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A cult is a religion with no political power. — Tom Wolfe

Skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion. Everything else is a distraction. — Talib Kweli

I don't want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it. — Billy Graham

Religion is so frequently a source of confusion in political life, and so frequently dangerous to democracy, precisely because it introduces absolutes into the realm of relative values. — Reinhold Niebuhr

Work Politics Quotes

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We are free, but not to be evil, not to be indifferent to human suffering, not to profit from the people, from the work created and sustained through their spirit of political association, while refusing to contribute to the political state that we profit from. — Jose Marti

In a country where the sole employer is the State, opposition means death by slow starvation. The old principle: who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced by a new one: who does not obey shall not eat. — Leon Trotsky

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. — Eugene McCarthy

Our policy is directed not against any country or doctrine but against hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos. Its purpose should be the revival of a working economy in the world so as to permit the emergence of political and social conditions in which free institutions can exist. — George C. Marshall

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.) — Saul Alinsky

Why are empirical questions about how the mind works so weighted down with political and moral and emotional baggage? — Steven Pinker

Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government. — Milton Friedman

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth. — Will Rogers

The attempt to divide art and politics is a bourgeois which says good poetry, art, cannot be political, but since everything is … political, even an artist or work that claims not to have any politics is making a political statement by that act. — Amiri Baraka

We have got to change the political culture in America. We need a political revolution. That means we are working on politics not just three weeks before an election but 365 days a year. — Bernie Sanders

Politics Funny Quotes

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A businessman cannot force you to buy his product; if he makes a mistake, he suffers the consequences; if he fails, he takes the loss. If bureaucrat makes a mistake, you suffer the consequences; if he fails, he passes the loss on to you. — Ayn Rand

You can change your wife, your politics, your religion, but never, never can you change your favourite football team. — Eric Cantona

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In America, anyone can become president. That's the problem. — George Carlin

I prefer someone who burns the flag and then wraps themselves up in the Constitution over someone who burns the Constitution and then wraps themselves up in the flag. — Molly Ivins

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target — Ashleigh Brilliant

I think the Republican party should be placed in drydock and have the barnacles scraped off its bottom. — Tallulah Bankhead

As we go from Abraham Lincoln to Theodore Roosevelt to Mitt Romney, I now understand why the Republicans don't believe in evolution. — Andy Borowitz

I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience. — Ronald Reagan

A man said to the universe: 'Sir, I exist!' 'However,' replied the universe. 'The fact has not created in me A sense of obligation. — Stephen Crane

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. — Evelyn Beatrice Hall

Politics Today Quotes

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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. — Fannie Lou Hamer

The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite. — Thomas Jefferson

If man is not made in the image of God, nothing then stands in the way of inhumanity. There is no good reason why mankind should be perceived as special. Human life is cheapened. We can see this in many of the major issues being debated in our society today. — Francis Schaeffer

From where many of us in the U.K. sit, American politics is hopelessly polarized. All kinds of issues get bundled up into two great heaps. The rest of the world, today and across the centuries, simply doesn't see things in this horribly oversimplified way. — N. T. Wright

I think that if the political and social movement groups and organizations that operate in this country today had the same kind of energetic commitment that the medical marijuana people have, many things could change in this country. — John Trudell

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. — Lee Iacocca

Why are so many problems today perceived as problems of intolerance, rather than as problems of inequality, exploitation, or injustice? Why is the proposed remedy tolerance, rather than emancipation, political struggle, or even armed struggle? — Slavoj Žižek

The anchor in our world today is freedom, holding us steady in times of change, a symbol of hope to all the world. — George H. W. Bush

In today’s politics, if you forget that your perception of reality has probably been at least a little manipulated, and your opponents are behaving the way they are based on a perception of reality that’s different from your own — you’re bound to get things wrong. — Tim Urban

In the old days people never bothered about what others did, so long as they were free to do what they liked themselves. Today, one cannot sneeze without being corrected, let alone enjoy oneself. That's what politics have done to our society — Tunku Abdul Rahman

Polity Quotes

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I lead no party; I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature. — Muhammad Iqbal

Unity and secularism will be the motto of the government. We can't afford divisive polity in India. — Manmohan Singh

The little bee returns with evening's gloom, To join her comrades in the braided hive, Where, housed beside their might honey-comb, They dream their polity shall long survive. — Charles Tennyson Turner

No chord in populism reverberates more strongly than the notion that the robust common sense of an unstained outsider is the best medicine for an ailing polity. Caligula doubtless got big cheers from the plebs when he installed his horse as proconsul. — Alexander Cockburn

The First Amendment serves not only the needs of the polity but also those of the human spirit - a spirit that demands self-expression . — Thurgood Marshall

No polity can be devised which shall perpetuate freedom among a people that are dead to honor and integrity. Liberty and virtue are twin sisters, and the best fabric in the world . . . . — James Henley Thornwell

Any society that entails the strengthening of the state apparatus by giving it unchecked control over the economy, and re-unites the polity and the economy, is an historical regression. In it there is no more future for the public, or for the freedoms it supported, than there was under feudalism. — Robert Higgs

Can any one be so indifferent or idle as not to care to know by what means, and under what kind of polity, almost the whole inhabited world was conquered and brought under the dominion of the single city of Rome, and that too within a period of not quite fifty-three years? — Polybius

But Connecticut and Rhode Island have originally realized the most perfect polity as to a legislature. — Ezra Stiles

In a world of global dependencies with no corresponding global polity and few tools of global justice, the rich of the world are free to pursue their own interests while paying no attention to the rest. — Zygmunt Bauman

Political Parties Quotes

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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

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. — Eugene V. Debs

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. — Mao Zedong

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. — Gerald R. Ford

The press must grow day in and day out - it is our Party's sharpest and most powerful weapon. — Joseph Stalin

I do not want to see the Republican party ride to political victory on the Four Horsemen of Calumny-fear, ignorance, bigotry and smear. — Margaret Chase Smith

If you begin to consider yourself solely responsible to a political party, you're half-way to a dictatorship. — Clement Attlee

From education to employment, housing to trust in the police, politicians from all parties must understand the different issues affecting individual communities. — Rishi Sunak

No one party can fool all of the people all of the time; that's why we have two parties — Bob Hope

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. — H. L. Mencken

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More Politics Quotes

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Politics quote by Tony Benn

If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people. — Tony Benn

Politics quote by Aristotle

Man is by nature a political animal. — Aristotle

Politics quote by Benjamin Disraeli

Finality is not the language of politics. — Benjamin Disraeli

Politics quote by Aneurin Bevan

Damn it all you can't have the crown of thorns and the thirty pieces of silver. — Aneurin Bevan

Politics quote by Jackie Kennedy

I want minimum information given with maximum politeness. — Jackie Kennedy

Politics quote by Bob Hope

I always like to go to Washington D.C. It gives me a chance to visit my money. — Bob Hope

Politics quote by Unknown Author

In times of crisis, it is of utmost importance to keep one's head. — Unknown Author

Politics quote by Sam Houston

Govern wisely, and as little as possible — Sam Houston

Politics quote by Samuel Adams

The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men. — Samuel Adams

Politics quote by Colin Powell

Politics is not bean bags. It's serious, tough stuff. — Colin Powell

Politics quote by Brad Henry

There is too much at stake for us to surrender to the politics of polarization. — Brad Henry

Politics quote by Hafez

Everyone Is God speaking. Why not be polite and Listen to Him? — Hafez

Politics quote by Albert Einstein

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity. — Albert Einstein

Politics quote by Egyptian Proverbs

Learn politeness from the impolite. — Egyptian Proverbs

Politics quote by Charles Osgood

Being Politically Correct means always having to say you're sorry. — Charles Osgood

Politics quote by Boris Yeltsin

You can build a throne with bayonets, but it's difficult to sit on it. — Boris Yeltsin

Politics quote by Karl Marx

A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. — Karl Marx

Politics quote by Boris Pasternak

Man is born to live, not to prepare for life. — Boris Pasternak

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. — Frank Zappa

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