Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Politics and Government.

The repository contains 136 quotes in the category “Politics and Government.”
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If government subsidized beaches, we would have a shortage of sand.

President Ronald Reagan
1911 — 2004

Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

President Ronald Reagan
1911 — 2004

Government is like a baby: an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

President Ronald Reagan
1911 — 2004

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.

President Ronald Reagan
1911 — 2004

On the White House:

I don’t know whether it’s the finest public housing in America or the crown jewel of the federal prison system.

President Bill Clinton
1946 —     

Being President is like running a cemetery: you’ve got a lot of people under you and nobody’s listening.

President Bill Clinton
1946 —     

Love your country, but never trust its government.

Robert Heinlein
1907 — 1988

Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.

Robert Heinlein
1907 — 1988

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.

Prime Minister Winston Churchill
1874 — 1965

A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen

Prime Minister Winston Churchill
1874 — 1965

Our Constitution is in actual operation. Everything appears to promise that it will last, but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin
1706 — 1790

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

Benjamin Franklin
1706 — 1790

The first mistake in the public business is going into it.

Benjamin Franklin
1706 — 1790

Kings have long arms, but misfortune longer; let none think themselves out of reach.

Benjamin Franklin
1706 — 1790

He knows nothing, and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.

George Bernard Shaw
1856 — 1950

Anarchism is a game at which the police can beat you.

George Bernard Shaw
1856 — 1950

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

George Bernard Shaw
1856 — 1950

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

Groucho Marx
1890 — 1977

The departmental interpreters in Washington can always be depended on to take any reasonably good law and interpret the common sense all out of it.

Mark Twain
1835 — 1910

No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.

Mark Twain
1835 — 1910

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