A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
The man who says there are no new jokes probably hasn’t read the latest batch of bills before Congress.
Yesterday upon the stair I met a man who wasn’t there. He wasn’t there again today; I think he’s from the CIA.
If voting could really change things, it would be illegal.
We expect modern youth to be strong, courageous and prepared to pay more taxes than their fathers.
Politics is either passing the buck or passing the dough.
Access to power must be confined to those who are not in love with it.
427? — 348? B.C.
The large print giveth, and the small print taketh away.
Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.
1871 — 1945
A politician was a person with whose politics you did not agree. When you did agree, he was a statesman.
Prime Minister David Lloyd George
1863 — 1945
The broad mass of a nation will more easily fall victim to a big lie than a small one.
1889 — 1945
The art of politics is to get someone to change their mind without humiliating them.
Stubborn opposition to proposals often has no other basis than the complaining question, “Why wasn’t I consulted?”
Senator Pat Moynihan
1927 — 2003
We have four boxes with which to defend our freedom: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.
Rep. Larry McDonald
1935 — 1983
Necessity overrides every law.
Pope Innocent IV
1180? — 1254
They’re lawyers. That’s Latin for liars!