Quotes About Politics

Whether we accept it or not, but politics is a significant part of our modern living. Politics defines our freedom and our prosperity, and it also influence our view of the world and the way we impact it and/or protect it. Mostly from ourselves.

Although I am not a big fan of politics and politicians, I like this category of quotes very much. Some of the quotes and sayings about politics are funny, some are eye-openers. It is also interesting to see what some politicians have to say about politics, their own profession. You will find quotes and sayings below useful in understanding how things function in today's world. Sometimes it's not a pretty picture. And sometimes it's funny.

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"In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times." Winston Churchill

"My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference." Harry S. Truman

"Not every problem that someone has with his girlfriend is necessarily due to the capitalist mode of production." Herbert Marcuse

"Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason." Unknown author

"A fool and his money are soon elected." Will Rogers

"Since a politician never believes what he himself says, he is surprised when others believe it." General de Gaulle

"People do not make wars; governments do." Ronald Reagan

"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." Plato

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power." Abraham Lincoln

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy." Earnest Benn

"The inherent vice of capitalism is the uneven division of blessings, while the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal division of misery." Winston Churchill

"An empty stomach is not a good political adviser." Albert Einstein

"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." Henry Louis Mencken

"A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine." Thomas Jefferson

"90 percent of the politicians give the other 10 percent a bad reputation." Henry Kissinger

"Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve." George Bernard Shaw

"For a state in which the law is respected, democracy is the worst form of government, but if the law is not respected, it is the best." Plato

"Politics is the art of preventing people from becoming involved in affairs which concern them." Paul Valéry

"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

"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress..." Ronald Reagan

"It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country." Will Durant

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson

"Too rich to be a democrat." Unknown author

"The short memories of the American voters is what keeps our politicians in office." Will Rogers

"The best way to make communists is to put Americans into a place where there were no communists before." Norodom Sihanouk

"Democracy is government by explanation." Arthur James Balfour

"Ridicule first, then shame and condescension are the weapons and ammunition - in the mental manipulation and psychological terrorism of the oppressed. Self-esteem, truth and fellowship among peers are their able defenses - in a counter-attack on the lies: of fear, inferiority and a mandatory deference - intended by the oppressors." Mike E. Knezevich, Jr.

"Democracy consists of choosing your dictators after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear." Alan Coren

"Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything." Josef Stalin

"I can't help but think some people admire totalitarian regimes not because they want to live in one, but because they want to be in charge of one." Michael Totten

"No government could survive without champagne. Champagne in the throats of our diplomatic people is like oil in the wheels of an engine." Joseph Dargent

"The President of today is just the postage stamp of tomorrow." Gracie Allen


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