Quotes About Politics

Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Politics

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Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.

~Mao Zedong


Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber

Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.

~Mark Twain


Nobody believes a rumor here in Washington until it’s officially denied.

~Edward T. Cheyfitz


There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.

~Martin Luther King Jr.


Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.

~George Will

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel


You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.

~Malcolm X


My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.

~Abraham Lincoln


In golf, you keep your head down and follow through. In the vice presidency, you keep your head up and follow through. It’s a big difference.

~Dan Quayle




Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself

Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.

~Winston Churchill


Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

~Groucho Marx


I’m not a leftist; I’m where the righteous ought to be.

~M.M. Coady


I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

~Thomas Jefferson

If you are going through hell keep going


A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman thinks of the next generation.

~James Freeman Clarke, Sermon


What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?

~Mahatma Gandhi


Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.

~Robert Byrne


If you’re going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.

~Keith Richards, Keith Richards: In His Own Words


Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.

~George Jean Nathan

We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.


The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

~Ayn Rand


When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.

~P.J. O’Rourke


I’m completely in favor of the
separation of Church and State.
… These two institutions screw us up enough
on their own, so both of them together is
certain death.

~George Carlin


A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.

~Woodrow Wilson


In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.

~Napoléon Bonaparte

We don't have a trillion dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.


Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.

~George Burns


Before you can begin to think about politics at all, you have to abandon the notion that there is a war between good men and bad men.

~Walter Lippmann


The first duty of a man is to think for himself

~José Martí


They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.

~Clare Boothe Luce


The greatest and most powerful revolutions often start very quietly, hidden in the shadows. Remember that.

~Richelle Mead


Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all of His laws.

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.

~Ronald Reagan


The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.

~Plato, The Republic


A political convention is just not a place where you come away with any trace of faith in human nature.

~Murray Kempton


I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.

~Thomas Jefferson


Fear is the foundation of most governments.

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.

~George E. MacDonald


The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.

~John F. Kennedy


Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.

~Thomas Jefferson


A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.

~Carl Sandburg


Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.

~Dwight D. Eisenhower


Politics — I don’t know why, but they seem to have a tendency to separate us, to keep us from one another, while nature is always and ever making efforts to bring us together.

~Sean O’Casey


Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do-then do it with all your strength.


The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.

~Karl Marx


Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.

~John F. Kennedy


We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.



Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.

~Sun Tzu, The Art of War


We have plenty of Confidence in this country, but we are a little short of good men to place our Confidence in.

~Will Rogers


Never ruin an apology with an excuse.

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


One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.



If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.

~Emma Goldman


Politics, n: Poly “many” + tics “blood-sucking parasites”

~Larry Hardiman


A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.

~Edward R. Murrow

And in the end it is not the years in your life that count its the life in your years


Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary


Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.

~Franklin D. Roosevelt


A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.

~Texas Guinan


If you want to rebel, rebel from inside the system.That’s much more powerful than rebelling outside the system.

~Marie Lu, Legend


Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

~Ronald Reagan


I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.

~Thomas Jefferson


History is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.

~Oscar Wilde

As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them


An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

~Winston S. Churchill


Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.

~Frank Herbert


All people are born alike — except Republicans and Democrats.

~Groucho Marx


I’m worried that students will take their obedient place in society and look to become successful cogs in the wheel – let the wheel spin them around as it wants without taking a look at what they’re doing. I’m concerned that students not become passive acceptors of the official doctrine that’s handed down to them from the White House, the media, textbooks, teachers and preachers.

~Howard Zinn

The people are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty


Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.

~Winston Churchill


Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.

~Gore Vidal, Screening History


If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.

~Jay Leno


I have left orders to be awakened at any time during national emergency, even if I’m in a cabinet meeting.

~Ronald Reagan


It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.



Members of Congress should be compelled to wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers, so we could identify their corporate sponsors.

~Caroline Baum


A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.

~Barack Obama


 The problem with political jokes is they get elected.

~Henry Cate, VII


If our Founding Fathers wanted us to care about the rest of the world, they wouldn’t have declared their independence from it.

~Stephen Colbert


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.



We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.

~Thomas Jefferson


I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

~Charles de Gaulle


Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.



The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.

~Maureen Murphy


In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.

~Mark Twain


Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

~Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy


Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.

~Gore Vidal


Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it….

~George Bernard Shaw


He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.

~George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara


Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.

~Doug Larson


Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.

~Vladimir Ilich Lenin


I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.

~Adlai Stevenson


How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?

~Charles de Gaulle


The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.

~Adlai Stevenson


As government expands, liberty contracts.

~Ronald Reagan


The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.

~Adlai Stevenson


Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature made them.

~Bertrand Russell, New Hopes for a Changing World


Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.

~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary


The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it.

~P.J. O’Rourke


The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!

~Albert Einstein


Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.

~John Quinton


Since mankind’s dawn, a handful of oppressors have accepted the responsibility over our lives that we should have accepted for ourselves. By doing so, they took our power. By doing nothing, we gave it away. We’ve seen where their way leads, through camps and wars, towards the slaughterhouse.

~Alan Moore, V for Vendetta


Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

~Nikita Khrushchev


I have never voted in my life… I have always known and understood that the idiots are in a majority so it’s certain they will win.

~Louis-Ferdinand Céline


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