65 Political Life Quotes On Success In Life

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

Best Political Life Quotes

  1. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” ~ Rosalynn Carter
  2. “Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” ~ George Orwell
  3. “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” ~ Groucho Marx
  4. “Politics is show business for ugly people.” ~ Paul Begala

  5. “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” ~ Winston Churchill
  6. “However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.” ~ George Washington
  7. “Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  8. “No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.” ~ Jacob Bronowski

  9. “Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.” ~ Richard Armour
  10. “Mankind will never see an end of trouble until lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power become lovers of wisdom” ~ Plato
  11. “What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.” ~ Angela Davis
  12. “Politics determines who has the power, not who has the truth.” ~ Paul Krugman

  13. “Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  14. “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  15. “When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.” ~ Anais Nin
  16. “If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.” ~ Plato

  17. “An honest public servant can’t become rich in politics. He can only attain greatness and satisfaction by service.” ~ Harry S. Truman
  18. “No one party can fool all of the people all of the time; that’s why we have two parties” ~ Bob Hope
  19. “We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  20. “Governments never learn. Only people learn.” ~ Milton Friedman

  21. “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” ~ John Adams
  22. “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” ~ Plato
  23. “We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.” ~ Louis D. Brandeis
  24. “A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.” ~ Edward R. Murrow

  25. “Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.” ~ Mark Twain
  26. “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
  27. “If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” ~ Margaret Thatcher
  28. “Any politician who can be elected only by turning Americans against other Americans is too dangerous to be elected.” ~ Thomas Sowell

  29. “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” ~ Will Rogers
  30. “Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  31. “No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  32. “The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern.” ~ Lord Acton

  33. “Should any political party attempt to abolish social security unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group of course that believes you can do these things. Among them are a few other Texas oil millionaires and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  34. “He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.” ~ Thomas Paine
  35. “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”” ~ Isaac Asimov
  36. “Officeholders are the agents of the people, not their masters.” ~ Grover Cleveland

  37. “I have a problem with people who take the Constitution loosely and the Bible literally.” ~ Bill Maher
  38. “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  39. “Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.” ~ Henry Clay
  40. “Society is like a stew. If you don’t stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.” ~ Edward Abbey

  41. “Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  42. “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  43. “Members of Congress should be compelled to wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers, so we could identify their corporate sponsors.” ~ Caroline Baum
  44. “Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  45. “The modern patriotism, the true patriotism, the only rational patriotism is loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.” ~ Mark Twain
  46. “Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  47. “I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.” ~ Winston Churchill
  48. “Four-fifths of all our troubles would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still.” ~ Calvin Coolidge

  49. “Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.” ~ Reinhold Niebuhr
  50. “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  51. “An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  52. “Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.” ~ Robert Frost

  53. “Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.” ~ Franklin P. Adams
  54. “All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.” ~ James A. Garfield
  55. “If the Soviet empire still existed, I’d be terrified. The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now.” ~ Newt Gingrich
  56. “I won’t say that the papers misquote me, but I sometimes wonder where Christianity would be today if some of those reporters had been Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.” ~ Barry Goldwater
  57. “By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

  58. “Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.” ~ Che Guevara
  59. “Many will call me an adventurer – and that I am, only one of a different sort: one of those who risks his skin to prove his truths.” ~ Che Guevara
  60. “Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  61. “The ballot is stronger than the bullet.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

  62. “I always tell people that religious institutions and political institutions should be separate. So while I’m telling people this, I myself continue with them combined. Hypocrisy!” ~ Dalai Lama
  63. “What Democratic congressmen do to their women staffers, Republican congressmen do to the country.” ~ Bill Maher
  64. “A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.” ~ John Stuart Mill
  65. “There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America – there’s the United States of America.” ~ Barack Obama

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