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.”
Showing quotes 41 through 60 in the category “Politics and Government.” Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7.

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

P. J. O’Rourke
1947 —     

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.

P. J. O’Rourke
1947 —     

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.

P. J. O’Rourke
1947 —     

If government were a product, selling it would be illegal.

P. J. O’Rourke
1947 —     

Distracting a politician from governing is like distracting a bear from eating your baby.

P. J. O’Rourke
1947 —     

Authority forgets a dying king.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
1809 — 1892

Politics is the art of making your selfish desires seem like the national interest.

Thomas Sowell
1930 —     

Our national problems usually do not cause nearly as much harm as the solutions.

Thomas Sowell
1930 —     

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

Voltaire
1694 — 1778

A multitude of laws in a country is like a great number of physicians, a sign of weakness and malady.

Voltaire
1694 — 1778

I would rather be right than President.

Senator Henry Clay
1777 — 1852

A conservative is a liberal who was mugged the night before.

Mayor Frank Rizzo
1920 — 1991

There’s no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.

Will Rogers
1879 — 1935

Those who cast the ballots decide nothing; those who count the ballots decide everything.

Josef Stalin
1880 — 1953

The only way a reporter should look at a politician is down.

H. L. Mencken
1880 — 1956

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
1880 — 1956

Government is a broker in pillage, and every election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods.

H. L. Mencken
1880 — 1956

Democracy is the theory that holds that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.

H. L. Mencken
1880 — 1956

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.

H. L. Mencken
1880 — 1956

The smarter a politician is, the more things he believes and the less he believes any of them.

H. L. Mencken
1880 — 1956

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