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 61 through 80 in the category “Politics and Government.” Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7.

Would it not be easier for the government to dissolve the people and elect another?

Bertolt Brecht
1898 — 1956

Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are driving taxi cabs and cutting hair.

George Burns
1896 — 1996

Sex and politics are a lot alike. You don’t have to be good at them to enjoy them.

Senator Barry Goldwater
1909 — 1998

To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making.

Chancellor Otto von Bismarck
1815 — 1898

The press is not public opinion.

Chancellor Otto von Bismarck
1815 — 1898

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.

Chancellor Otto von Bismarck
1815 — 1898

On heart valve surgery:

It’s no piece of cake, but it sure beats listening to Ted Kennedy on the Senate floor.

Senator Jesse Helms
1921 — 2008

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.

Gore Vidal
1925 — 2012

Today’s public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can’t read them either.

Gore Vidal
1925 — 2012

Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination.

Vin Scully
1927 —     

Conservative: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.

Ambrose Bierce
1842 — 1914?

Abuse of power is the exercise of authority in a manner unpleasant to ourselves.

Ambrose Bierce
1842 — 1914?

It is easier to find people fit to govern themselves than people to govern others. Every man is the best, the most responsible, judge of his own advantage.

Lord Acton
1834 — 1902

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.

Lord Acton
1834 — 1902

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Lord Acton
1834 — 1902

In America any boy may become President and I suppose it’s just one of the risks he takes.

Ambassador Adlai Stevenson
1900 — 1965

When asked what would be the first thing he would do if he won the 1965 New York City mayoral race:

Demand a recount.

William F. Buckley, Jr.
1925 — 2008

I am against vice in every form, including the Vice Presidency.

Rep. Morris K. Udall
1922 — 1998

Now NASA is on an unmanned space mission to the moon. I think NASA should redirect and have an unmanned space mission to Washington, DC, and try to find out if there is any intelligent life left in the nation’s capital.

Rep. James A. Traficant
1941 —     

The politician is an acrobat. He keeps his balance by saying the opposite of what he does.

Barres

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