65 Political System Quotes On Success In Life

These political system quotes will inspire you. Political system, the set of formal legal institutions that constitute a “government” or a “state.”

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Best Political System Quotes

  1. “I find Chinese debates about their political system domestically, but also about China’s claims in the international system, to be among the most original and surprising and exciting of our time. The starting point is a system that none of us had anticipated, which I call Leninist capitalism, but also obviously because it is the most important emerging power. The question of China’s relations with the United States in particular, and the rest of the world in general, is the question of war and peace in the 21st century.” ~ Timothy Garton Ash
  2. “The great goal of the backlash is to nurture a cultural class war, and the first step in doing so, as we have seen, is to deny the economic basis of social class. After all, you can hardly deride liberals as society’s “elite” or present the GOP as the party of the common man if you acknowledge the existence of the corporate world – the power that creates the nation’s real elite, that dominates its real class system, and that wields the Republican Party as its personal political sidearm.” ~ Thomas Frank
  3. “Among the lessons taught by the French revolution, there is none sadder or more striking than this–that you may make everything else out of the passions of men except a political system that will work, and that there is nothing so pitilessly and unconsciously cruel as sincerity formulated into dogma.” ~ James Russell Lowell
  4. “The framers, in their wisdom, designed the [political] system so that power’s pretty disbursed.” ~ Barack Obama

  5. “The American political system is so porous, it’s so open, it’s so frustrating for those who are trying to make policy.” ~ Michael Mandelbaum
  6. “This is what oligarchy looks like: Today, the top one-tenth of 1 percent owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. The top one-hundredth of 1 percent makes more than 40 percent of all campaign contributions. The billionaire class owns the political system and reaps the benefits from it.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  7. “Nihil est incertius vulgo, nihil obscurius voluntate hominum, nihil fallacius ratione tota comitiorum. (Nothing is more unpredictable than the mob, nothing more obscure than public opinion, nothing more deceptive than the whole political system.)” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  8. “Our media and political system has turned into a mutual protection racket.” ~ Bill Moyers

  9. “The real need of the day is moral and spiritual rearmament. God’s Living Spirit can transcend conflicting political systems, can reconcile order and freedom, can rekindle true patriotism, can unite all citizens in the service of the nation, and all nations in the service of mankind.” ~ Stanley Baldwin
  10. “In the United States the government has become less important. So, it’s democracy, but as each year passes it seems that the government plays less of a role in people’s lives, and so they’re living in whatever situation their employment imposes upon them more than they’re living in a grand political system.” ~ Will Oldham
  11. “In the American political system, you’re only allowed to have real ideas if it’s absolutely guaranteed that you can’t win an election” ~ P. J. O’Rourke
  12. “All political parties, organizations, and all people should abide by the constitution and laws without any exception. They must all act in accordance with the constitution and laws. I see that as a defining feature of modern political system development.” ~ Wen Jiabao
  13. “Over the years, our political system has degenerated to the extent that it’s difficult for anyone to make any headway, yet keep his hands clean.” ~ Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

  14. “Yet, Puerto Ricos economic convergence and political integration with the rest of the nation is in a state of arrest – even though the island has been within the national borders, political system and customs territory of the U.S. for a century.” ~ Dick Thornburgh
  15. “If you work through the existing structures you are going to be corrupted. By working through political system that poisons the atmosphere, even the progressive organizations, you can see it even nowadays in the US, where people on the “Left” are all caught in the electoral campaign and get into fierce arguments about should we support this third party candidate or that third party candidate. This is a sort of little piece of evidence that suggests that when you get into working through electoral politics you begin to corrupt your ideals.” ~ Howard Zinn
  16. “Our political systems clearly are not working.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch

  17. “China has seen a great deal of economic progress. It’s certainly rather of a miracle. The growing role of the market in the economy will force China to open up its political system over time and to move toward a more democratic society. So taken as a whole, the one real failure in this whole business has been Russia.” ~ Milton Friedman
  18. “Far too many businesses have been all too eager to lobby for maintaining and increasing subsidies and mandates paid by taxpayers and consumers. This growing partnership between business and government is a destructive force, undermining not just our economy and our political system, but the very foundations of culture.” ~ Charles Koch
  19. “It’s our machines and our technologies that are now the major evolutionary forces acting upon us. It’s not our political systems.” ~ Terence McKenna
  20. “Imagining the overthrow of the current political system is the only way I can be enthused about politics.” ~ Russell Brand

  21. “There is a reason why these people [from Wall Street] are putting huge amounts of money into our political system. And in my view, it is undermining American democracy and it is allowing Congress to represent wealthy campaign contributors and not the working families of this country.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  22. “We have felt for some time that if political candidates or their staff are willing to make the pilgrimage to North Iowa, the least we can do is show hospitality. And it’s also a wonderful way to get to know these people who make our political system work.” ~ Kurt Meyer
  23. “Empathy is a human trait. But lots of humans exercise some traits more energetically than others. By “the usefulness of empathy” I mean the way in which a progressive might claim that empathy is a crucial aspect of any benign political system, and the way a conservative might argue that not only is it not necessary, but it might not even be all that helpful, in that regard.” ~ Jim Shepard
  24. “Big money is ruining the political system.” ~ Arlen Specter

  25. “he issue of inequality in this country [USA], and the ways that money has captured our political system, are serious indicators of that. And climate change is a game-changer. We really are in serious trouble as a species if we stick with business as usual. We desperately need to find alternatives, and in fact we are surrounded by them.” ~ Cynthia Kauffman
  26. “The truth is we have a political system and an economic system controlled by a few extremely wealthy people. Not Barack Obama, not Bernie Sanders, no one person has the influence by himself or herself to take on this enormous array of power unless millions of people begin to work together to demand changes.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  27. “If someone was to introduce hope and idealism into our political system, I think the tension that would create in other areas would certainly be ripe. You would think that if you bring oxygen to the organism, the organism lives. But there may be other organisms in there that thrive in darkness and in a more anaerobic environment. Watching those creatures writhe will always be interesting.” ~ Jon Stewart
  28. “[in 1998] I know my political ideas affect what I write but I’ve tried to follow the facts wherever they land. Every topic I’ve written about begins as a question. How do police departments behave? Why do bureaucracies function the way they do? What moral intuitions do people have? How do courts make their decisions? What do blacks want from the political system? I can honestly say I didn’t know the answers to those questions when I began looking into them.” ~ James Q. Wilson
  29. “Either we figure out how to keep corporate cash out of the political system or we lose the democracy.” ~ Molly Ivins

  30. “Our culture takes us out of the body and sells our loyalty into political systems, into religions, into inanimate objects and machines, collections, so forth and so on. The felt experience of the body is what the psychedelics are handing back to us.” ~ Terence McKenna
  31. “[the downfall of our political system is the] buying and selling of politicians…bribery. In the private sector, you’re arrested for it. In the public sector, it’s the norm.” ~ Jesse Ventura
  32. “You can judge the moral bearing of a political system, a political institution, a political man by the degree of danger they attach to the fact of being observed through the eyes of a satiric poet.” ~ Roque Dalton
  33. “What is the pope doing inserting himself – he’s the Vicar of Christ. He is the worldwide leader of the Catholic faith. What is he doing inserting himself into the American political system this way? That to me is the larger question.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  34. “The political system is broken, the economy is broken and so is society. That is why people are so depressed about the state of our country.” ~ David Cameron

  35. “You can have a broad popular democracy movement and have it end being taken over by the most vicious people and the result is you don’t end up with free political systems or free economic systems, you end up with a handful of radicals controlling the country.” ~ Donald Rumsfeld
  36. “Commerce is entitled to a complete and efficient protection in all its legal rights, but the moment it presumes to control a country, or to substitute its fluctuating expedients for the high principles of natural justice that ought to lie at the root of every political system, it should be frowned on, and rebuked.” ~ James F. Cooper
  37. “A political system seeking to function amongst ignorant, illiterate and barbaric people could have marvelous principles but could only succeed in being ignorant, illiterate and barbaric unless one addressed the people one by one and cured the ignorance, illiteracy and barbarism of each citizen.” ~ L. Ron Hubbard
  38. “In my opinion, a war between England and Germany was a war between brothers. In my inner self I admired the English government and political system.” ~ Walter Schellenberg

  39. “We have the leading companies and the leading sectors in the advanced industrial world, we have an incredibly dynamic society, and we have high levels of entrepreneurship. And we have the best universities in the world. … We also have impeccable credit. What we don’t have is a political system that can take the simple measures to deal with our short-term deficit.” ~ Fareed Zakaria
  40. “Above all things the mass-mind is most bitterly resentful of superiority. It will not tolerate the thought of an elite; and under a political system of universal suffrage, the mass-mind is enabled to make its antipathies prevail.” ~ Albert J. Nock
  41. “I wish I could write a book that will be read for as long as our civilization lasts. I would value it much more highly than any business success if I could contribute to an understanding of the world in which we live or, better yet, if I could help to preserve the economic and political system that has allowed me to flourish as a participant.” ~ George Soros
  42. “The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.” ~ George Washington

  43. “From the day I took office, I’ve been told that addressing our larger challenges is too ambitious; such an effort would be too contentious. I’ve been told that our political system is too gridlocked, and that we should just put things on hold for a while. For those who make these claims, I have one simple question: How long should we wait? How long should America put its future on hold?” ~ Barack Obama
  44. “If a state should pass laws forbidding its citizens to become wise and holy, it would be made a byword for all time. But this, in effect, is what our commercial, social, and political systems do. They compel the sacrifice of mental and moral power to money and dissipation.” ~ John Lancaster Spalding
  45. “Reagan’s story of freedom superficially alludes to the Founding Fathers, but its substance comes from the Gilded Age, devised by apologists for the robber barons. It is posed abstractly as the freedom of the individual from government control a Jeffersonian ideal at the roots of our Bill of Rights, to be sure. But what it meant in politics a century later, and still means today, is the freedom to accumulate wealth without social or democratic responsibilities and license to buy the political system right out from everyone else.” ~ Bill Moyers
  46. “It remains to be seen, for example whether China can continue to develop as a market economy while still retaining an authoritarian communist political system.” ~ Peter Dicken

  47. “The world political system is till based on the concept of the national sovereign state. For the first time therefore, in three hundred years economy and sovereignty are becoming divorced from each other.” ~ Peter Drucker
  48. “It depends on the state itself to retain or abolish the principle of representation, because it depends on itself whether it will continue a member of the Union. To deny this right would be inconsistent with the principle on which all our political systems are founded, which is, that the people have in all cases, a right to determine how they will be governed. This right must be considered as an ingredient in the original composition of the general government, which, though not expressed, was mutually understood. . .” ~ William Rawle
  49. “Often in my lectures when I use the phrase “imperialist white-supremacist capitalist patriarchy” to describe our nation’s political system, audiences laugh. No one has ever explained why accurately naming this system is funny. The laughter is itself a weapon of patriarchal terrorism.” ~ Bell Hooks
  50. “In our society, real power does not happen to lie in the political system, it lies in the private economy: that’s where the decisions are made about what’s produced, how much is produced, what’s consumed, where investment takes place, who has jobs, who controls the resources, and so on and so forth. And as long as that remains the case, changes inside the political system can make some difference-I don’t want to say it’s zero-but the differences are going to be very slight.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  51. “The crucial fact to realize about all the powerful machinery of the Corporate State – its laws, structure, political system – is that it possesses no mind.” ~ Charles A. Reich

  52. “Yoo’s theory promotes frank discussion of the national interest and makes it harder for politicians to parade policy conflicts as constitutional crises. Most important, Yoo’s approach offers a way to renew our political system’s democratic vigor.” ~ David B. Rivkin
  53. “I think the only way that political system can be corrected is for the American people to see very vividly that it needs repair. If things are going to worse in the future, the American people, in every congressional district in the land, might demand that reforms take place in the political system.” ~ Jimmy Carter
  54. “New information technologies-including email, the web, and computerized blast-faxes and phone calls-have fundamentally changed the landscape of political competition in modern democracies. They’ve done so in three ways: by dramatically boosting the access of individuals and special interests to politically potent information, by making it easier for such people to coordinate their activities and exert political power, and by greatly increasing the pace of events within our political systems.” ~ Thomas Homer-Dixon
  55. “The enactment of the Homestead Act would create the strongest tie between the citizen and the Government-he would with cheerfulness contribute his proportionable part of the taxes to defray the expenses of the political system under which he lived.” ~ Andrew Johnson
  56. “The political system is not for the people. The people are secondary to the economy. It’s about what generates money, not about what benefits the people.” ~ Ziggy Marley

  57. “I am simply pointing out that at the rate at which we are going the whole genetic engineering technology will end up in the hands of the political system to be used for the complete control and subjugation of man.” ~ U.G. Krishnamurti
  58. “The craziest of all political systems, the unique leader state, has found its deserved end. History will note for eternity that the German people were not able on their own initiative to shake off the yoke of the National Socialists. The victory of the Americans, English, and Russians was a necessary occurrence to destroy the National Socialists’ delusions and plans for world domination.” ~ Friedrich Kellner
  59. “In a very real sense, the Constitution is our compact with history . . . [but] the Constitution can maintain that compact and serve as the lodestar of our political system only if its terms are binding on us. To the extent we depart from the document’s language and rely instead on generalities that we see written between the lines, we rob the Constitution of its binding force and give free reign to the fashions and passions of the day.” ~ Alex Kozinski
  60. “The danger is not only that these austerity measures are killing the European economies but also that they threaten the very legitimacy of European democracies – not just directly by threatening the livelihoods of so many people and pushing the economy into a downward spiral, but also indirectly by undermining the legitimacy of the political system through this backdoor rewriting of the social contract.” ~ Ha-Joon Chang
  61. “There is only one revolution tolerable to all men, all societies, all political systems: Revolution by design and invention.” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

  62. “How could such a destructive man [referring to Bush] be so popular with the American people?… Not only is he poisoning our air and water – he’s poisoning our political system as well.” ~ Barbra Streisand
  63. “I think with the advent of Reagan, and subsequently, both parties, there’s been a strong move towards the advantage given to the richer people, in taxation and grants and supplements and things of that kind. Primarily exacerbated more recently by the Supreme Court’s stupid ruling on Citizens United, and now there’s a massive flood of money into the political system that I think has subverted the essence of a moral and ethical standard that used to permeate American democracy. Now it’s not an admirable process. I think we’ve gone backwards.” ~ Jimmy Carter
  64. “Despite the fact that the country was electing Republicans, Obama wasn’t being stopped, and it’s because of the political system. The political system has evolved into a giant bureaucracy, the primary purpose of which is self-preservation, not fixing anything.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  65. “I really think what’s happening to the American political system is that it has been reduced to a system of self-perpetuation for the people in it. And they view security for themselves as always needing things to be done.” ~ Rush Limbaugh

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