Politics Quotes And Sayings


Politics Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of politics quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by allinspiration.com for you to read and enjoy.

“What is conservatism? Is it not the adherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?”
Abraham Lincoln

“The politician is a biped; but he is probably an aberrant form of hyena.”
– Abraham Miller, Unmoral Maxims

“The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.”
– Adlai E. Stevenson

“I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.”
– Adlai Stevenson, Campaign Speech, 1952

“The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal – that you can gather votes like box tops – is… the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.”
– Adlai Stevenson, Speech, Democratic National Convention

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.”
– Aesop

“All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.”
Albert Einstein

“There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.”
– Alexis De Tocqueville

“A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.”
– Alfred E. Wiggam

“Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.”
– Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’S Dictionary

“Politics, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.”
– Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’S Dictionary

“A political leader is necessarily an imposter since he believes in solving life‘s problems without asking its question.”
– André Malraux

“I like the smell of a dunged field, and the tumult of a popular election.”
– Augustus William Hare And Julius Charles Hare

“A politician is like quicksilver: if you try to put your finger on him, you find nothing under it.”
– Austin O’Malley, Keystones Of Thought

George Washington is the only president who didn’t blame the previous administration for his troubles.”
– Author Unknown

“There are always too many Democratic congressmen, too many Republican congressmen, and never enough U.S. congressmen.”
– Author Unknown

“Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.”
– Author Unknown

“How come we choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?”
– Author Unknown

“He’s not a Republican, he’s a Republican’t.”
– Author Unknown

“During a campaign the air is full of speeches – and vice versa.”
– Author Unknown

“The Christian Right is neither.”
– Author Unknown

“I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics.”
– Barack Obama, Msnbc Interview, Sep. 25, 2006

“We’ve come to be consumed by a 24-hour, slash-and-burn, negative ad, bickering, small-minded politics that doesn’t move us forward. Sometimes one side is up and the other side is down. But there’s no sense that they are coming together in a common-sense, practical, nonideological way to solve the problems that we face.”
– Barack Obama, New York Times, Dec. 11, 2006

“Everybody knows politics is a contact sport.”
– Barack Obama, The New Yorker, May 31, 2004

“When you take a stand out of deep conviction, people know. They may not even agree, but they ask, “Do I want someone who is willing to take a hard stand and someone I can trust to do that when the chips are down?” They want that.”
– Barbara Boxer

“Finality is not the language of politics.”
– Benjamin Disraeli, Speech, Feb. 28, 1859

“For too long we’ve been told about “us” and “them.” Each and every election we see a new slate of arguments and ads telling us that “they” are the problem, not “us.” But there can be no “them” in America. There’s only us.”
– Bill Clinton

“I mean, you know, this idea that somebody we disagree with on economic or social policy or something we have to turn into some kind of ogre or demon, I think, is a mistake. I mean, it’s like telling the American people or half the American people that don’t agree with you they’re all fools. That’s just not true.”
– Bill Clinton, Interview On Larry King Live, June 1, 2005

“You don’t have to wait till your party’s in power to have an impact on life at home and around the world.”
– Bill Clinton, Speech At Campus Progress National Student Conference, July 13, 2005

“Don’t vote, it only encourages them.”
– Billy Connolly

“In the founding era of our country, it was not organized religion but personal faith that brought focus and unified the early leadership–maybe an unspoken faith in God, and certain values that came with that faith. So in that sense, we cannot discount, in my judgment, religious faith in politics.”
– Billy Graham, Newsweek, Aug. 14, 2006

“Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.”
– Calvin Coolidge, Have Faith In Massachusetts

“A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.”
– Carl Sandburg

“Members of Congress should be compelled to wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers, so we could identify their corporate sponsors.”
– Caroline Baum

“Shrewd and crafty politicians, when they wish to bring about an unpopular measure, must not go straight forward to work, if they do they will certainly fail; and failures to men in power, are like defeats to a general, they shake their popularity. Therefore, since they cannot sail in the teeth of the wind, they must tack, and ultimately gain their object, by appearing at times to be departing from it.”
– Charles Caleb Colton, Lacon

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