Quotes About Politics

Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason – Mark Twain

The most difficult choice a politician must ever make is whether to be a hypocrite or a liar –Unknown

If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today. – Thomas Sowell

We’d all like to vote for the best man, but he’s never a candidate. – Kin Hubbard, The Best of Kin Hubbard

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. – H L Mencken
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. –H L Mencken

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. – Oscar Ameringer

In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous. – Tacitus

It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption. – Charles de Montesquieu

The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.
To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.
To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. – Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies –Groucho Marx

The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time. – Franklin P. Adams

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. – Edward Abbey

Remember, democracy never lasts long.  It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself.  There was never a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. – John Adams

Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible. – Frank Herbert

Every politician has a promising career. Unfortunately, most of them do not keep those promises. – Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale

There can be no liberty for a community which lacks the means by which to detect lies. – Walter Lippmann

You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it. – Malcolm X

We have two types of politicians – the incapable and those capable of anything. – Slogan written on a wall in Paraguay, according to the Economist

I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician. – Charles Chaplin

There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power. – Henry David Thoreau

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