Liberty produces wealth and wealth destroys liberty.
Henry Demarest Lloyd
1847 — 1903
Politicians are people who get sworn in and then cursed out.
Elections are when people find out what politicians stand for, and politicians find out what people will fall for.
America is a land which fought for freedom and then began passing laws to get rid of it.
America is still a land of promise, especially during a political campaign.
The U.N. is a place where governments opposed to free speech demand to be heard.
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I’m beginning to believe it.
1857 — 1938
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectful.
1903 — 1950
If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.
1885 — 1982
A law is what results when the government writes a wrong.
If you try to please everybody, somebody’s not going to like it.
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison; anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unneccessary tyranny.
Earl Bertrand Russell
1872 — 1970
When freedom fails, politicians use that failure to justify abandoning freedom, but when the state fails, politicians use the failure to justify expanding the state.
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury.
Sir Alex Tytler
1747 — 1813
A week is a long time in politics.
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
1916 — 1995
Military secrets are the most fleeting of all.
Put not your trust in princes.
Politicians are like diapers: they both need to be changed frequently and for the same reason.
A lot of folks are flocking to Washington to ask what they can do for their country, and what the salary will be.
The problem with political jokes is that they keep getting elected.