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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Politics:

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. ~ H. L. Mencken.

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

A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.
~ Woodrow Wilson.

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.

Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.
~ Mao Zedong.

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
~ Texas Guinan.

A politician looks forward only to the next election. A statesman looks forward to the next generation.
~ Thomas Jefferson.

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
~ Robert Byrne.

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
~ Oscar Wilde.

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.

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.

American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's-license age than at voting age.
~ Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, 1964.

Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
~ Richard Armour.

A political leader is necessarily an imposter since he believes in solving life's problems without asking its question.
~ André Malraux.

An election cannot give a country a firm sense of direction if it has two or more national parties which merely have different names but are as alike in their principles and aims as two peas in the same pod.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Before you can begin to think about politics at all, you have to abandon the notion that there is a war between good men and bad men.
~ Walter Lippmann.

Conservatism is the policy of make no change and consult your grandmother when in doubt.
~ Woodrow Wilson.

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.

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
~ John Stuard Mill.

Don't vote, it only encourages them.
~ Author Unknown.

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