Sunday, 14 July 2013

Politics / Politicans

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar. - H. L. Mencken

A politician is a person who can make waves and then make you think he's the only one who can save the ship. - Ivern Ball

A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground. - H. L. Mencken

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. - John Quincy Adams

An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty. - Eugene J. McCarthy 

An honest politician is one, who, when he is bought, will stay bought. - Simon Cameron 

In politics nothing is contemptible. - Benjamin Disraeli

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen. - George Macdonald

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim. - Thomas B. Macaulay

Politics are a very unsatisfactory game. - Henry Adams

Politics is the art of obtaining money from the rich and votes from the poor on the pretext of protecting each from the other. - Oscar Ameringer

Politics is the conduct of public affairs for private advantage. - Ambrose Bierce

Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions. - Jonathan Swift

The bedfellows politics made are never strange. It only seems that way to those who have not watched the courtship. - Marcel Achard

The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class. - Aristotle

The most successful politician is he who says what everybody is thinking most often and in the loudest voice. - Theodore Roosevelt

The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency. - Eugene J. McCarthy

The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority. - Will Durant

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 Pierce Adams

There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour. - Benjamin Disraeli

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. - Aristotle

What this country needs is more unemployed politicians. - Angela Davis

When the political columnists say 'Every thinking man' they mean themselves, and when candidates appeal to 'Every intelligent voter' they mean everybody who is going to vote for them. - Franklin P. Adams

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