64 Political Leader Quotes On Success In Life

These political leader quotes will inspire you. Political leader, one who is actively involved or skilled in politics, especially one who holds a political office.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging political leader quotes, political leader sayings, and political leader proverbs.

Best Political Leader Quotes

  1. “Today, more than ever, we need political leaders who can see the big picture, who understand the relationship between the economy and its environmental support systems.” ~ Lester R. Brown
  2. “It is now, more than ever, necessary that political leaders be outstanding for honesty, integrity and commitment to the common good.” ~ Pope Francis
  3. “The future lies with those wise political leaders who realize that the great public is interested more in government than in politics.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  4. “We shall never change our political leaders until we change the people who elect them.” ~ Mark Skousen

  5. “I don’t envy Netanyahu’s situation, because I think he is in hot water. Obviously, this man has a totally different sense of personal morality than some of our previous political leaders. What would I personally like to see? I would like to see this government go straight to hell. And I would have liked to have seen the previous government go straight to hell.” ~ Amos Oz
  6. “It is only the Somalis themselves – and I don’t hide that fact when I meet the political leaders here – they themselves have to stop their old practices of fighting each other every time they have a problem. They have to learn how to do peaceful conflict resolution.” ~ Jan Egeland
  7. “Labor is like motherhood to most of our political leaders: a calling so fine and noble that it would be sullied by talk of vulgar, mundane things like pay.” ~ Barbara Ehrenreich
  8. “Political leaders have to withstand headwinds.” ~ Thomas de Maiziere

  9. “A political leader must keep looking over his shoulder all the time to see if the boys are still there. If they arent still there, hes no longer a political leader.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  10. “The future lies with those wise political leaders who realize that the great public is interested more in Government than in politics. The growing independence of voters, after all, has been proven by the votes in every Presidential election since my childhood and the tendency, frankly, is on the increase.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  11. “Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.” ~ Mao Zedong
  12. “I see myself as more of a policy maker than a political leader.” ~ Paul Ryan

  13. “The good news, to relieve all this gloom, is that a democracy is inherently self-correcting. Here, the people are sovereign. Inept political leaders can be replaced. Foolish policies can be changed. Disastrous mistakes can be reversed.” ~ Theodore C. Sorensen
  14. “Of course, political leaders are much more ambitious than gangsters. The latter are content to take your money, whereas the former, besides taking far more of your money, have the effrontery to violate your just rights whenever their convenience dictates.” ~ Robert Higgs
  15. “Today’s political leaders demonstrate their low opinion of the public with every social law they pass. They believe that, if given the right to chose, the citizenry will probably make the wrong choice. Legislators do not think any more in terms of persuading people; they feel the need to force their agenda on the public at the point of a bayonet and the barrel of a gun, in the name of the IRS, the SEC, the FDA, the DEA, the EPA, or a multitude of other ABCs of government authority.” ~ Mark Skousen
  16. “A political leader worthy of assassination” ~ Irving Layton

  17. “One wonders how far spiritual and political leaders can genuinely lead us without some degree of mystical seeing and action.” ~ Richard Rohr
  18. “People who think of themselves as tough-minded and realistic, among them influential political leaders and businessmen as well as go-getters and hustlers of smaller caliber, tend to take it for granted that human nature is selfish and that life is a struggle in which only the fittest may survive. According to this philosophy, the basic law by which man must live, in spite of his surface veneer of civilization, is the law of the jungle. The “fittest” are those who can bring to the struggle superior force, superior cunning, and superior ruthlessness.” ~ S. I. Hayakawa
  19. “Whether you are a business leader or political leader, you need people around you who are prepared to tell the truth.” ~ Michael Kroger
  20. “What political leaders decide, intelligence services tend to seek to justify.” ~ Henry A. Kissinger

  21. “From these activists we can learn a crucial lesson: without citizens creating the institutions necessary for facilitating the growth of public deliberation, democracy will be a meaningless term. Without political leaders articulating this idea and acting upon it, public life and citizenship will continue to stagnate.” ~ Kevin Mattson
  22. “I think it’s a good thing for a president or political leaders to want to put their values or their faith into action. Desmond Tutu did that in South Africa. Martin Luther King Jr. did that here. This is a good thing.” ~ Jim Wallis
  23. “The reality is today most of our political leaders want to be treated as gods and semi-gods, from the security details to the fuss around them and so on.” ~ Kumi Naidoo
  24. “A political leader is necessarily an imposter since he believes in solving life’s problems without asking its question.” ~ Andre Malraux

  25. “We see political leaders replacing moral imperatives with a Southern strategy. We have seen all too clearly that there are men-now in power in this country-who do not respect dissent, who cannot cope with turmoil, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support repression as long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit. And it is up to us to prove that they are wrong.” ~ John Lindsay
  26. “People rightly want our political leaders – on all sides – to concentrate on minimising the damage to jobs, living standards and our savings from the banking crisis.” ~ Lucy Powell
  27. “Our political leaders must be honest and forthcoming with data that will allow citizens to use facts and figures to judge for themselves what state Social Security is in.” ~ Grace Napolitano
  28. “Persistence in a single view has never been regarded as a merit in political leaders.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  29. “The national interest is predetermined by geopolitics or the history of a country. Important political leaders never just followed their interests – they were concerned about the interests of their people.” ~ Joseph Nye
  30. “We, the present-day political leaders, are called upon to take responsibility for making joint decisions upon which the prosperity of future generations will heavily depend. Serbia may be a small country yet, through partner cooperation with others, it can confront all challenges and address problems that overcome its capacities.” ~ Tomislav Nikolic
  31. “It is possible, reading standard histories, to forget half the population of the country. The explorers were men, the landholders and merchants men, the political leaders men, the military figures men. The very invisibility of women, the overlooking of women, is a sign of their submerged status.” ~ Howard Zinn
  32. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” ~ Ralph Nader

  33. “I understand why political leaders in the beginning want to be cheerleaders to generate optimism. But to admit that they didn’t understand the depths of the problem afterwards, I found a little bit surprising.” ~ Joseph Stiglitz
  34. “Political leaders in capitalist countries who cheer the collapse of socialism in other countries continue to favor socialist solutions in their own. They know the words, but they have not learned the tune.” ~ Milton Friedman
  35. “It’s time for our business and political leaders to help redefine morality beyond sex, drugs, and rock and roll to include lying, hypocrisy, and callous indifference to those in need.” ~ Arianna Huffington
  36. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” ~ John F. Kennedy

  37. “I think having Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House is going to send a very wonderful lesson to the American public that women can be strong, they can be tough, they can be effective, and they can lead this country as political leaders.” ~ Ellen Malcolm
  38. “We have become a nation ruled by fear. Since the end of the Second World War, various political leaders have fostered fear in the American people–fear of communism, fear of terrorism, fear of immigrants, fear of people based on race and religion, fear of gays and lesbians in love who just want to get married and fear of people who are somehow different. It is fear that allows political leaders to manipulate us all and distort our national priorities.” ~ Mike Gravel
  39. “It seems to me it would be pretty awful if Canadians came to choose political leaders not for their political ideas and actions, but because of their adherence or their devotedness to one faith or another.” ~ Pierre Trudeau
  40. “Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.” ~ Joseph Stalin

  41. “Political leaders or governments owe their position partly to force and partly to popular election. They cannot be regarded as representative of best elements, morally or intellectually, in their respective nations.” ~ Albert Einstein
  42. “We cannot be secure by limiting our liberties, as some of our political leaders are demanding, but only by expanding themWe should take our example not from the military and political leaders shouting ‘retaliate’ and ‘war’ but from the doctors and nurses and firemen and policemen who have been saving lives in the midst of mayhem, whose first thoughts are not violence, but healing, and not vengeance, but compassion.” ~ Howard Zinn
  43. “I’m glad to know that we do have political leaders that believe in God, and that has been true from the days of George Washington.” ~ Billy Graham
  44. “There is nothing more basic to our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders.” ~ Mark Shields

  45. “We are each other’s seventh largest trading partner, we are the fifth largest investor there and likewise, we have a lot of exchanges between political leaders, businessmen, tourists and school children too.” ~ S. R. Nathan
  46. “These days there are not enough of such intermediary groups, between the state and the individual, with the result that political leaders are often unduly guided by opinion polls.” ~ Jacques Delors
  47. “Hopefully, Serbia’s political leaders will not only recognize the seriousness which we attach to this case but also understand that it is in Serbia’s interest to let justice work to sever the ties with the Milosevic past that have held the country back from a Europe where it otherwise belongs.” ~ Tim Bishop
  48. “If only political leaders would allow themselves to feel, as well as to think, the world might be a happier place.” ~ Golda Meir

  49. “‘Dreams From My Father’ reveals more about Obama than is usually known about political leaders until after they’re dead. Perhaps more than it intends, it shows his mind working, in real time, sentence by sentence, in what feels like a private audience with the reader.” ~ Jonathan Raban
  50. “We have come to discover what we suspect is a new political mindset emerging among a younger generation of political leaders socialized on Internet communications. Their politics are less about right versus left and more about centralized and authoritarian versus distributed and collaborative.” ~ Jeremy Rifkin
  51. “North and south must also adopt measures to arrest the growing phenomenon of illegal capital flight and the repatriation of illicit wealth siphoned abroad by corrupt political leaders and their collaborators back to their countries of origin.” ~ Olusegun Obasanjo
  52. “Political leaders need to formulate long-term EU goals that show: Yes, we want to stay together.” ~ Martin Schulz

  53. “Texas Republican political leaders take perverse pride in how deeply they have cut our state’s education budget. Thousands of teachers have been pulled from classrooms, schools have closed and valuable programs have been canceled. In many places, districts are forced to choose between prekindergarten programs and English, algebra and art.” ~ Wendy Davis
  54. “When you’re a political leader, when you represent the entire state or the entire country, not just Republicans or not just Democrats or not just the poor or not just the rich, you have to really represent everybody. No matter who contributes money, when you win, you represent everyone.” ~ David Shuster
  55. “You are talking to a leftist. I believe in the redistribution of wealth and power in the world. I believe in universal hospital care for everyone. I believe that we should not have a single homeless person in the richest country in the world. And I believe that we should not have a C.I.A. that goes around overwhelming governments and assassinating political leaders, working for tight oligarchies around the world to protect the tight oligarchy here at home.” ~ Abbie Hoffman
  56. “Mussolini was the greatest political leader of the century.” ~ Gianfranco Fini

  57. “If you are required to kill someone today, on the promise of a political leader that someone else shall live in peace tomorrow, believe me, you are not only a double murderer, you are a suicide, too.” ~ Katherine Anne Porter
  58. “Convictions no doubt have to be modified or expanded to meet changing conditions but … to be a reliable political leader sooner or later your anchors must hold fast where other men’s drag.” ~ Margot Asquith
  59. “The world understands that our country could solve all conflicts with military solutions, but we won’t because we have leaders and we have a moral responsibility but we have also have a political – we have a political leader who is scared and who is raised on the idea that American force is the true evil.” ~ Greg Gutfeld
  60. “The terms of peace may be negotiated by political leaders, but the fate of peace is up to each of us.” ~ Barack Obama

  61. “Here is an educational bombshell: Take from all of today’s industrial nations all their industrial machinery and all their energy-distributing networks, and leave them all their ideologies, all their political leaders, and all their political organizations, and I can tell you that within six months, two billion people will die of starvation, having gone through great pain and deprivation along the way.” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
  62. “If man chooses oblivion, he can go right on leaving his fate to his political leaders. If he chooses Utopia, he must initiate an enormous education program – immediately, if not sooner.” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
  63. “The liberal tradition has its roots in the Enlightenment, that period in the eighteenth-century Europe when intellectuals and political leaders had a powerful sense that reason could be employed to make the world a better place.” ~ John Mearsheimer
  64. “In Stage I, divorces were not allowed, so men’s [sexual] affairs did not put women’s economic security in jeopardy; in Stage II, affairs could lead to divorce, so men’s affairs did place women’s economic security in jeopardy. We did not want political leaders who would be role models for behavior that would put women’s economic security in jeopardy.” ~ Warren Farrell

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