Politics Quotes

 A bad cause will never be supported by bad means and bad men. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 A book might be written on the injustice of the just. 
Author: Anthony Hope
Nationality: English
b. 9 February 1863  - d. 8 July 1933
  
 A child sees the tip of the iceberg. A grazed knee hurts straight away, but inner experience comes in capsules which take time to dissolve in the mind. 
Author: Mungo MacCallum
Nationality: Australian
b. 21 December 1941
  
 A commitment to sexual equality with males is a commitment to becoming the rich instead of the poor, the rapist instead of the raped, the murderer instead of the murdered. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 A committee is a life form with six or more legs and no brain. 
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Nationality: American
b. 7 July 1907  - d. 8 May 1988
  
 A communist is like a crocodile: when it opens its mouth you cannot tell whether it is trying to smile or preparing to eat you up. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 A country losing touch with its own history is like an old man losing his glasses, a distressing sight, at once vulnerable, unsure, and easily disoriented. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 A fool and his money are soon elected. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 A fool can no more see his own folly than he can see his ears. 
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Nationality: English
b. 18 July 1811  - d. 24 December 1863
  
 A good friend of my son's is a son to me. 
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Nationality: American
b. December 1949
  
 A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means. 
Author: Sallust
Nationality: Roman
b. December 86  - d.  December 34
  
 A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation. 
Author: Adlai Stevenson II
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1900  - d. 14 July 1965
  
 A joke is a very serious thing. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 A lesson to be remembered in politics is never ignore an untruth or major inaccuracy printed about yourself or your party. If it is allowed to go unchecked, it becomes fact by default, and other journalists, months later, will quote it as folklore. 
Author: Don Leslie Chipp
Nationality: Australian
b. 21 August 1925  - d. 28 August 2006
  
 A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 A little rebellion now and then is a good thing and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 A man can be a hero if he is a scientist, or a soldier, or a drug addict, or a disc jockey, or a crummy mediocre politician. A man can be a hero because he suffers and despairs; or because he thinks logically and analytically; or because he is ''sensitive;'' or because he is cruel. Wealth establishes a man as a hero, and so does poverty. Virtually any circumstance in a man's life will make him a hero to some group of people and has a mythic rendering in the culture -- in literature, art, theater, or the daily newspapers. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 A man who is a politician at forty is a statesman at three score and ten. It is at this age, when he would be too old to be a clerk or a gardener or a police-court magistrate, that he is ripe to govern a country. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 A man who seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society. 
Author: King Frederick the Great - Frederick II
Nationality: Prussian
b. 24 January 1712  - d. 17 August 1786
  
 A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. 
Author: John Stuart Mill
Nationality: English
b. 20 May 1806  - d. 8 May 1873
  
 A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 A political career brings out the basest qualities in human nature. 
Author: James Bryce
Nationality: British
b. 10 May 1838  - d. 22 January 1922
  
 A politician is an animal, which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman, of the next generation. 
Author: James F. Clarke
Nationality: American
b. 4 April 1810  - d. 8 June 1888
  
 A politician will do anything to keep his job even become a patriot. 
Author: William Randolph Hearst
Nationality: American
b. 16 April 1863  - d. 14 August 1951
  
 A presidency can shape an era - and it can change our lives. A successful presidency can give meaning to an age. 
Author: George H. W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 12 June 1924
  
 A statesman is a politician who's been dead ten or fifteen years. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 A whiff of how important class is in Australian society, is how fearfully the politicians run away from it. 
Author: Craig McGregor
Nationality: American   
 Actually, I - this may sound a little West Texan to you, but I like it. When I'm talking about - when I'm talking about myself, and when he's talking about myself, all of us are talking about me. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 African Americans, whose right to vote was the most egregiously violated (and who usually are the first to stand and fight injustice), seem to have given up. Betrayed, forgotten and taken for granted by the Democrats, black voters saw no reason to revolt in 2000 - and little reason to show up in 2002. They got the message loud and clear: 'This is White America - we call the shots, we run this place, so shut the f*** up and stay home. The polls have closed for you.' 
Author: Michael Moore
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1954
  
 Alexander Hamilton originated the put and take system in our national treasury: the taxpayers put it in, and the politicians take it out. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 All parties without exception, when they seek for power, are varieties of absolutism. 
Author: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Nationality: French
b. 15 January 1809  - d. 10 January 1865
  
 All personal, psychological, social, and institutionalized domination on this earth can be traced back to its source: the phallic identities of men. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 All religions must be tolerated, for every man must get to heaven in his own way. 
Author: King Frederick the Great - Frederick II
Nationality: Prussian
b. 24 January 1712  - d. 17 August 1786
  
 All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing. 
Author: Jean-Baptiste Molière
Nationality: French
b. 15 January 1622  - d. 17 February 1673
  
 All their devices for cheapening labour simply resulted in increasing the burden of labour. 
Author: William Morris
Nationality: English
b. 24 March 1834  - d. 03 October 1896
  
 All those men have their price. 
Author: Sir Robert Walpole
Nationality: English
b. 26 August 1676  - d. 18 March 1745
  
 Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Always remember, that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue. 
Author: Sallust
Nationality: Roman
b. December 86  - d.  December 34
  
 America and the world will not be blackmailed. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 America has meant to the world a land in which the common man who means well and is willing to do his part has access to all the necessary means of a good life. 
Author: Alvin Saunders Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 18 December 1874  - d. 07 June 1971
  
 America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens. Every child must be taught these principles. Every citizen must uphold them. And every immigrant, by embracing these ideals, makes our country more, not less, American. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Americans are a resolute people, who have risen to every test of our time. Adversity has revealed the character of our country, to the world, and to ourselves. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Americans are overreachers; overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 An empty stomach is not a good political advisor. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 An honest politician is one who when he is bought will stay bought. 
Author: Simon Cameron
Nationality: American
b. 8 March 1799  - d. 26 July 1889
  
 And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together. 
Author: Jonathan Swift
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 November 1667  - d. 19 October 1745
  
 And tonight I have a message for the brave and oppressed people of Iraq: Your enemy is not surrounding your country, your enemy is ruling your country. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Any suggestion that the segregated past was acceptable or positive is offensive, and it is wrong. Recent comments by Senator Lott do not reflect the spirit of our country. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office. 
Author: David S. Broder
Nationality: American
b. 11 September 1929
  
 Are Americans free simply because they are permitted a perfunctory choice on who will molest their rights and liberties? Is the sole question remaining in American politics - how to find a good master for the American people? 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 Are you crazy, Goebbels? To make such a mess of things! One has to be ashamed to be a German. 
Author: John Willard Toland
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1912  - d. 4 January 2004
  
 As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms. 
Author: Tench Coxe
Nationality: American
b. 22 May 1755  - d. 17 July 1824
  
 As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of his outlook. 
Author: Joseph Conrad
Nationality: Polish
b. 3 December 1857  - d. 3 August 1924
  
 As long as I don't write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything. 
Author: Pierri-Augustin de Beaumarchais
Nationality: French
b. December 1732  - d.  December 1799
  
 Asking an incumbent member of Congress to vote for term limits is a bit like asking a chicken to vote for Colonel Sanders. 
Author: Bob Inglis
Nationality: American
b. 11 October 1959
  
 At every step of the way, George W. Bush has put the narrow interests of the few ahead of the interests of most Americans. 
Author: John Forbes Kerry
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1943
  
 At home you always have to be a politician. When you're abroad you almost feel yourself a statesman. 
Author: 1st Earl of Stockton Harold Macmillan
Nationality: British
b. 10 February 1894  - d. 29 December 1986
  
 Attention Deficit Democracy lulls citizens into thinking that they have nothing to fear from the rising number of sticks and shackles that politicians and bureaucrats can use on them. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 Attention Deficit Democracy produces the attitudes, ignorance, and arrogance that pave the way to political collapse. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 Australia is what it is today in spite of the government and incompetent politicians. 
Author: Suzanne Le Moy
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1894  - d.  December 1976
  
 Bare-faced covetousness was the moving spirit of civilization from the first dawn to the present day.... 
Author: Friedrich Engels
Nationality: German
b. 28 December 1820  - d. 5 August 1895
  
 Before the last election, John Howard claimed we were under attack from a few boatloads of desperate asylum seekers. Now it seems, the enemy is within, and he is urging us to dob in anyone who is suspicious, to the National Security Hotline. What will be the fate of those who are defined as 'suspicious'? I intend to dob in John Howard to the hotline as I consider his support for pre-emptive strikes against our neighbours and his infatuation with the intellectually gifted George W. Bush a direct threat to our long term security and national interest. 
Author: Rosemary Costin
Nationality: Australian   
 Behind every successful man there's a lot of unsuccessful years. 
Author: Bob Brown
Nationality: Australian
b. 27 December 1944
  
 Being a Jew, one learns to believe in the reality of cruelty and one learns to recognize indifference to human suffering as a fact. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important. 
Author: Eugene McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 29 March 1916  - d. 10 December 2005
  
 Bessie Braddock: Winston, you are drunk! Churchill: And Madam, you are ugly. And tomorrow, I'll be sober, and you will still be ugly. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Beware, for the time may be short. A shadow has fallen across the scenes so lately lighted by the Allied victory. Nobody knows what Soviet Russia and its Communist international organisation intend to do in the immediate future. From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an Iron Curtain has descended across the Continent. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Born in iniquity and conceived in sin, the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend human institutions to the service of dissension and distress. 
Author: Thorstein Bunde Veblen
Nationality: American
b. December 1857  - d.  December 1929
  
 Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Bush, Bush, he's our man, if he can't kill him no one can. 
Author: Michael Moore
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1954
  
 Business Activity Statement: I seriously believe that if you gave five intelligent politicians a reconciled cash book and the BAS information booklet and told them to complete a return, you would get five different answers. And assuming they could actually finish the task, I guarantee they would all be wrong. 
Author: Simon Hegarty
Nationality: American   
 But I also made it clear to Vladimir Putin that it's important to think beyond the old days of when we had the concept that if we blew each other up, the world would be safe. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 But the truth is that Hillary Clinton owes her charisma not to her accomplishments but to her role as the diva in one of the most bizarre political soap operas ever. 
Author: Maureen Dowd
Nationality: American
b. 14 January 1952
  
 But, what if the war goes badly? Or spreads? What if US action ignite more than oil - and set the politics of Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt ablaze? There's every chance we'll see a regional catastrophe far greater in scale and in hideousness than what we've recently witnessed in the Balkans. And what possible help will this be for Washington's client state, Israel? Will they use the opportunity while the world is otherwise engaged for some ethnic cleaning of unwanted Palestinians? 
Author: Phillip Adams
Nationality: Australian
b. 12 July 1939
  
 By the time Baghdad fell, the supposed reasons for the invasion, like Osama bin Laden and Saddam himself, were still missing. Despite the best efforts of the Murdoch group's poisonous coverage, and numerous false alarms, no 'weapons of mass destruction', one of the worst of the Iraq adventure's clichés, had been found, anywhere. 
Author: Alan Ramsey
Nationality: Australian
b. 03 January 1938
  
 By the time we are women, fear is as familiar to us as air; it is our element. We live in it, we inhale it, we exhale it, and most of the time we do not even notice it. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 By the time we are women, fear is as familiar to us as air. It is our element. We live in it, we inhale it, we exhale it, and most of the time we do not even notice it. Instead of ''I am afraid,'' we say, ''I don't want to,'' or ''I don't know how,'' or ''I can't.'' 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 By this I mean that a political society does not live to conduct foreign policy; it would be more correct to say that it conducts foreign policy in order to live. 
Author: George Frost Kennan
Nationality: American
b. 16 February 1904  - d. 17 March 2005
  
 Certainly in the next 50 years we shall see a woman president, perhaps sooner than you think. A woman can and should be able to do any political job that a man can do. 
Author: Richard M. Nixon
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1913  - d. 22 April 1994
  
 Certainly, Heil Hitler, I say it too, for he is really a great man. 
Author: David Lloyd George
Nationality: British
b. 17 January 1863  - d. 26 March 1945
  
 Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people. Action, self-reliance, the vision of self and the future have been the only means by which the oppressed have seen and realized the light of their own freedom. 
Author: Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Nationality: Jamaican
b. 17 October 1887  - d. 10 June 1940
  
 Use, do not abuse; the wise man arrange things so. I flee Epictetus and Petronius alike. Neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 Chew before you swallow. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Chief of the Army. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 Childbearing is glorified in part because women die from it. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Chip the glasses and crack the plates! Blunt the knives and bend the forks! That's what Bilbo hates - Smash the bottles and burn the corks! Cut the cloth and tread on the fat! Pour the milk on the pantry floor! Leave the bones on the bedroom mat! Splash the wine on every door! Dump the crocks in a boiling bowl; Pound them up with a thumping pole; And when you've finished, if any are whole, Send them down the hall to roll! That's what Bilbo Baggins hates! So, carefully! carefully! with the plates! 
Author: J. R.R. Tolkien
Nationality: British
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1973
  
 Citizens are supposed to assume that a change in the name of the ruler, or a switch in the party in charge, automatically suspends the laws of political probability. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 Clearly Peter Hollingworth shares Howard's low opinion of his predecessor, Sir William Dean, in that highest of office - he said as much to friends and associates. Thus he was happy to sew his lips together during the Tampa affair and the subsequent death of 350 asylum-seekers. Not a squeak out of him. In Hollingworth, Howard had the perfect Governor General. Yet the appointment has proved to be too clever by half, as serious a lapse in judgment as Whitlam's anointment of Kerr. Clearly God is not mocked. Hollingworth and Howard deserve each other. 
Author: Phillip Adams
Nationality: Australian
b. 12 July 1939
  
 Communism is a society where each one works according to his abilities and gets according to his needs. 
Author: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Nationality: French
b. 15 January 1809  - d. 10 January 1865
  
 Communists, preach the supremacy of the state and predict its eventual domination of all peoples on Earth, they are the focus of evil in the modern world ... 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporarily expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship. 
Author: James Russell Lowell
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1819  - d. 12 August 1891
  
 Confound their politics, Frustrate their knavish tricks. 
Author: Henry Carey
Nationality: English
b. 26 August 1687  - d. 5 October 1743
  
 Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. 
Author: John Stuart Mill
Nationality: English
b. 20 May 1806  - d. 8 May 1873
  
 Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Course, that's the trouble with politics, it breeds politics! So that makes it pretty hard to stamp out. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 Crowds of men are like crowds of sheep. Not the best, but the first leader is usually followed. 
Author: Max Brand
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1892  - d. 12 May 1944
  
 Danger - if you meet it promptly and without flinching - you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from Anything. Never! 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Democracy is merely a form of government. It is not a mode of salvation. It is not a catapult to the Promised Land. It is not a penicillin that cures all politically transmitted diseases. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 Democracy is the worst system devised by the wit of man, except for all the others. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Die, my dear Doctor, that's the last thing I shall do! 
Author: Viscount Henry John Temple Palmerston
Nationality: British
b. 20 October 1784  - d. 18 October 1865
  
 Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Do not let us speak of darker days; let us rather speak of sterner days. These are not dark days; these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived; and we must all thank God that we have been allowed, each of us according to our stations, to play a part in making these days memorable in the history of our race. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 May we not return to those scoundrels of old, the illustrious founders of superstition and fanaticism, who first took the knife from the altar to make victims of those who refused to be their disciples? 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 Don't argue about the difficulties. The difficulties will argue for themselves. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Don't give me a handout, a political plum will do fine. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: British   
 But that a camel-merchant should stir up insurrection in his village; that in league with some miserable followers he persuades them that he talks with the angel Gabriel; that he boasts of having been carried to heaven, where he received in part this unintelligible book, each page of which makes common sense shudder; that, to pay homage to this book, he delivers his country to iron and flame; that he cuts the throats of fathers and kidnaps daughters; that he gives to the defeated the choice of his religion or death: this is assuredly nothing any man can excuse, at least if he was not born a Turk, or if superstition has not extinguished all natural light in him. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 Dreamer of dreams, born out of my due time, Why should I strive to set the crooked straight? 
Author: William Morris
Nationality: English
b. 24 March 1834  - d. 03 October 1896
  
 During the Depression, or back when we were fighting Hitler, people didn't have time to sue a company if the coffee was too hot. There were urgent, pressing problems. If you think you have it tough, read history books. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Eating words has never given me indigestion. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Erotica is simply high-class pornography; better produced, better conceived, better executed, better packaged, designed for a better class of consumer. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Even though this is late in an election year, there is no way we can go forward except together and no way anybody can win except by serving the people's urgent needs. We cannot stand still or slip backwards. We must go forward now together. 
Author: Gerald Ford
Nationality: American
b. 14 July 1913  - d. 26 December 2006
  
 Every Communist must grasp the truth: 'Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.' 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. 26 December 1893  - d. 9 September 1976
  
 Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Every generation must experience war once. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Everyday happiness means getting up in the morning, and you can't wait to finish your breakfast. You can't wait to do your exercises. You can't wait to get out - and you can't wait to come home, because the soup is hot. 
Author: George Burns
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1896  - d. 9 March 1996
  
 Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Everything in woman is a riddle, and everything in woman hath one solution - it is called pregnancy. 
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Nationality: German
b. 15 October 1844  - d. 25 August 1900
  
 Facts are stupid things. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Fall in love with what you are going to do for a living. To be able to get out of bed and do what you love to do for the rest of the day is beyond words. I'd drather be a failure in something that I love than to be successful in something that I hate.  
Author: George Burns
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1896  - d. 9 March 1996
  
 False happiness renders men stern and proud, And that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, And that happiness is always shared. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Fanatic. One who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Fear is only an illusion. It is the illusion that creates the feeling of separateness - the false sense of isolation that exists only in your imagination. 
Author: Jeraldine Saunders
Nationality: British
b. December 1941
  
 Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Feminist art is not some tiny creek running off the great river of real art. It is not some crack in an otherwise flawless stone. It is, quite spectacularly I think, art which is not based on the subjugation of one half of the species. It is art which will take the great human themes --love, death, heroism, suffering, history itself --and render them fully human. It may also, though perhaps our imaginations are so mutilated now that we are incapable even of the ambition, introduce a new theme, one as great and as rich as those others --should we call it ''joy''? 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Finality is not the language of politics. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 First, we would not accept a treaty that would not have been ratified, nor a treaty that I thought made sense for the country. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 For a mother the project of raising a boy is the most fulfilling project she can hope for. She can watch him, as a child, play the games she was not allowed to play; she can invest in him her ideas, aspirations, ambitions, and values - or whatever she has left of them; she can watch her son, who came from her flesh and whose life was sustained by her work and devotion, embody her in the world. So while the project of raising a boy is fraught with ambivalence and leads inevitably to bitterness, it is the only project that allows a woman to be -- to be through her son, to live through her son. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 For the ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle (home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics) he feels himself master of his fate, but against major events he is as helpless as against the elements. So far from endeavoring to influence the future, he simply lies down and lets things happen to him. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 For those concerned about what the Secret Service may observe or hear in the course of their duties, there is a fairly simple answer, one found in the Constitution: the president should 'take care that the laws be faithfully executed.' 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 For we must consider that we shall be a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world. 
Author: John Winthrop
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1588  - d. 26 March 1649
  
 Freedom is the recognition of necessity. 
Author: Friedrich Engels
Nationality: German
b. 28 December 1820  - d. 5 August 1895
  
 Generally students are the best vehicles for passing on ideas, for their thoughts are plastic and can be molded and they can adjust the ideas of old men to the shape of reality as they find it in villages and hills of China or in ghettos and suburbs of America. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 Gerald, a political prisoner, remarked that Christ had been a reformer: Muckle he made o'that; he was hanget. 
Author: Lord Braxfield
Nationality: American
b. December 1722  - d.  December 1799
  
 Give responsibility for the control of Iraq to the Royal Air Force, thus recognising the ability of air power to maintain effective control of a mandated territory with the maximum economy in the deployment of forces. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Give us the tools, and we will finish the job. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Government interference: Leave it alone, and let it happen. 
Author: François Quesnay
Nationality: French
b. 04 June 1694  - d. 16 December 1774
  
 Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem... We've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of government himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden. The solutions we seek must be equitable, with no one group singled out to pay a higher price. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians. 
Author: Chester Bowles
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1901  - d. 25 May 1986
  
 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. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Half my lifetime I have earned my living by selling words, and I hope thoughts. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Has not peace honours and glories of her own, unattended by the dangers of war? 
Author: General Hermocrates
Nationality: Syracuse   
 He decided that he was going to be his own prime minister. He wasn't going to be bound by any of the shibboleths of the past. 
Author: Mungo MacCallum
Nationality: Australian
b. 21 December 1941
  
 He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 He has been called a mediocre man; but this is unwarranted flattery. He was a politician of monumental littleness. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature... is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life. 
Author: Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Nationality: Swiss
b. 27 September 1821  - d. 11 May 1881
  
 Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters. 
Author: Alexander the Great
Nationality: Macedonian
b. December 356  - d.  December 323
  
 Here is the Golden Rule of sound citizenship, the first and greatest lesson in the study of politics: You get the same order of criminality from any State to which you give power to exercise it; and whatever power you give the State to do things FOR you carries with it the equivalent power to do things TO you. 
Author: Albert Jay Nock
Nationality: American
b. 13 October 1870  - d. 19 August 1945
  
 Herr Hitler has repeatedly expressed his own desire for peace and it would be a mistake to assume that those declarations were insincere. 
Author: Neville Chamberlain
Nationality: British
b. 18 March 1869  - d. 9 November 1940
  
 His Majesty's Government cannot take responsibility of advising the Chancellor to take any course of action which might expose his country to dangers against which His Majesty's Government are unable to guarantee protection. 
Author: Neville Chamberlain
Nationality: British
b. 18 March 1869  - d. 9 November 1940
  
 His sword he hung over the mantelpiece. His coat of mail was arranged on a stand in the hall (until he lent it to a Museum) His gold and silver was largely spent in presents, both useful and extravagent - which to a certain extent accounts for the affection of his nephews and his nieces. His magic ring he kept a great secret, for he chiefly used it when unpleasant callers came! 
Author: J. R.R. Tolkien
Nationality: British
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1973
  
 History is always best written generations after the event, when clouded fact and memory have all fused into what can be accepted as truth, whether it be so or not. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 A minister of state is excusable for the harm he does when the helm of government has forced his hand in a storm; but in the calm he is guilty of all the good he does not do. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. 
Author: Milton Friedman
Nationality: American
b. 31 July 1912  - d. 16 November 2006
  
 History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Hitler belongs in the category of the truly mystic medicine man. 
Author: Carl Jung
Nationality: Swiss
b. 26 July 1875  - d. 6 June 1961
  
 Hitler had shown remarkable tolerance to homosexuality but was distressed by the party leaders who abandoned mates who had helped in the rise to power. 
Author: John Willard Toland
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1912  - d. 4 January 2004
  
 Hitler is the first man to tell every German what he has been thinking and feeling all along in his unconscious about German fate, especially since the defeat in World War I, and the one characteristic, which colours every German soul is the typically German inferiority complex, the complex of the younger brother, of the one who is always late to the feast. 
Author: Carl Jung
Nationality: Swiss
b. 26 July 1875  - d. 6 June 1961
  
 How can I, that girl standing there, My attention fix On Roman or on Russian Or on Spanish politics? 
Author: W. B. Yeats
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 June 1865  - d. 28 January 1939
  
 How many hands have I shaked? 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 I am always ready to learn, but I do not always like being taught. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 I am determined to keep the process on the road to peace.  
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 I am independent! I can live alone and I love to work. 
Author: Mary Cassatt
Nationality: American
b. 22 May 1844  - d. 14 June 1926
  
 The Jewish nation dares to display an irreconcilable hatred toward all nations, and revolts against all masters; always superstitious, always greedy for the well-being enjoyed by others, always barbarous - cringing in misfortune and insolent in prosperity. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 I am old enough to know that victory is often a thing deferred, and rarely at the summit of courage. What is at the summit of courage, I think, is freedom. The freedom that comes with the knowledge that no earthly thing can break you. 
Author: Paula Giddings
Nationality: African-American
b. December 1947
  
 I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied, 'Verify your quotations.' 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 I am saying that you measure a constitution by its durability through crisis and strain and stress and we've had 100 years to measure the current constitution and it worked. 
Author: John Howard
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 July 1939
  
 I am sick and tired of the children not being safe. I want this insanity ended now. Remove the Republicans and Republican-wannabes on November 5th, pack the rallies this Saturday, and tell your children that we are sorry that this is the world we have created for them and that we will now do whatever we can to make it a safer place. 
Author: Michael Moore
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1954
  
 A people that sells its own children is more condemnable than the buyer; this commerce demonstrates our superiority; he who gives himself a master was born to have one. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 I apologise to the election workers assassinated, the police trainees blown up, the parents of children caught in crossfire and everyone else that the planners and executors of the invasion that I supported, and still support, may have let down by neglect or stupidity. I recognise their bravery and their determination to succeed despite everything. 
Author: David Aaronovitch
Nationality: British
b. 8 July 1954
  
 I believe the results of focusing our attention and energy on teaching children to read and having an education system that's responsive to the child and to the parents, as opposed to mired in a system that refuses to change, will make America what we want it to be - a more literate country and a hopefuller country. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 I cannot rid my mind of the fact, that Herr Hitler has given us nothing and that he is dictating terms, just as though he had won a war but without having had to fight. 
Author: Lord Halifax
Nationality: English
b. 16 April 1881  - d. 23 December 1959
  
 I come to the office each morning and stay for long hours doing what has to be done to the best of my ability. And when you've done the best you can you can't do any better. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 I did not tailor my report to the political wishes or hopes in Baghdad or Washington or any other place. I did not report that Iraqi officials were hiding and moving illicit materials within and outside of Iraq to prevent their discovery. 
Author: Hans Blix
Nationality: Swedish
b. 28 June 1928
  
 I do believe that the buck stops here and that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might, and that if I am wrong ten angels swearing that I was right would make no difference. I do believe with all my heart and mind and spirit that I, not as President, but as a humble servant of God will receive justice without mercy if I fail to show mercy. 
Author: Gerald Ford
Nationality: American
b. 14 July 1913  - d. 26 December 2006
  
 I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change - within himself, not on the outside. 
Author: Joseph Brodsky
Nationality: American
b. 24 May 1940  - d. 28 January 1996
  
 I don't believe in changing something which has manifestly worked and contributed to making this one of the most democratic societies in the world.  
Author: John Howard
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 July 1939
  
 I don't believe in dying. It's been done. I'm working on a new exit. Besides, I can't die now - I'm booked. 
Author: George Burns
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1896  - d. 9 March 1996
  
 I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it. 
Author: Douglas Adams
Nationality: English
b. 11 March 1952  - d. 11 May 2001
  
 I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members. 
Author: Groucho Marx
Nationality: American
b. 2 October 1890  - d. 19 July 1977
  
 I don't intend for this to take on a political tone. I'm just here for the drugs. 
Author: Nancy Reagan
Nationality: American
b. December 1923
  
 I don't make jokes - I just watch the government and report the facts. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 I expose slavery in this country, because to expose it is to kill it. Slavery is one of those monsters of darkness to whom the light of truth is death. 
Author: Frederick Douglass
Nationality: American
b. December 1817  - d. 20 February 1895
  
 I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 I have been roaming far and wide over this island of Manhattan. Some portions of its interior have a certain air of rocky sterility which may impress some imaginations as simply dreary - to me it conveys the sublime. 
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1809  - d. 7 October 1849
  
 I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. 
Author: Charles de Gaulle
Nationality: French
b. 22 November 1890  - d. 9 November 1970
  
 I have learned that one of the most important rules in politics is poise, which means looking like an owl after you have behaved like a jackass. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting.  
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest. 
Author: Aneurin Bevan
Nationality: British
b. 15 November 1897  - d. 6 July 1960
  
 I have not seldom blushed at the Indian's account of the treatment they have experienced from white men: but, I trust, the period is not far distant, when, for our own sakes, as well as for theirs, we shall endeavor to diffuse political security and happiness to the Indian nations with whom we have any intercourse; and to convert them into free men. 
Author: Jonathan Boucher
Nationality: English
b. 12 May 1738  - d. 27 April 1804
  
 I have quite conservative feelings about lots of things, too. But it's a great mistake for politicians to talk about this, I think. Major did that. The conservatives suddenly started a great campaign about family values. And from then on, once a week, some conservative MP was found in bed with his secretary, or with three in a bed, or there was one man who was found sleeping with a male doctor on holiday - he said he was saving money, they only had to hire one room, there was a big row about that. Every week another minister had to resign for having an illegitimate child. And then they shut up about family values. Politicians are absolutely never the right people to talk about family values. 
Author: John Mortimer
Nationality: British
b. 21 April 1923  - d. 16 January 2009
  
 I have seen many promising political careers wrecked at the bar in Parliament House. 
Author: Arthur Augustus Calwell
Nationality: Australian
b. 28 August 1896  - d. 8 July 1973
  
 I have some doubt whether we could ever get a totally non-political approach to tax. 
Author: John Howard
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 July 1939
  
 I like a man who grins when he fights. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit. 
Author: Miriam Makeba
Nationality: South African
b. 04 March 1932  - d. 11 November 2008
  
 When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them. 
Author: Herbert Henry Lehman
Nationality: American
b. 28 March 1878  - d. 05 December 1963
  
 I must say acting was good training for the political life which lay ahead of us. 
Author: Nancy Reagan
Nationality: American
b. December 1923
  
 I must study politics and war, that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain. 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 I once said cynically of a politician, 'He'll double-cross that bridge when he comes to it.' 
Author: Oscar Levant
Nationality: American
b. 27 December 1906  - d.  December 1972
  
 I practice three hours daily on my violin so I won't get worse. 
Author: Jack Benny
Nationality: American
b. 14 February 1894  - d. 26 December 1974
  
 I read a funny story about how the Republicans freed the slaves. The Republicans are the ones who created slavery by law in the 1600's. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and he was not a Republican. 
Author: Marion Barry
Nationality: American
b. 6 March 1936
  
 I slip from workaholic to bum real easy. 
Author: Matthew Broderick
Nationality: American
b. 21 March 1962
  
 I think because he couldn't say 'nigger,' he said 'corrupt,' George Will can take his hood and go back wherever he came from ... You know I use language very carefully, but I mean this from the bottom of my heart, Will can take his hood and put it off and put it back on again as far as I'm concerned. 
Author: Carol Elizabeth Moseley-Braun
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1947
  
 I told my mother-in-law that my house was her house, and she said, 'Get the hell off my property.' 
Author: Joan Rivers
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1933
  
 I took a speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in twenty minutes. It involves Russia. 
Author: Woody Allen
Nationality: American
b. 1 December 1935
  
 I want my questions answered by an alert and experienced politician, prepared to be grilled and quoted-not my hand held by an old smoothie. 
Author: William L. Safire
Nationality: American
b. 17 December 1929  - d. 27 September 2009
  
 I want to help lead a fight to prevent this national fraternity from admitting blacks to any of its chapters. 
Author: Trent Lott
Nationality: American
b. 09 October 1941
  
 I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live. 
Author: Socrates
Nationality: Greek
b. December 469  - d.  December 399
  
 I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 I was thinking, 45 - that's middle age. Well, I'm going to have the best damn middle age anybody ever had. 
Author: Laura Keane Zametkin Hobson
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1900  - d. 28 February 1986
  
 I wasn't a great communicator, but I communicated great things, and they didn't spring full bloom from my brow, they came from the heart of a great nation ... the principles that have guided us for two centuries. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 I will follow the white man's trail. I will make him my friend, but I will not bend my back to his burdens. I will be cunning as a coyote. I will ask him to help me understand his ways, then I will prepare the way for my children, and their children. The Great Spirit has shown me - a day will come when they will outrun the white man in his own shoes. 
Author: Many Horses
Nationality: Native American   
 I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don't have that experience. My only experience is at losing them. 
Author: Richard M. Nixon
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1913  - d. 22 April 1994
  
 I would give no thought of what the world might say of me, if I could only transmit to posterity the reputation of an honest man. 
Author: Sam Houston
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1793  - d. 26 July 1863
  
 I would rather lose in a cause that I know some day will triumph than to triumph in a cause that I know some day will fail. 
Author: Wendell L. Willkie
Nationality: American
b. 18 February 1892  - d. 8 October 1944
  
 I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this Government: 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. '... You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 I wouldn't call it fascism exactly, but a political system nominally controlled by an irresponsible, dumbed down electorate who are manipulated by dishonest, cynical, controlled mass media that dispense the propaganda of a corrupt political establishment can hardly be described as democracy either. 
Author: Edward Zehr
Nationality: British  - d.  December 2001   
 I'd be happy to give him a blow job just to thank him for keeping abortion legal. I think American women should be lining up with their presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs. 
Author: Nina Burleigh
Nationality: American   
 I'd rather keep my promises to other politicians than to God.God, at least, has a degree of forgiveness. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 I'm fat, but I'm thin inside... there's a thin man inside every fat man. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 I'm not a member of any organized political party, I'm a Democrat! 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 I'm not a politician and my other habits are good, too. 
Author: Artemus Ward
Nationality: American
b. 26 April 1834  - d. 06 March 1867
  
 I'm proud that I'm a politician. A politician is a man who understands government, and it takes a politician to run a government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead 10 or 15 years. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 I'm so bored with it all. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 I've said many a time that I think the Un-American Activities Committee in the House of Representatives was the most un-American thing in America! 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 Ideals are the 'incentive payment' of practical men. The opportunity to strive for them is the currency that has enriched America through the centuries. 
Author: Robert Emmet Hannegan
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1903  - d. 10 June 1949
  
 If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little - somebody who is obsessed by Making. 
Author: E. E. Cummings
Nationality: American
b. December 1894  - d.  December 1962
  
 If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy, the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 If Gore invented the internet, then I invented spell check! 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 If Hitler invaded Hell, I'd find something nice to say about the Devil himself. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, he thought, their mouths probably seize up. After a few months' consideration and observation he abandoned this theory in favor of a new one. If they don't keep on exercising their lips, he thought, their brains start working. 
Author: Douglas Adams
Nationality: English
b. 11 March 1952  - d. 11 May 2001
  
 If I had as much make-up on as he did, I'd have looked younger, too. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 If I were asked to answer the following question: What is slavery?' and I should answer in one word, 'Murder! my meaning would be understood at once. No further argument would be required to show that the power to take from a man his thought, his will, his personality, is a power of life and death, and that to enslave a man is to kill him. Why, then, to this other question: 'What is property? may I not likewise answer 'Theft'? 
Author: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Nationality: French
b. 15 January 1809  - d. 10 January 1865
  
 If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier than other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 If the events of September 11 have proven anything, it's that the terrorists can attack us, but they can't take away what makes us Americans - our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 If there is no struggle, there is no progress. 
Author: Frederick Douglass
Nationality: American
b. December 1817  - d. 20 February 1895
  
 If there is no wind - row. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation. 
Author: Rush Limbaugh
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1951
  
 If we are more affected by the ruin of a palace than by the conflagration of a cottage, our humanity must have formed a very erroneous estimate of the miseries of human life. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 If we continue to ride rough shod over our past, we may turn around one day to find we are no longer casting a shadow. 
Author: Greg Olson-Hyde
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 June 1949
  
 If we don't start teaching our children to think, we will be back in the swamp before too long. This is what most politicians want. They don't want anyone to think or analyse. People must be kept as sheep. And it is working. 
Author: Suzanne Le Moy
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1894  - d.  December 1976
  
 If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 If you are going through hell, keep going. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 If you can't convince them, confuse them. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 If you do not regard feminism with an uplifting sense of the gloriousness of woman's industrial destiny, or in the way, in short, that it is prescribed, by the rules of the political publicist, that you should, that will be interpreted by your opponents as an attack on woman. 
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 07 March 1957
  
 If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics - a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage - surely that proves that you are in the right? 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... but close up a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern.  
Author: Ursula Kroeber LeGuin
Nationality: American
b. December 1929
  
 If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be even a worse fate. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 If you're going through hell, keep going. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 If you're I politics and you can't tell when you walk into a room who's for you and who's against you, then you're in the wrong line of work. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 If you're in trouble, or hurt or need-go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help-the only ones. 
Author: John Steinbeck
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1902  - d. 20 December 1968
  
 Imagine there's no country. It isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion, too. 
Author: John Winston Lennon
Nationality: English
b. 09 October 1940  - d. 08 December 1980
  
 In a country where animals are adored to the point of making cemeteries and hospitals and houses for them, and legacies are bequeathed to parrots, you can be sure that decadence has set in. Besides, other reasons apart, it is also a consequence of the composition of the English people. Four million surplus women sexually unsatisfied, artificially creating a host of problems in order to excite or appease their senses. Not being able to embrace one man, they embrace humanity. 
Author: Benito Mussolini
Nationality: Italian
b. 29 July 1883  - d. 28 April 1945
  
 In America you can go on the air and kid the politicians, and the politicians can go on the air and kid the people. 
Author: Groucho Marx
Nationality: American
b. 2 October 1890  - d. 19 July 1977
  
 In cases of major discrepancy it's always reality that's got it wrong... reality is frequently inaccurate. 
Author: Douglas Adams
Nationality: English
b. 11 March 1952  - d. 11 May 2001
  
 Formerly there were those who said: You believe things that are incomprehensible, inconsistent, impossible because we have commanded you to believe them; go then and do what is unjust because we command it. Such people show admirable reasoning. Truly, whoever is able to make you absurd is able to make you unjust. If the God-given understanding of your mind does not resist a demand to believe what is impossible, then you will not resist a demand to do wrong to that God-given sense of justice in your heart. As soon as one faculty of your soul has been dominated, other faculties will follow as well. And from this derives all those crimes of religion which have overrun the world. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 In imagination I have bought all the farms in succession, for all were to be baought, and I knew their price. I walked over each farmer's premises, tasted his wild apples, discoursed on husbandry with him, took his farm at his price on it - took everything but a deed of it - took his word for his deed, for I dearly love to talk - cultivated it, and him too to some extent, I trust, and withdrew when I had enjoyed it long enough, leaving him to carry it on. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 In no direction that we turn do we find ease or comfort. If we are honest and if we have the will to win we find only danger, hard work and iron resolution. 
Author: Wendell L. Willkie
Nationality: American
b. 18 February 1892  - d. 8 October 1944
  
 In politics the middle way is none at all. 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap. 
Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 In real life, most horrible things happen in very commonplace surroundings - living rooms, poppy fields - rather than in dark alleys and haunted houses. 
Author: Sir Alfred Hitchcock
Nationality: American
b. 13 August 1899  - d. 29 April 1980
  
 Where is the prince sufficiently educated to know that for seventeen hundred years the Christian sect has done nothing but harm? 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 In this society, the norm of masculinity is phallic aggression. Male sexuality is, by definition, intensely and rigidly phallic. A man's identity is located in his conception of himself as the possessor of a phallus; a man's worth is located in his pride in phallic identity. The main characteristic of phallic identity is that worth is entirely contingent on the possession of a phallus. Since men have no other criteria for worth, no other notion of identity, those who do not have phalluses are not recognized as fully human. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 In those days he was wiser than he is now-he used frequently to take my advice. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Increasingly in recent times we have come first to identify the remedy that is most agreeable, most convenient, most in accord with major pecuniary or political interest, the one that reflects our available faculty for action; then we move from the remedy so available or desired back to a cause to which that remedy is relevant. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 Ours is assuredly the most ridiculous, the most absurd and the most bloody religion which has ever infected this world. Your Majesty will do the human race an eternal service by extirpating this infamous superstition, I do not say among the rabble, who are not worthy of being enlightened and who are apt for every yoke; I say among honest people, among men who think, among those who wish to think. My one regret in dying is that I cannot aid you in this noble enterprise, the finest and most respectable which the human mind can point out. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 Influence is better than a political plum. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: French   
 Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. 
Author: Doug Larson
Nationality: American
b. December 1902  - d.  December 1981
  
 Intelligence has nothing to do with politics. 
Author: Londo Molari
Nationality: American   
 Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care. 
Author: William L. Safire
Nationality: American
b. 17 December 1929  - d. 27 September 2009
  
 Vietnam poisons everything. It has disrupted the economy, envenomed our politics, hurt the alliance, divided our people, and now it is interfering with this critical question of the arms race. 
Author: James Barrett Reston
Nationality: American
b. 3 November 1909  - d. 6 December 1995
  
 It cannot in the opinion of His Majesty's Government be classified as slavery in the extreme acceptance of the word without some risk of terminological inexactitude. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 It doesn't matter what they preach, Of high or low degree; The old Hell of the Bible, Is hell enough for me. 
Author: Frank N. Stanton
Nationality: American
b. 20 March 1908  - d. 24 December 2006
  
 It has been the great fault of our politicians that they have all wanted to do something. 
Author: Anthony Trollope
Nationality: English
b. 24 April 1815  - d. 06 December 1882
  
 It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. 
Author: John Steinbeck
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1902  - d. 20 December 1968
  
 It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 It is a pity, as my husband says, that more politicians are not bastards by birth instead of vocation. 
Author: Katharine Elizabeth Whitehorn
Nationality: British
b. December 1928
  
 It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 It is an axiom, enforced by all the experience of the ages, that they who rule industrially will rule politically. 
Author: Aneurin Bevan
Nationality: British
b. 15 November 1897  - d. 6 July 1960
  
 It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward. 
Author: Dolores Ibárruri
Nationality: Spanish
b. 09 December 1895  - d. 12 November 1989
  
 It is far easier to reduce politicians' power than to raise their characters. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 It is hard to write about politicians, see them at such close range, and still think of any of them as heroes. 
Author: Robert Novak
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1930
  
 It is magnificent, but it is not war. 
Author: Pierre Francois Joseph Bosquet
Nationality: French
b. 8 November 1810  - d. 5 February 1861
  
 It is necessary from the very nature of things that power should be a check to power. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 It is not by whining that one carries out the job of leader. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English - up to fifty words used in correct context - no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese. 
Author: Carl Sagan
Nationality: American
b. 09 November 1934  - d. 20 December 1996
  
 It is organized violence on top which creates individual violence at the bottom. It is the accumulated indignation against organized wrong, organized crime, organized injustice, which drives the political offender to act. 
Author: Emma Goldman
Nationality: Lithuanian
b. 27 June 1869  - d. 14 May 1940
  
 It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 It is unfair to expect a politician to live in private up to the statements he makes in public. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 It may not always be easy, convenient, or politically correct to stand for truth and right, but it is the right thing to do. Always. 
Author: Melvin Russell Ballard, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 8 September 1928
  
 It much grieves me that I should be noted a traitor when I always had your laws on my breast, and that I should be a sacramentary. God he knoweth the truth, and that I am of the one and the other guiltless. 
Author: Thomas Cromwell
Nationality: English
b. December 1485  - d.  December 1540
  
 It seems our politicians may have lied to us. And this is no mere peccadillo in a democracy. We were told the raison d'etre for this war was to rid Iraq of weapons of mass destruction that posed a threat to world peace. The UN inspectors did not find them. But President George W. Bush and his advisors knew better. They may yet turn up. But the Iraqi regime did not use them at is most desperate moment. If the major reason for launching a pre-emptive strike turns out to have been an utter falsehood, we have been conned. 
Author: Adele Horan
Nationality: Australian   
 It shouldn't be too much of a surprise that the Internet has evolved into a force strong enough to reflect the greatest hopes and fears of those who use it. After all, it was designed to withstand nuclear war, not just the puny huffs and puffs of politicians and religious fanatics. 
Author: Denise Caruso
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 It was ridiculous to imagine that it was possible for a nation to succeed economically without Jewish business. 
Author: Hjalmar Schacht
Nationality: German
b. 22 January 1877  - d. 3 June 1970
  
 It was very much a law designed with a lot of political agenda behind it, very much directed against the media, and it's a law that I don't think a lot of journalists would be comfortable with because on the other side, it's quite proper for a juror to approach the media without a fee and deliver the story. 
Author: Richard Ackland
Nationality: Australian   
 It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 It's a phony issue. To pretend the death penalty is going to end crime in the United States is to fool people, to promote public ignorance. 
Author: Rudolph Giuliani
Nationality: American
b. 28 May 1944
  
 It's a sign of strength and self-assurance that a party can allow a free vote on something like this. It's a sign of weakness and concern that you have to try and railroad everybody into singing from the same hymn sheet.  
Author: John Howard
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 July 1939
  
 It's difficult to see that people are starving in this country because food isn't available. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 It's time for us all to pitch in. The logo for the Farmhand Foundation is a bush fence. Our simple appeal is - don't sit on the fence. Let's give the farmers a hand. 
Author: Alan Jones
Nationality: Australian
b. 13 April 194143
  
 Last Words: Jakie, is it my birthday or am I dying? 
Author: Viscountess Nancy Astor
Nationality: English
b. 19 May 1879  - d. 2 May 1964
  
 Jimmy Carter as President is like Truman Capote marrying Dolly Parton. The job is just too big for him. 
Author: Rich Little
Nationality: Canadian
b. 26 November 1938
  
 John Brown did not recognize unjust human laws, but resisted them as he was bid. For once we are lifted out of the trivialness and dust of politics into the region of truth and manhood. No man in America has ever stood up so persistently and efffectively for the dignity of human nature... 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 John Grey Gorton - Australian Prime Minister, was one of the most interesting politicians Australia's ever had, because he broke all the rules. But while he was doing so, he was really...did it in quite a dignified and interesting way.  
Author: Mungo MacCallum
Nationality: Australian
b. 21 December 1941
  
 Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments. 
Author: Isaac Asimov
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 January 1920  - d. 6 April 1992
  
 Jolly John, as we called him in Canberra almost from day one, made it quite clear that he wasn't going to be a conventional politician. He wasn't going to wear three-piece suits, and stay absolutely sober 24 hours a day, and never cock his eye when a good-looking woman went past. I mean, that wasn't Gorton's way. But having said that, he understood very well that a prime minister has to be a leader. He shouldn't just be one of the pack. He understood that a prime minister has to represent his country in a way in which he is unequivocally Australian, not that of somebody who simply lies down and does what's asked of him.  
Author: Mungo MacCallum
Nationality: Australian
b. 21 December 1941
  
 Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 La politique est l'art d'empêcher les gens de se mêler de ce qui les regarde. (Politics is the art of preventing people from sticking their noses in things that are properly their business. 
Author: Paul Valéry
Nationality: French
b. 30 October 1871  - d. 20 July 1945
  
 Labor MHR for Newcastle: Mr. Speaker, what is unparliamentary about calling the Treasurer a dingo? 
Author: C. K. Jones
Nationality: Australian   
 Lady Nancy Astor: Winston, if you were my husband, I'd put arsenic in your morning coffee. Churchill: Madam, if you were my wife, I'd drink it. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Law should be like death, which spares no one. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 Let it be impressed upon your minds, let it be instilled into your children, that the liberty of the press is the palladium of all the civil, political, and religious rights. 
Author: Junius
Nationality: English
b. December 1740  - d.  December 1818
  
 Women's Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that. 
Author: Golda Meir
Nationality: Israeli
b. 3 May 1898  - d. 8 December 1978
  
 Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour'. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Leviathan is premised on government's need to control the people. Democracy rests on people's right to control the government. The conflict between these two principles generates much of the deceit that permeates contemporary politics. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 Liberal Democrats are inexorably opposed to tax cuts, because tax cuts give people more power, and take away from the role of government. 
Author: Rush Limbaugh
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1951
  
 Liberals are the itch, and you are the scratch. 
Author: Rush Limbaugh
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1951
  
 Life always gets harder towards the summit - the cold increases, responsibility increases. 
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Nationality: German
b. 15 October 1844  - d. 25 August 1900
  
 Life is loneliness, despite all the opiates, despite the false grinning faces we all wear. And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter - they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long. Yes, there is joy, fulfillment and companionship - but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and overpowering. 
Author: Sylvia Plath
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1932  - d. 11 February 1963
  
 Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. 
Author: Karl Menninger
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1893  - d. 18 July 1990
  
 Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 Madam, there are fifty thousand men slain this year in Europe, and not one Englishman. 
Author: Sir Robert Walpole
Nationality: English
b. 26 August 1676  - d. 18 March 1745
  
 Mal Colston has avoided prosecution for various alleged offences, citing his impending demise as the reason for not facing charges. Don't you just hate it when politicians break their promises. 
Author: Russ Grigg
Nationality: Australian   
 Male supremacy is fused into the language, so that every sentence both heralds and affirms it. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Man is a political animal by nature; he is a scientist by chance or choice; he is a moralist because he is a man. 
Author: Hans Joachim Morgenthau
Nationality: American
b. 17 February 1904  - d. 19 July 1980
  
 Man is by nature a political animal. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 Man is the measure of all things. 
Author: Protagoras
Nationality: Greek
b. December 481  - d.  December 420
  
 Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most times he will pick himself up and carry on. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Man, unlike any other thing organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments. 
Author: John Steinbeck
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1902  - d. 20 December 1968
  
 Manners makyth man. 
Author: William of Wykeham
Nationality: American
b. December 1324  - d. 27 October 1404
  
 Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Many politicians lay it down as a self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Mars is essentially in the same orbit... Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 May our nation continue to be the beakon of hope to the world. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 Maybe there'll be a simple, innocent explanation. I don't think so because I think we would have offered that up already. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 Mein Fuhrer, the army today is making the greatest sacrifice that soldiers can make to their supreme commander, namely to march into enemy territory without firing a shot. 
Author: Walter von Reichenau
Nationality: German
b. 8 October 1884  - d. 17 January 1942
  
 Men are rewarded for learning the practice of violence in virtually any sphere of activity by money, admiration, recognition, respect, and the genuflection of others honoring their sacred and proven masculinity. In male culture, police are heroic and so are outlaws; males who enforce standards are heroic and so are those who violate them. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Men have defined the parameters of every subject. All feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or premises implicit in the male system, which is made credible or authentic by the power of men to name. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Men renounce whatever they have in common with women so as to experience no commonality with women; and what is left, according to men, is one piece of flesh a few inches long, the penis. The penis is sensate; the penis is the man; the man is human; the penis signifies humanity. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Menzies would be proud of the way the current Prime Minister, John Howard galvanized support during the recent election campaign by playing on the threat of invasion from the north. 
Author: Mungo MacCallum
Nationality: Australian
b. 21 December 1941
  
 Misers are very kind people: they amass wealth for those who wish their death. 
Author: King Stanislaus Leszczynski
Nationality: Polish
b. 20 October 1677  - d. 23 February 1766
  
 Money speaks, but it speaks with a male voice. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Morals consist of political morals, commercial morals, ecclesiastical morals, and morals. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 More important than anything else is for Americans to wise up to class warfare demagoguery and reject the politics of envy. 
Author: Walter Williams
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1854  - d. 19 December 1959
  
 Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president but they don't want them to become politicians in the process. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 My administration has been calling upon all the leaders in the - in the Middle East to do everything they can to stop the violence, to tell the different parties involved that peace will never happen. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 My boredom threshold is low at the best of times but I have spent more time being slowly and excruciatingly bored by children than any other section of the human race. 
Author: William Edgar Borah
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1865  - d. 19 January 1940
  
 Forrest Gump: My momma always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.' 
Movie: Forrest Gump
Nationality: American
Released: December 1994
  
 My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 In N.S.W., the only judges politicians can safely talk to these days are touch judges. 
Author: Kevin Stewart
Nationality: Australian
b. 20 September 1928  - d. 22 August 2006
  
 Neither at the time nor after did I think the Missile Crisis the great and successful episode in our history it was though by some. It showed on the contrary how fragile, almost negligible, is the issue of our existence when it passes under the control of domestic political exigency. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you. I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain. 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 When the time comes for this Government to take action, it will take it in its own good time. 
Author: R. J. Heffron
Nationality: Australian
b. 10 September 1890  - d. 27 July 1978
  
 Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation. 
Author: Henry Kissinger
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1923
  
 No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses. 
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 April 1870  - d. 21 January 1924
  
 No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 No great advance has every made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy. 
Author: Lyman Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 12 October 1775  - d. 10 January 1863
  
 No man has a right in America to treat any other man 'tolerantly' for tolerance is the assumption of superiority. Our liberties are equal rights of every citizen. 
Author: Wendell L. Willkie
Nationality: American
b. 18 February 1892  - d. 8 October 1944
  
 No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 No woman needs intercourse; few women escape it. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Normally a grand jury will indict a ham sandwich if a prosecutor asks it to. 
Author: Chuck Spittal Robb
Nationality: American
b. 26 June 1939
  
 Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravitation. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate. 
Author: Professor Mark R. Cohen
Nationality: American
b. December 1943
  
 Nothing ever becomes real till it is experience - even a proverb is no proverb to you till your Life has illustrated it. 
Author: John Keats
Nationality: English
b. 31 October 1795  - d. 23 February 1821
  
 Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen. 
Author: Bob Edwards
Nationality: American
b. December 1947
  
 Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Now, in his latest triumph, Howard has attached us to the buttocks of the Bush administration as enthusiastically as the abysmal Tony Blair. And, as I warned at the time, we will live - and many may die - to regret it. 
Author: Phillip Adams
Nationality: Australian
b. 12 July 1939
  
 Now, we talked to Joan Hanover. She and her husband, George, were visiting with us. They are near retirement - retiring - in the process of retiring, meaning they're very smart, active, capable people who are retirement age and are retiring. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Nowadays, people can be divided into three classes - the Haves, the Have-Nots, and the Have-Not-Paid-For-What-They-Haves. 
Author: Earl Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 3 May 1907  - d. 16 January 1987
  
 Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. Yet each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence and thus each obstacle is a comrade-in-arms forcing you to become better... or quit. Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future. 
Author: Og Mandino
Nationality: American
b. December 1923  - d.  December 1996
  
 Of all the inventions that have helped to unify China perhaps the airplane is the most outstanding. Its ability to annihilate distance has been in direct proportion to its achievements in assisting to annihilate suspicion and misunderstanding among provincial officials far removed from one another or from the officials at the seat of government. 
Author: Madame Chiang
Nationality: American
b. 05 May 1898  - d. 23 October 2003
  
 Of Bureaucracy: To slowly go where they have already gone before. 
Author: Greg Olson-Hyde
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 June 1949
  
 Of democracy: An institution in which the whole is equal to the scum of all the parts. 
Author: Keith Preston
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1884  - d.  December 1927
  
 Let it be, let it pass. 
Author: François Quesnay
Nationality: French
b. 04 June 1694  - d. 16 December 1774
  
 More is a man of an angel’s wit and singular learning. He is a man of many excellent virtues; I know not his fellow. For where is the man, in whom is so many goodly virtues, of that gentleness, lowliness, and affability, and as time requires, a man of marvelous mirth and pastimes and sometime of steadfast gravity - a man for all seasons. 
Author: Robert Whittington
Nationality: English
b. December 1480  - d.  December 1553
  
 Of the Schleswig-Holstein question:- There are only three men who have ever understood it: one was Prince Albert, who is dead; the second was a German professor, who became mad. I am the third - and I have forgotten all about it. 
Author: Viscount Henry John Temple Palmerston
Nationality: British
b. 20 October 1784  - d. 18 October 1865
  
 Old pond: frog jump in water's sound. 
Author: Matsuo Basho
Nationality: Japanese
b. December 1644  - d. 28 December 1694
  
 In schools and universities information of all sorts is ladled out, but no one is taught to reason, or to consider what is evidence for what. To any person with even the vaguest idea of the nature of scientific evidence, such beliefs as those of astrologers are of course impossible. But so are most of the beliefs upon which governments are based, such as the peculiar merit of persons living in a certain area, or of persons whose income exceeds a certain sum. It would not do to teach people to reason correctly, since the result would be to undermine these beliefs. If these beliefs were to fade, mankind might escape disaster, but politicians could not. At all costs, therefore, we must be kept stupid. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 On English cricketers: The Australian will never consent to be spat upon by dirty little cads whose soap-boiling or nigger-murdering grandfathers left enough money to get the cads' fathers ennobled and to enable the cad himself to live without working. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: British   
 On Hitler's 50th birthday called upon catholics in his diocese to pray specifically for the Fuhrer and Chancellor, the inspirer, enlarger and protector of the Reich. The Pope did not fail to send his congratulations. 
Author: John Willard Toland
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1912  - d. 4 January 2004
  
 On March 29, without benefit of guns, 98.8 per cent of the electorate voted for Hitler. 
Author: John Willard Toland
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1912  - d. 4 January 2004
  
 On politicians: He's punished less who roundly robs the nation, Than he who 'nabs' a jumbuck from a station. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 On the BAS - Business Activity Statement: I seriously believe that if you gave five intelligent politicians a reconciled cash book and the BAS information booklet and told them to complete a return, you would get five different answers. And assuming they could actually finish the task, I guarantee they would all be wrong. 
Author: Simon Hegarty
Nationality: American   
 November 15 - That was the date of the mid-year economic and budget update. It was quite deliberately rolled out two months earlier than necessary, so that the government would not have to publicly admit that GST revenues were going to be higher than budgeted. 
Author: Terry McCrann
Nationality: Australian   
 They will reap this November the clever-dick seeds they sowed last November. 
Author: Terry McCrann
Nationality: Australian   
 There was no condemnation from the Vatican, Pope Pius XI, which had been secretly exerting pressure on the Polish government, through Cardinal Hlond, to negotiate with Hitler. 
Author: John Willard Toland
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1912  - d. 4 January 2004
  
 The organisers of the Moratorium can only be thought of as political bikies - political bikies pack-raping democracy. 
Author: Sir Billy Snedden
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 December 1926  - d. 27 June 1987
  
 Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 Once teachers try the Socratic, or direct method of teaching, they will never return to anything that cannot produce the 'magic'. 
Author: Marva N. Collins
Nationality: American
b. 31 August 1931
  
 One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once 'The Unnecessary War'. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 One doesn't recognise in one's life the really important moments - until it's too late. 
Author: Agatha Christie
Nationality: English
b. 15 September 1890  - d. 12 January 1976
  
 One issue that is sure to come up in the fall campaign that has already surfaced is Bush cozying up to the self-described religious right, including the Reverends Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell. 
Author: Dan Rather
Nationality: American
b. 31 October 1931
  
 One shouldn't aspire to stardom - one should aspire to doing the job well. 
Author: James Cagney
Nationality: American
b. 17 July 1899  - d. 30 March 1986
  
 Only the suppressed word is dangerous. 
Author: Ludwig Börne
Nationality: German
b. 06 May 1786  - d. 12 February 1837
  
 Only when manhood is dead - and it will perish when ravaged femininity no longer sustains it - only then will we know what it is to be free. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Out on the far side of the rabbit-proof fence, people were abandoning the farms they'd scratched out through the fat years of the 20's, going under to debt and the dry perimeter. 
Author: Tom Flood
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1955
  
 Patience would help. The Germans called the period after the Nazi defeat in 1945 Stunde Null - Zero Hour. Their cities were pulverised, industries destroyed, their towns full of refugees and millions of men were POWs. The country was divided by the Allies, and administered by a military government. It took four years for a new state, the Federal Republic of Germany, to come into existence. Nor were things quick on the economic front - the Marshall Plan only started in mid 1947. No 24-hour news stations then. Iraq begins its new life with several advantages. It has not been destroyed and it possesses a substantial natural asset. Nor is it regarded by its occupiers as a defeated nation, but as a liberated one. 
Author: David Aaronovitch
Nationality: British
b. 8 July 1954
  
 People are always asking me when I'm going to retire. Why should I? I've got it two ways - I'm still making movies, and I'm a senior citizen, so I can see myself at half price. 
Author: George Burns
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1896  - d. 9 March 1996
  
 People in the United States still have a 'Tarzan' movie view of Africa. That's because in the movies all you see are jungles and animals ... We [too] watch television and listen to the radio and go to dances and fall in love. 
Author: Miriam Makeba
Nationality: South African
b. 04 March 1932  - d. 11 November 2008
  
 People prefer to follow those who help them, not those who intimidate them. 
Author: C. Gene Wilkes
Nationality: South African   
 People that are really weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 Political language - and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. 26 December 1893  - d. 9 September 1976
  
 Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Politician talk themselves red, white, and blue in the face. 
Author: Clare Boothe Luce
Nationality: American
b. 10 April 1903  - d. 9 October 1987
  
 Politician: From the Greek poly (many) and the French tête (head or face, as in tête-à-tête: head to head or face to face). Hence polytetien, a person of two or more faces. 
Author: Martin Pitt
Nationality: American   
 Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself - power and glory, or happiness. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 Politicians are a set of men who have interests aside from the interests of the people and who, to say the most of them, are, taken as a mass, at least one step removed from honest men. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 Politicians are just a bunch of local bandits, sent by their local voters to raid the public treasury. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 Politicians are like diapers.They should both be changed frequently and for the same reason. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. 
Author: Nikita Khrushchev
Nationality: Russian
b. 17 April 1894  - d. 11 September 1971
  
 Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories. 
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Nationality: English
b. 16 December 1917
  
 Politicians talk themselves red, white, and blue in the face. 
Author: Clare Boothe Luce
Nationality: American
b. 10 April 1903  - d. 9 October 1987
  
 Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Politics gives guys so much power that they tend to behave badly around women. And I hope I never get into that. 
Author: Bill Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1946
  
 Politics has always been the systematic organization of hatreds. 
Author: Henry Brooks Adams
Nationality: American
b. 16 February 1838  - d. 27 March 1918
  
 Politics has got so expensive that it takes a lot of money to even get beat with nowadays. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 Politics have no relation to morals. 
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Nationality: Italian
b. 3 May 1469  - d. 21 June 1527
  
 Politics is a blood sport 
Author: Aneurin Bevan
Nationality: British
b. 15 November 1897  - d. 6 July 1960
  
 Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 Politics is applesauce. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 Politics is far more complicated than physics. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Politics is for people who have a passion for changing life but lack a passion for living it. 
Author: Tom Robbins
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1936
  
 Politics is for the moment, but an equation is for eternity. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Politics is largely a matter of heart. 
Author: Richard Butler
Nationality: Indian
b. December 1902  - d. 803 December 1982
  
 Politics is like coaching a football team. You have to be smart enough to understand the games but not smart enough to lose interest. 
Author: Eugene McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 29 March 1916  - d. 10 December 2005
  
 Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary. 
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Nationality: Scottish
b. 13 November 1850  - d. 3 December 1894
  
 Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies. 
Author: Groucho Marx
Nationality: American
b. 2 October 1890  - d. 19 July 1977
  
 Politics is the conduct of public affairs for private advantage. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other. 
Author: Oscar Ameringer
Nationality: American
b. December 1870
  
 Politics is the science of who gets what, when, and why. 
Author: Sidney Hillman
Nationality: American
b. 23 March 1887  - d. 10 July 1946
  
 Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. 
Author: Charles de Gaulle
Nationality: French
b. 22 November 1890  - d. 9 November 1970
  
 Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 1893  - d.  December 1976
  
 Politics isn't worrying this country one tenth as much as parking space. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 Politics makes strange bed-fellows. 
Author: Charles Dudley Warner
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1829  - d. 20 October 1900
  
 Politics should be limited in scope to war, protection of property, and the occasional precautionary beheading of a member of the ruling class. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds. 
Author: Henry Brooks Adams
Nationality: American
b. 16 February 1838  - d. 27 March 1918
  
 Power operates only destructively, bent always on forcing every manifestation of life into the straitjacket of its laws. Its intellectual form of expression is dead dogma, its physical form brute force. And this unintelligence of its objectives sets its stamp on its supporters also and renders them stupid and brutal, even when they were originally endowed with the best of talents. One who is constantly striving to force everything into a mechanical order at last becomes a machine himself and loses all human feeling. 
Author: Rudolph Rocker
Nationality: German
b. 25 March 1873  - d. 19 September 1958
  
 Power-worship blurs political judgment because it leads, almost unavoidably, to the belief that present trends will continue. Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Practical politics consists in ignoring facts. 
Author: Henry Brooks Adams
Nationality: American
b. 16 February 1838  - d. 27 March 1918
  
 President George W. Bush has said that US troops will remain in Iraq as long as they have to and not a day more than necessary, a pledge echoed by US Deputy Secretary of Defence Paul Wolfowitz in testimony before a congressional committee on Friday. Coming from an ultra-hawk like Wolfowitz, however, such assurances should be taken with a pinch of salt. Make that a truckload of salt. As American bombs and missiles continue to rain down on Iraq, killing and maiming more civilians, more women and children, it is becoming increasingly clear that the Bushites, an unholy cabal of officials with close ties to the US oil and arms industries as well as to Israel, aim to turn Iraq into supine dependency like Guam, Puerto Rico or Tony Blair's Britain. The blueprint for colonial rule has been drawn up by Project for the New American Century alumni Wolfowitz, without any input from the US's British poodles or that discarded hunk of junk, the UN. The blueprint will install an American arms merchant, former US General Jay Garner, as civilian supremo of post-war Iraq. 
Author: Kaleem Omar
Nationality: Pakistani
b. December 1937  - d. 25 June 2009
  
 Priests are no more necessary to religion than politicians to patriotism. 
Author: Rev. John H. Holmes
Nationality: American
b. December 1879  - d.  December 1964
  
 Principle over expedience is still the best politics. 
Author: Robert J. Caldwell
Nationality: American   
 Prosperity is something the businessmen created for politicians to take credit for. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Putting off an easy thing makes it hard, and putting off a hard one makes it impossible. 
Author: George H. Lonmer
Nationality: American   
 Rabbits - among the world's great travellers, with a gigantic capacity for rural occupation - breakneck across the roads, through the switching spot, racing, running... bang! the stock recoils, the rabbit spins, rolls out flat, upside down in the firebreak... glowing eyes know no witness, run on, away, around, flatten out out and swift, scudding, safe in the burrow. 
Author: Tom Flood
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1955
  
 Reform must come from within, not from without. You cannot legislate for virtue. 
Author: Cardinal James Gibbons
Nationality: American
b. 23 July 1834  - d. 24 March 1921
  
 Reply to the Austrian Government: His Majesty's Government cannot take responsibilty of advisng the Chancellor to take any course of action which might expose his country to dangers against which His Majesty's Government are unable to guarantee protection. 
Author: Neville Chamberlain
Nationality: British
b. 18 March 1869  - d. 9 November 1940
  
 Responsibility is the price of greatness. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Revolution: in politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 Revolutionary politics, revolutionary art, and oh, the revolutionary mind, is the dullest thing on earth. When we open a ''revolutionary'' review, or read a ''revolutionary'' speech, we yawn our heads off. It is true, there is nothing else. Everything is correctly, monotonously, dishearteningly ''revolutionary.'' What a stupid word! What a stale fuss! 
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 07 March 1957
  
 Romantic love, in pornography as in life, is the mythic celebration of female negation. For a woman, love is defined as her willingness to submit to her own annihilation. The proof of love is that she is willing to be destroyed by the one whom she loves, for his sake. For the woman, love is always self-sacrifice, the sacrifice of identity, will, and bodily integrity, in order to fulfill and redeem the masculinity of her lover. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Seconds count - especially when losing weight. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Seduction is often difficult to distinguish from rape. In seduction, the rapist often bothers to buy a bottle of wine. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 September 11 1938 Chamberlain told a group of journalists - Herr Hitler has repeatedly expessed his own desire for peace and it would be a mistake to assume that those declarations were insincere. 
Author: Neville Chamberlain
Nationality: British
b. 18 March 1869  - d. 9 November 1940
  
 SERVICE. A beautiful word fallen upon bad days. 
Author: Claude McKay
Nationality: Jamaican
b. 15 September 1889  - d. 22 May 1948
  
 Sexism is the foundation on which all tyranny is built. Every social form of hierarchy and abuse is modeled on male-over-female domination. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 She was a beauty in her youth, a fact which she alone remembers. 
Author: Michael C. Reed
Nationality: American   
 Silent, mournful, abandoned broken Czechoslovakia recedes into the darkness. They should know that we have sustained a great defeat without a war, the consequences of which will travel far with us ... And do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word. 
Author: Charles de Gaulle
Nationality: French
b. 22 November 1890  - d. 9 November 1970
  
 Since it has not been possible to neuter political power, citizens' thinking on government has been neutered instead. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 Since people, in a competitive or any other society, are by no means always just to each other, some regulation by the state in its capacity of umpire is unavoidable, What must be kept in mind is that the greatest injustice of all is done when the umpire forgets that he too is bound by the rules, and begins to make them as between contestants on behalf of his own prejudices. 
Author: Felix Morley
Nationality: American
b. December 1894  - d.  December 1982
  
 So they go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Some suggested over the weekend that it's wrong to expect Elian Gonzalez to live in a place that tolerates no dissent or freedom of political expression. They were talking about Miami. 
Author: Katie Couric
Nationality: American
b. 07 January 1957
  
 Sometimes our best is simply not enough. We have to do what is required. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Somewhere in the bible it say Jesus hair was like lamb's wool. Well, say Shug, if he came to any of these churches we talking bout he'd have to have it conked before anybody paid him any attention. The last thing niggers want to think about their God is that his hair is kinky. 
Author: Alice Malsenior Walker
Nationality: American
b. December 1944
  
 Son, in politics you've got to learn that overnight chicken shit can turn to chicken salad. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 Squeezing our money out of politicians is more difficult than squeezing blood from a turnip. To paraphrase an Oscar Hammerstein love song, once they have found a way to take our money, they never let it go. 
Author: Cal Thomas
Nationality: American
b. December 1942
  
 Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 In the relations of a weak Government and a rebellious people there comes a time when every act of the Literatureities exasperates the masses, and every refusal to act excites their contempt.  
Author: John Silas Reed
Nationality: American
b. December 1887  - d.  December 1920
  
 The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 The American public demands a sense of legitimacy from and in the presidency. There is more to this than dignity, more than propriety. The president is expected to personify our betterness in an inspiring way, to express in what he does and is, not just what he says, a moral idealism which, in much of the public mind, is the very opposite of politics. 
Author: James David Barber
Nationality: Canadian
b. December 1923  - d. 29 November 2007
  
 The American wage earner and the American housewife are a lot better economists than most economists care to admit. They know that a government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have. 
Author: Gerald Ford
Nationality: American
b. 14 July 1913  - d. 26 December 2006
  
 The argument between wives and whores is an old one; each one thinking that whatever she is, at least she is not the other. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 The argument of the broken pane of glass is the most valuable argument in modern politics. 
Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
Nationality: British
b. December 1858  - d.  December 1928
  
 The art of living easily as to money, is to pitch your scale of living one degree below your means. 
Author: Henry Taylor
Nationality: English
b. 18 October 1800  - d. 27 March 1886
  
 The awareness that we are all human beings together has become lost in war and through politics. 
Author: Albert Schweitzer
Nationality: French
b. 14 January 1875  - d. 4 September 1965
  
 The balance of power. 
Author: Sir Robert Walpole
Nationality: English
b. 26 August 1676  - d. 18 March 1745
  
 The bedfellows politics makes are never strange. It only seems that way to those who have not watched the courtship. 
Author: Kirpatrick Sale
Nationality: English   
 The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government. 
Author: Sam Houston
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1793  - d. 26 July 1863
  
 The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 The buck stops here. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 The business of America is not business. Neither is it war. The business of America is justice and securing the blessings of liberty. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 The censure of those who are opposed to us, is the highest commendation that can be given us. 
Author: Charles de Saint-Evremond
Nationality: French
b. 01 April 1610  - d. 29 September 1703
  
 The chief reason warfare is still with us is neither a secret death-wish of the human species, nor an irrepressible instinct of aggression, nor, finally and more plausibly, the serious economic and social dangers inherent in disarmament, but the simple fact that no substitute for this final arbiter in international affairs has yet appeared on the political scene. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 The closed door and the sealed lips are prerequisites to tyranny. 
Author: Frank N. Stanton
Nationality: American
b. 20 March 1908  - d. 24 December 2006
  
 The defiance of established Literatureity, religious and secular, social and political, as a world-wide phenomenon may well one day be accounted the outstanding event of the last decade. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 The empires of the future are the empires of the mind. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 The fact of the matter is that I am not biased. All of the witnesses who appear before the inquiry will receive fair treatment from me and anything, any findings that the inquiry comes to will be based on firm evidence produced before the inquiry and nothing else. 
Author: David Flint
Nationality: Australian   
 The fact that we are all trained to be mothers from infancy on means that we are all trained to devote our lives to men, whether they are our sons or not; that we are all trained to force other women to exemplify the lack of qualities which characterizes the cultural construct of femininity. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 The genius of any slave system is found in the dynamics which isolate slaves from each other, obscure the reality of a common condition, and make united rebellion against the oppressor inconceivable. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 The genius of the American system is that we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people. 
Author: Phil Gramm
Nationality: American
b. December 1942  - d.  December 1985
  
 The good of man must be the end of the science of politics. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 The goose lays the golden egg. Payrolls make consumers. 
Author: George Magoffin Humphrey
Nationality: American
b. 08 March 1890  - d. 20 January 1970
  
 The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 The grinding poverty of large numbers of their population, and the low probability of any positive change under governments propped up by the West, means there will be continuing support for those organizations and a ready supply of suicidal terrorists. The Western response to the threat of terrorism clearly has to include measures to prevent attacks on Westerners. It must also include a wider range of measures directed at overcoming poverty, improving education and creating hope for a better life. Achieving such outcomes will almost certainly require development of subtle and intelligent relationships between Christian and Muslim church leaders. 
Author: John Rolls
Nationality: Australian   
 The human race divides itself politically into those who want to be controlled, and those who have no such desire. 
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Nationality: American
b. 7 July 1907  - d. 8 May 1988
  
 The ideas of a time are like the clothes of a season: they are as arbitrary, as much imposed by some superior will which is seldom explicit. They are utilitarian and political, the instruments of smooth-running government. 
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 07 March 1957
  
 The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong are more powerful than is commonly understood... practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist... soon or late, it is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil. 
Author: John Maynard Keynes
Nationality: British
b. 05 June 1883  - d. 21 April 1946
  
 The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 The intelligence suffers today automatically in consequence of the attack on all Literatureity, advantage, or privilege. These things are not done away with, it is needless to say, but numerous scapegoats are made of the less politically powerful, to satisfy the egalitarian rage awakened. 
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 07 March 1957
  
 The liberty of the press is the Palladium of all the civil, political, and the religious rights of an Englishman. 
Author: Junius
Nationality: English
b. December 1740  - d.  December 1818
  
 The life of states is like that of men. The latter have the right of killing in self-defense; the former to make wars for their own preservation. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 The love of democracy is that of equality. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 The main reason to be opposed to political control of smoking is to keep power even the smallest and silliest kind of power out of the hands of members of a dangerous class, the class that knows what's good for us better than we do. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments. 
Author: William Edgar Borah
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1865  - d. 19 January 1940
  
 The mass of the people have nothing to do with the laws but to obey them. 
Author: Bishop Samuel Horsley
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1733  - d. 4 October 1806
  
 The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else do it wrong, without comment. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 The most successful politician is he who says what everybody is thinking most often, and in the loudest voice. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 The nation ought to have a tax system which looks like someone designed it on purpose. 
Author: William Edward Simon
Nationality: American
b. 27 November 1927  - d. 3 June 2000
  
 The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 The National Debt is a very Good Thing and it would be dangerous to pay it off for fear of Political Economy. 
Author: Walter Carruthers Sellar
Nationality: English
b. 27 December 1898  - d. 11 June 1951
  
 The new political gospel: Public office is private graft. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 The news of any politician's death should be listed under ''Public Improvements.'' 
Author: Frank Dane
Nationality: American   
 The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.  
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 The NRA candidates lost the race for Governor in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Illinois - three hunting states. 
Author: Michael Moore
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1954
  
 The only phenomenon with which writing has always been concomitant is the creation of cities and empires, that is the integration of large numbers of individuals into a political system, and their grading into castes or classes. It seems to have favored the exploitation of human beings rather than their enlightenment. 
Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss
Nationality: French
b. 28 November 1908
  
 The only thing I think any of us want, is to last as long as we're any good. And then not. 
Author: Katherine Meyer Graham
Nationality: American
b. 16 June 1917  - d. 17 July 2001
  
 The original ''crime'' of ''niggers'' and lesbians is that they prefer themselves. 
Author: Alice Malsenior Walker
Nationality: American
b. December 1944
  
 The people in this room stand for the right principles and the right philosophy. Let's take it in the right direction, and our children will be the beneficiaries. 
Author: Trent Lott
Nationality: American
b. 09 October 1941
  
 The political machine works because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority. 
Author: Will Durant
Nationality: American
b. 05 November 1885  - d. 07 November 1981
  
 The political world is stimulating. It's the most interesting thing you can do. It beats following the dollar. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The power and diversity of the Armed Forces, active Guard and Reserve, the resolve of our fellow citizens, the flexibility in our command to navigate international waters that remain troubled are all essential to our security. 
Author: Gerald Ford
Nationality: American
b. 14 July 1913  - d. 26 December 2006
  
 The president's attackers are a motley band consisting primarily of perjuring partisan politicians; strumpets, Nixon apologists, hired guns for cigarette companies, felons, judges who trade favors for jobs; bitter defeated pathetic former rivals of the president; Hillary-hating misogynists; trollops and hate radio hucksters, feeding on an endless line of lies and half-truths to jealous journalists and envious editorialists more concerned with their own self-importance and trashing the good reputation of a great state than of truth. 
Author: Paul Begala
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1961
  
 The price of greatness is responsibility. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 The problem with political jokes is they get elected. 
Author: Henry Cate
Nationality: British   
 The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 The question of whether or not there are caches of weapons of mass destruction appears to have become academic. The 'liberation' of the Iraqi people and not the elimination of WMD appears to be the rationale for the miseries inflicted on the Iraqi people. What will be the form of the new administration that will consolidate this 'liberation'? 
Author: Najmuddin A. Shaikh
Nationality: Pakistani
b. December 1939
  
 The rescue of drowning men is a duty worth dying for, but not worth living for. It seems to me that all political duties (among which I include military duties) are of this kind. A man may have to die for our country: but no man must, in any exclusive sense, live for his country. He who surrenders himself without reservation to the temporal claims of a nation, or a party, or a class is rendering to Caesar that which, of all things, most emphatically belongs to God: himself. 
Author: C. S. Lewis
Nationality: English
b. 29 November 1898  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world. 
Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1892  - d. 1 June 1971
  
 The same man with the debonair aspect, with a real fondness for the beauties of nature, who discussed reasonable ideas on European politics around the tea table, is also capable of the worst frenzies, of the wildest exaltations, and the most delirious ambitions. 
Author: André Francois-Poncet
Nationality: French
b. 13 June 1887  - d. 8 January 1978
  
 The secret of all power is - save your force. If you want high pressure you must choke off waste. 
Author: Joseph Farrell
Nationality: Irish
b. 1 July 1905  - d. 24 November 1999
  
 The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 The slime, without conscience and purely for personal gain, manipulates the whole of society. Now is the time for the ordinary person to manipulate the life of the slime and free society! 
Author: Greg Olson-Hyde
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 June 1949
  
 The state is not abolished, it withers away. 
Author: Friedrich Engels
Nationality: German
b. 28 December 1820  - d. 5 August 1895
  
 The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom. 
Author: Jean Bodin
Nationality: French
b. December 1530  - d.  December 1596
  
 The substance of the eminent Socialist gentleman's speech is that making a profit is a sin, but it is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time. 
Author: Franklin Pierce Adams
Nationality: American
b. 15 November 1881  - d. 23 March 1960
  
 The truly skillful politician is one who, when he comes to a fork in the road, goes both ways. 
Author: Marco A. Almazan
Nationality: American   
 The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 The US risks falling into a Soviet-style quagmire if it attacks Afghanistan. Osama bin Laden and his men will disperse in the mountains and this could cause another 20,000 deaths. 
Author: Muammar al-Gaddafi
Nationality: Libyan
b. 07 June 1942
  
 The war is not going well. The Taliban have not yielded ground. Not a single important Taliban leader has been killed, or captured or has defected. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whiskey. By diligent effort, I learned to like it. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 The White House is the finest prison in the world. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 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. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 The whole art of politics consists in directing rationally the irrationalities of men. 
Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1892  - d. 1 June 1971
  
 The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 The will to domination is a ravenous beast. There are never enough warm bodies to satiate its monstrous hunger. Once alive, this beast grows and grows, feeding on all the life around it, scouring the earth to find new sources of nourishment. This beast lives in each man who battens on female servitude. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 The wind of change is blowing through the continent. Whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact. 
Author: 1st Earl of Stockton Harold Macmillan
Nationality: British
b. 10 February 1894  - d. 29 December 1986
  
 The word ''revolution'' itself has become not only a dead relic of Leftism, but a key to the deadendedness of male politics: the ''revolution'' of a wheel which returns in the end to the same place; the ''revolving door'' of a politics which has ''liberated'' women only to use them, and only within the limits of male tolerance. 
Author: Adrienne Rich
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1929
  
 The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought. 
Author: John Jay Chapman
Nationality: American
b. December 1862  - d.  December 1933
  
 There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten. 
Author: Indira Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 19 November 1917  - d. 31 October 1984
  
 There is a holy mistaken zeal in politics as well as in religion. By persuading others, we convince ourselves. 
Author: Franciscus Junius
Nationality: Dutch
b. 29 January 1591  - d.  December 1677
  
 There is a limit to the legitimate interference of collective opinion with individual independence: and to find that limit, and maintain it against encroachment, is as indispensable to a good condition of human affairs, as protection against political despotism. 
Author: John Stuart Mill
Nationality: English
b. 20 May 1806  - d. 8 May 1873
  
 There is going to be some bloody mammoth changes - some mammoth changes which the Budget will disclose. Bloody mammoth changes, that is the only way you can describe them. I think Frank Crean has done a bloody good job to stand up to the pace. Bloody oath, he has done a marvellous job in standing up to the bloody pace. 
Author: Charles Jones
Nationality: Australian
b. 12 September 1917  - d. 07 August 2003
  
 There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 1893  - d.  December 1976
  
 There is no cruder tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 There is no Democratic or Republican way of cleaning the streets. 
Author: Fiorello LaGuardia
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1882  - d. 20 September 1947
  
 There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 There is no such thing as a nonpolitical speech by a politician. 
Author: Richard M. Nixon
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1913  - d. 22 April 1994
  
 There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 There is nothing new under the sun except the history people have forgotten. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 There is something suspicious about music, gentlemen. I insist that she is, by her nature, equivocal. I shall not be going too far in saying at once that she is politically suspect. 
Author: Thomas Mann
Nationality: German
b. 06 June 1875  - d. 12 August 1955
  
 There's nothing more oily and cynical in politics than telling the truth. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 These things I believe: That government should butt out. That freedom is our most precious commodity and if we are not eternally vigilant government will take it all away. That individual freedom demands individual responsibility. That government is (contrary to George W. Bush) not a necessary good but an unavoidable evil. That the executive branch has grown too strong, the judicial branch too arrogant and the legislative branch too stupid. That political parties have become close to meaningless. That government should work to insure the rights of the individual, not plot to take them away. That government should provide for the national defense and work to insure domestic tranquility. That foreign trade should be fair rather than free. That America should be wary of foreign entanglements. That the tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. That guns do more than protect us from criminals; more importantly, they protect us from the ongoing threat of government. That states are the bulwark of our freedom. That states should have the right to secede from the Union. That once a year we should hang someone in government as an example to his fellows. 
Author: Lyn Nofziger
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1924  - d. 27 March 2006
  
 They shall not pass. 
Author: Dolores Ibárruri
Nationality: Spanish
b. 09 December 1895  - d. 12 November 1989
  
 Think back 80 years or more when Australians had the chance to protect the thylacine, the Tasmanian Tiger, and we blew it and we're still feeling bad about it. Maybe this generation will be judged on whether or not we choose to save another great predator from extinction, the Murray Cod. 
Author: Peter Garrett
Nationality: Australian
b. 16 April 1953
  
 This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by geing governed by those who are dumber. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race. 
Author: Calvin Coolidge
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1872  - d. 5 January 1933
  
 To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun? 
Author: Katherine Meyer Graham
Nationality: American
b. 16 June 1917  - d. 17 July 2001
  
 To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities - that is not to be taken seriously in politics. 
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 April 1870  - d. 21 January 1924
  
 To say ''I accept'' in an age like our own is to say that you accept concentration-camps, rubber truncheons, Hitler, Stalin, bombs, aeroplanes, tinned food, machine guns, putsches, purges, slogans, Bedaux belts, gas-masks, submarines, spies, provocateurs, press-censorship, secret prisons, aspirins, Hollywood films and political murder. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Today it is prosperity that is externally ugly ... we sit starving amidst our gold, the Midas of the Ages. 
Author: William Morris
Nationality: English
b. 24 March 1834  - d. 03 October 1896
  
 Too austere a philosophy makes few wise men; too rigorous politics, few good subjects; too hard a religion, few persons whose devotion is of long continuance. 
Author: Charles de Saint-Evremond
Nationality: French
b. 01 April 1610  - d. 29 September 1703
  
 True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Truth-telling and persuasion are better instruments of action in American democracy than lying, control and demagogy as long as citizens respond to 'the better angels of our nature.' The presidency is the seat of power and an engine for policy making, but it is also a moral agent for the articulation of the ideals of American democracy. The character of American governmental institutions and political culture invites presidents to be moral leaders. 
Author: Ervin C. Hargrove
Nationality: American   
 Under every stone lurks a politician. 
Author: Aristophanes
Nationality: Athenian
b. December 456  - d.  December 386
  
 Underlying the whole scheme of civilization is the confidence men have in each other, confidence in their integrity, confidence in their honesty, confidence in their future. 
Author: Bourke Cockran
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1854  - d. 01 March 1923
  
 Undernourished, intelligence becomes like the bloated belly of a starving child: swollen, filled with nothing the body can use. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small. 
Author: Henry Kissinger
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1923
  
 US marines have discovered bomb-making facilities, chemicals and mortars at a large training complex to the east of Baghdad operated by a faction of the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) headed by Abu Abbas. The PLF, which carried out the deadly terrorists attack on the Achille Lauro in 1986, officially renounced terrorism at the time of the 1993 Oslo accords; yet this camp had until very recently been active. For 12 years, Saddam has denied working with terrorists just as categorically as he had sworn that Iraq no longer possess any category of banned weapons or the means to manufacture them. In a mere 18 days, one lie has been nailed; nailing the second is only a matter of time. 
Author: Paul Waugh
Nationality: British   
 Vast and fearsome as the human scene has become, personal contact of the right people, in the right places, at the right time, may yet have a potent and valuable part to play in the cause of peace which is in our hearts. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 Virtue has need of limits. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 War challenges virtually every other institution of society - the justice and equity of its economy, the adequacy of its political systems, the energy of its productive plant, the bases, wisdom and purposes of its foreign policy. 
Author: Walter Millis
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1899  - d. 17 March 1968
  
 War is not merely a political act but a real political instrument, a continuation of political intercourse, a carrying out of the same by other means. 
Author: Carl von Clausewitz
Nationality: Prussian
b. 01 June 1780  - d. 16 November 1831
  
 War is nothing but the continuation of politics by other means. 
Author: Carl von Clausewitz
Nationality: Prussian
b. 01 June 1780  - d. 16 November 1831
  
 War is two politicians challenging each other to a duel. Then sending their citizens along as seconds! 
Author: Greg Olson-Hyde
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 June 1949
  
 War: the trade of barbarians, and the art of bringing the greatest physical force to bear on a single point. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down. 
Author: Robert Orben
Nationality: American
b. 4 March 1927
  
 We are confident that we can penetrate any enemy defenses with our missiles. We know that we are more than the equal of any nation in the world. 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 We are discreet sheep; we wait to see how the drove is going, and then go with the drove. We have two opinions: one private, which we are afraid to express; and another one - the one we use - which we force ourselves to wear to please people, until habit makes us comfortable in it, and the custom of defending it presently makes us love it, adore it, and forget how pitifully we came by it. Look at it in politics. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 We are so concerned to flatter the majority that we lose sight of how very often it is necessary, in order to preserve freedom for the minority, let alone for the individual, to face the majority down. 
Author: William Frank Buckley Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 24 November 1925  - d. 27 February 2008
  
 We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 We assume that politicians are without honor. We read their statements trying to crack the code. The scandals of their politics: not so much that men in high places lie, only that they do so with such indifference, so endlessly, still expecting to be believed. We are accustomed to the contempt inherent in the political lie. 
Author: Adrienne Rich
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1929
  
 We face neither East nor West: we face forward. 
Author: Kwame Nkrumah
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 21 September 1909  - d. 27 April 1972
  
 We fight to great disadvantage when we fight with those who have nothing to lose. 
Author: Francesco Guicciardini
Nationality: Italian
b. 6 March 1483  - d. 22 May 1540
  
 We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals. Lincoln was a professional politician. 
Author: Felix Frankfurter
Nationality: American
b. 15 November 1882  - d. 22 February 1965
  
 We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 We love to point the finger at the environmental vandalism in the Brazilian and Indonesian rain forests but really, we're no different. As Australians we love the bush, but at the same time we're still clearing around 32 football fields worth of bushland every hour of every day. 
Author: Peter Garrett
Nationality: Australian
b. 16 April 1953
  
 We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 We may stop ourselves when going up, never when coming down. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except a politician or an official, a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 We shall not flag or fail. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 We should look inward and think about the meaning of our life and its purposes, lest we do it in 20 or 30 years and it's too late. 
Author: Robert Martin Coles
Nationality: American
b. 12 October 1929
  
 We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 What boundary ever set limits to the service of mankind. 
Author: Claudian
Nationality: Greek   
 What is a minority? The chosen heroes of this earth have been in a minority. There is not a social, political, or religious privilege that you enjoy today that was not bought for you by the blood and tears and patient suffering of the minority. It is the minority that have stood in the van of every moral conflict, and achieved all that is noble in the history of the world. 
Author: John B. Gough
Nationality: Greek   
 What is morally wrong cannot be politically right. 
Author: William Gladstone
Nationality: British
b. 29 December 1809  - d. 19 May 1898
  
 What is politics, after all, but the compulsion to preside over property and make other peoples' decisions for them? 
Author: Tom Robbins
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1936
  
 What luck for rulers that men do not think. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 What scares me more is that most excuse Howard's destructive reign, not because of the strength of the economy, but because they just dont understand what's going on. Wayne Carey's adultery is more shocking to most than Heffernen's slander against one of the highest judges, of the highest court in the land. This is really scary! 
Author: Ricky Fink
Nationality: Australian   
 What the orators lack in depth, they give you in length. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 What we don't need to know for achievement, we need to know for our pleasure. Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight. 
Author: William L. Safire
Nationality: American
b. 17 December 1929  - d. 27 September 2009
  
 What we won when all of our people united... must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics... Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as president. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: American   
 When a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 When asked to name the chief qualification a politician should have. 'It's the ability to foretell what will happen tomorrow, next month, and next year - - and to explain afterward why it didn't happen. ' 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 When even one American who has done nothing wrong is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth, then all Americans are in peril. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 When force is necessary, it must be applied boldly, decisively and completely. But one must know the limitations of force; one must know when to blend force with a maneuver, the blow with an agreement. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 When I say I love Eastland, it sounds preposterous - a man who brutalizes people. But *you* love him or you wouldn't be here. You're going to Mississippi to create social change - and you love Eastland in your desire to create conditions which will redeem his children. Loving your enemy is manifest in putting your arms not around the man but around the social situation, to take power from those who misuse it - at which point they can become human too. 
Author: Bayard Rustin
Nationality: American
b. 17 March 1912  - d. 24 August 1987
  
 When I warned (the French Government) that Britain would fight on alone whatever they did, their Generals told their Prime Minister and his divided Cabinet, 'In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken.' Some chicken! Some neck! 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 When I warned them (the French Government) that Britain would fight on alone whatever they did, their Generals told their Prime Minister and his divided Cabinet, 'In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken.' Some chicken! Some neck! 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 When Istanbul called to ask me to organize the biennial, the ruins of the World Trade Center were still smouldering. I said that I couldn't refuse precisely because of the emergency. I didn't mean the bombing. I meant the decline and failure of political discourse. 
Author: Dan Cameron
Nationality: American   
 When Strom Thurmond ran for President, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either. 
Author: Trent Lott
Nationality: American
b. 09 October 1941
  
 When the history of our time is written, what will most amaze posterity is that John Howard's debasement of political debate - for 'the integrity of our national borders' read 'drown, if need be, the foreign scum' - was not cursed roundly from every editorial. That no-one said the obvious, that the ordinary Australian's fear of intruders, like the fear of burglars, can be easily understood, but John Howard's playing on it was morally contemptible. 
Author: Bob Ellis
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1942
  
 When the political columnists say 'Every thinking man' they mean themselves, and when candidates appeal to 'Every intelligent voter' they mean everybody who is going to vote for them. 
Author: Franklin Pierce Adams
Nationality: American
b. 15 November 1881  - d. 23 March 1960
  
 When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. 
Author: Jimi Hendrix
Nationality: African-American
b. 27 January 1942  - d. 18 September 1970
  
 When we say ''science'' we can either mean any manipulation of the inventive and organizing power of the human intellect: or we can mean such an extremely different thing as the religion of science, the vulgarized derivative from this pure activity manipulated by a sort of priestcraft into a great religious and political weapon. 
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 07 March 1957
  
 When we were told that by freedom we understood free enterprise, we did very little to dispel this monstrous falsehood.Wealth and economic well-being, we have asserted, are the fruits of freedom, while we should have been the first to know that this kind of ''happiness'' has been an unmixed blessing only in this country, and it is a minor blessing compared with the truly political freedoms, such as freedom of speech and thought, of assembly and association, even under the best conditions. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 When you get to be President, there are all those things, the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes, all those things. You have to remember it isn't for you. It's for the Presidency. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 When you've spent half your political life dealing with humdrum issues like the environment... it's exciting to have a real crisis on your hands. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 When your a politician, the worst slip is saying what you really think. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl - no superior alternative has yet been found. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 While Fidel Castro is widely criticized for a lot of things, there is no question that Castro feels a very deep and abiding connection to those Cubans who are still in Cuba. There's little doubt in my mind that Fidel Castro was sincere when he said, 'Listen, we really want this child back here'. 
Author: Dan Rather
Nationality: American
b. 31 October 1931
  
 While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Who will not be deceived must have as many eyes as hairs on his head. 
Author: German Proverb
Nationality: American   
 Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world. 
Author: Epicurus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 341  - d.  December 270
  
 Whoever kindles the flames of intolerance in America is lighting a fire underneath his own home. 
Author: Harold E. Stassen
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1907  - d. 4 March 2001
  
 Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life. 
Author: Charles Frohman
Nationality: American
b. 15 July 1856  - d. 07 May 1915
  
 Wild intelligence abhors any narrow world; and the world of women must stay narrow, or the woman is an outlaw. No woman could be Nietzsche or Rimbaud without ending up in a whorehouse or lobotomized. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Will some reporter, or some Republican on the Sunday shows, please ask why tax cuts raid the non-existent Social Security Trust Fund but all the Democrats' new spending doesn't? Will someone please ask that? 
Author: Rush Limbaugh
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1951
  
 With enough 'ifs' we could put Paris in a bottle. 
Author: French Proverb
Nationality: American   
 Without victory there is no survival! 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Woman is not born: she is made. In the making, her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Women are an enslaved population - the crop we harvest is children, the fields we work are houses. Women are forced into committing sexual acts with men that violate integrity because the universal religion - contempt for women - has as its first commandment that women exist purely as sexual fodder for men. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. Some of us have ventured out nevertheless, and so far we have not fallen off. It is my faith, my feminist faith, that we will not. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Women, for centuries not having access to pornography and now unable to bear looking at the muck on the supermarket shelves, are astonished. Women do not believe that men believe what pornography says about women. But they do. From the worst to the best of them, they do 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 ''Women's fashion'' is a euphemism for fashion created by men for women. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. Politicians and taxpayers have assumed - with occasional phases of doubt, that a rising total in the number of civil servants must reflect a growing volume of work to be done. Cynics, in questioning this belief, have imagined that the multiplication of officials must have left some of them idle or all of them able to work for shorter hours. But this is a matter in which faith and doubt seem equally misplaced. The fact is that the number of the officials and the quantity of the work are not related to each other at all. The rise in the total of those employed is governed by Parkinson's Law and would be much the same whether the volume of the work were to increase, diminish, or even disappear. The importance of Parkinson's Law lies in the fact that it is a law of growth based upon an analysis of the factors by which that growth is controlled. 
Author: C. Northcote Parkinson
Nationality: English
b. 30 July 1909  - d. 09 March 1993
  
 Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They know is going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, it's always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt. 
Author: Robert Maynard Pirsig
Nationality: American
b. December 1928
  
 You are the same today that you are going to be five years from now except for two things: the people with whom you associate and the books you read. 
Author: Charles Jones
Nationality: Australian
b. 12 September 1917  - d. 07 August 2003
  
 You can't run a government solely on a business basis... Government should be human. It should have a heart. 
Author: Herbert Henry Lehman
Nationality: American
b. 28 March 1878  - d. 05 December 1963
  
 You cannot make your opportunities concur with the opportunities of people whose incomes are ten times greater than yours. 
Author: Edward S. Martin
Nationality: American
b. 18 September 1879  - d. 19 March 1967
  
 You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner. 
Author: Aristophanes
Nationality: Athenian
b. December 456  - d.  December 386
  
 You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. 
Author: Rosalynn Smith Carter
Nationality: American
b. 18 August 1927
  
 You know, if we had elected this man 30 years ago, we wouldn't be in the mess we are today. 
Author: Trent Lott
Nationality: American
b. 09 October 1941
  
 You might feel proud, Prime Minister, but I do not, and I venture to suggest very many of our fellow Australians feel exactly the same as me. And I don't give a toss what the opinion polls say. 
Author: Alan Ramsey
Nationality: Australian
b. 03 January 1938
  
 You must act as if it is impossible to fail.0 
Author: Ashanti Proverb
Nationality: Australian   
 You represent the people. You don't substitute your judgement for theirs. You use polling. 
Author: Andrew Mark Cuomo
Nationality: American
b. December 1957
  
 You see, eventually your music will help put an end to war and poverty, it will align the planets and bring them into universal harmony, allowing meaningful contact with all forms of life. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil who is standing center stage advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. 
Author: Aaron Sorkin
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1961
  
 You've got to pity the poor Democrats in Congress. Most of them are on record against capital punishment, since they naturally don't want to diminish their constituent base. 
Author: Wes Pruden
Nationality: American   
 You've got to pity the poor Democrats in Congress. Most of them are on record against capital punishment, since they naturally donít want to diminish their constituent base. 
Author: Wes Pruden
Nationality: American   
 Your announcement that you are on your way to Tucson today, just 48 hours after a student at the University of Arizona shot and killed three professors and then himself, to hold ANOTHER big pro-gun celebration - this time to get out the vote for the NRA-backed Republican running for Congress - well, sir, I have to ask you: Have you no shame? 
Author: Michael Moore
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1954
  
 Your children are not safe because one in six of them live in poverty, while Bush's friends and business partners make off with loot from the pension funds and the stock market. 
Author: Michael Moore
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1954
  
 Your children are not safe because they saw us adults allow a man to steal the White House, and then we did nothing about it. They learned that lying and stealing are OK, but 'one person, one vote' is a sham. 
Author: Michael Moore
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1954
  
 They have stolen the public lands. They have grasped all to themselves, and by their unprincipled greed brought a crisis of unparalleled distress on forty millions of people, who have natural resources to feed, clothe and shelter the whole human race.  
Author: Denis Kearney
Nationality: American
b. December 1847  - d.  December 1907
  
 We are with you in this work. Workingmen must form a party of their own, take charge of the government, dispose gilded fraud, and put honest toil in power.  
Author: Denis Kearney
Nationality: American
b. December 1847  - d.  December 1907
  
 Politics isn't about left versus right; it's about top versus bottom. 
Author: Jim Allen Hightower
Nationality: American
b. 11 January 1943
  
 When I entered politics, I took the only downward turn you could take from journalism.  
Author: Jim Allen Hightower
Nationality: American
b. 11 January 1943
  
 I was doing political cartoons and getting angry to the point where I felt I was going to have to start making and throwing bombs. I thought I was probably a better cartoonist than a bomb maker. 
Author: Terry Vance Gilliam
Nationality: British
b. 22 November 1940
  
 Just as the slave master required the slaves to imitate the image he had of them, so women, who live in a relatively powerless position, politically and economically, feel obliged by a kind of implicit force to live up to culture's image of what is female. 
Author: Susan Griffin
Nationality: American
b. December 1943
  
 Man is the creature of circumstances. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 Bodies - melted down to pay for political statues. 
Author: Wilfred Owen
Nationality: English
b. 18 March 1893  - d. 04 November 1918
  
 As to gods, I have no way of knowing either that they exist or do not exist, or what they are like.  
Author: Protagoras
Nationality: Greek
b. December 481  - d.  December 420
  
 Let us hold our discussion together in our own persons, making trial of the truth and of ourselves. 
Author: Protagoras
Nationality: Greek
b. December 481  - d.  December 420
  
 The art of measurement, by showing us the truth would have brought our soul into the repose of abiding by the truth, and so would have saved our life. 
Author: Protagoras
Nationality: Greek
b. December 481  - d.  December 420
  
 The Athenians are right to accept advice from anyone, since it is incumbent on everyone to share in that sort of excellence, or else there can be no city at all.  
Author: Protagoras
Nationality: Greek
b. December 481  - d.  December 420
  
 There are two sides to every question. 
Author: Protagoras
Nationality: Greek
b. December 481  - d.  December 420
  
 When it comes to consideration of how to do well in running the city, which must proceed entirely through justice and soundness of mind.  
Author: Protagoras
Nationality: Greek
b. December 481  - d.  December 420
  
 A common danger tends to concord. Communism is the exploitation of the strong by the weak. In Communism, inequality comes from placing mediocrity on a level with excellence. 
Author: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Nationality: French
b. 15 January 1809  - d. 10 January 1865
  
 Property is theft. 
Author: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Nationality: French
b. 15 January 1809  - d. 10 January 1865
  
 When deeds speak, words are nothing. 
Author: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Nationality: French
b. 15 January 1809  - d. 10 January 1865
  
 Without that sense of security which property gives, the land would still be uncultivated. 
Author: François Quesnay
Nationality: French
b. 04 June 1694  - d. 16 December 1774
  
 In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's. 
Author: Jean Rostand
Nationality: French
b. 30 October 1894  - d. 04 September 1977
  
 Early in 1923, Rose Witcop and Guy Aldred, both on the left politically, were selling cheaply a pamphlet by Margaret Sanger explaining about sex and contraception in terms which, it was thought, uneducated women could understand.  
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 Marie Stopes had established the first birth control clinic in Britain; the whole question of informing women, especially those who were poor, about methods of contraception, began to be discussed. 
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 The report of this made me exceedingly angry, for I could not see why information which a middle-class woman could get from her doctor should be withheld from a poorer woman who might need it far more. 
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.  
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors. I mean it. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 Indeed, I am more than ever convinced of the dangers to which the free and unbiased exercise of political opinion - the only sure foundation and safeguard of republican government - would be exposed by any further increase of the already overgrown influence of corporate Literatureities 
Author: Martin van Buren
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1782  - d. 24 July 1862
  
 Clinton never said, "My Administration is going to pour resources into the poor community." But I really do believe that Bill Clinton is more liberal than oftentimes his politics. He's practical. But I think his heart is decent. 
Author: Maxine Waters
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1938
  
 I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 The American mood, perhaps even the American character, has changed. There are few manifestations any longer of the old American self-assurance which so irritated Dickens. Instead, there is a sense of frustration so perceptible that even our politicians have attempted to exploit it. 
Author: Archibald MacLeish
Nationality: American
b. 7 May 1892  - d. 20 April 1982
  
 If you elect a matinee idol mayor, you're going to have a musical comedy administration. 
Author: Robert Moses
Nationality: American
b. 12 December 1888  - d. 29 July 1981
  
 Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment - that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century- it will infallibly discover congenial agencies - mechanical and political - of expression. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 The body of a dead enemy always smells sweet. 
Author: Vespasian
Nationality: Roman
b. 17 November 9  - d. 23 June 79
  
 I do not admire politicians; but when they are excellent in their way, one cannot help allowing them their due. 
Author: Horace Walpole
Nationality: English
b. December 1717  - d.  December 1797
  
 I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the Literature's political views. 
Author: Edith Wharton
Nationality: American
b. 24 January 1862  - d. 11 August 1937
  
 It should restate and clarify the social dilemma and the political pickle. Once in a while it does, and you get a quick glimpse of its potential. 
Author: Elwyn Brooks White
Nationality: American
b. 11 July 1899  - d. 01 October 1985
  
 Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 If you seek Hamilton's monument, look around. You are living in it. We honor Jefferson, but live in Hamilton's country, a mighty industrial nation with a strong central government. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it - short-term pain for long-term gain 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 In the lexicon of the political class, the word "sacrifice" means that the citizens are supposed to mail even more of their income to Washington so that the political class will not have to sacrifice the pleasure of spending it. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 All God's chillun got shoes or can get them in Mrs Marcos's closet, which is large enough to house Mr and Mrs Duvalier, itinerant nonlaborers. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Being elected to Congress is regarded as being sent on a looting raid for one's friends. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Politicians fascinate because they constitute such a paradox; they are an elite that accomplishes mediocrity for the public good. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout "Bang!" 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Stalin's henchman Molotov, 96, died old and in bed, a privilege he helped to deny to millions. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 The future has a way of arriving unannounced. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 The reformers' preferred metaphor is "leveling the playing field." They should listen to the logic of their language: fields are leveled by bulldozers. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 The unpleasant sound Bush is emitting as he traipses from one conservative gathering to another is a thin, tinny "arf" - the sound of a lap dog. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 World War II was the last government program that really worked. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 He hasn't said whether he remembers the episode itself - or, if he doesn't, whether that is because it never happened or because it happened too often to keep track. More important, he hasn't said what he thinks about it all from the perspective of 2003. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 In 1977, at least, he wished to have people believe that he shared and was proud of an attitude toward women that is not acceptable in a politician. In 2003, all he has said is that he doesn't remember the interview. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 If sexual intercourse, as the poets tell us, began in 1963, it was another decade and a half before the American political system began to take notice. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 In 1987 Gary Hart said, "Follow me around - you'll be bored." In 1991, Clarence Thomas was under oath and up for a lifetime court appointment. In 1997 Bill Clinton - well, take your pick. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 In recurring episodes over the next couple of decades, the minority view gradually won. A profusion of factors differentiates each case from the others, including naked partisanship on both sides, but the trend has been clear. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 In any event, the proper question isn't what a journalist thinks is relevant but what his or her audience thinks is relevant. Denying people information they would find useful because you think they shouldn't find it useful is censorship, not journalism. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 In terms of his fitness for elected office, the fact that Schwarzenegger bragged about this episode in a published interview makes the question of whether it really happened almost irrelevant. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 It wouldn't be fair to say that conservatives cherish property the way liberals cherish equality. But it would be fair to say that the takings clause is the conservatives' recipe for judicial activism just as they say liberals have misused the equal protection clause. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 In those days, the late 1970s, one of the leading politicians was a soon-to-be uncle by marriage of Arnold Schwarzenegger, named Ted Kennedy. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 It's also worth knowing if a politician is a liar and hypocrite, which he is if he's campaigning with his wife and canoodling with someone else. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 A couple of weeks ago, the court ruled that states cannot exempt themselves from federal laws against the medical use of marijuana. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 A Supreme Court decision that concessions of this sort were unconstitutional would have taken them off the table and actually increased the effective sovereignty of elected officials. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Almost any government activity can also be seen as taking property "without just compensation." The basic model of an unconstitutional "taking" would be if the government threw you out of your house. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Arnold may be just surfing the zeitgeist: a swinger in the swinging '70s, a governor in the sober 2000s. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Although in a narrow sense this was a victory for a conservative policy, in a wider sense it also closed off an avenue for conservative activism. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Conservatives and liberals alike have been waiting for this moment for a third of a century. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Did this parody of a testosterone fantasy really happen? But if it did happen, exactly as Arnold described it in 1977, it's pretty disgusting. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Each Supreme Court appointment by a Republican president seems to be "it." And yet "it" hasn't happened. Roe v. Wade - the high-water mark of liberal judicial activism - still stands. And on Thursday the court said a surprising "no thanks" to judicial activism, Republican style. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 It's disgusting even if it was consensual all around. It's disgusting even though Arnold wasn't married at the time. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Liberals have long suspected that this was a decoy and that once conservatives had control of the federal courts they would twist their mustaches, laugh contemptuously and reveal the various policies they planned to impose by judicial fiat. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Kennedy challenged the incumbent president, Jimmy Carter, for the 1980 Democratic nomination. But he was thought to be a "womanizer," and the press was in an agony of indecision about how to deal with adultery by a politician. Apparently this was something that never had happened before. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Like similar statements from George W. Bush about his drinking and Dan Quayle about evading the draft, Schwarzenegger has said he didn't know back then that he'd be running for governor today. Which works fine as an explanation, but fails miserably as exoneration. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Of course, conservatives always claim to be against judicial activism. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 So the danger of conservative judicial activism has been averted for another year. Stay tuned 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Some sexual habits reflect an attitude toward other people, especially women, that is worth knowing about in the voting booth. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 The case decided on Thursday, though, seemed promising to takings fans because it wasn't about compensation. It was about the requirement that any government taking must have a "public purpose."  
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 The logic is often far-fetched - how does medical marijuana affect interstate commerce? - and some conservatives would like judges to start throwing out federal laws wholesale on commerce clause grounds. The court once again said no thanks. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 There were veiled and unexplained references to Kennedy's "private life" as a matter of potential concern. And there were earnest media-crit discussions about the issue of whether the issue should be an issue, which necessarily involved at least a hint or two of what exactly the issue might be. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 This arrangement reflected the majority view among journalists at the time that a politician's sex life was politically irrelevant. The minority view, mine among others, was the opposite. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 If people are innately saddled with certain sins and flaws, like selfishness, prejudice, sort-sightedness, and self-deception, then political reform would seem to be a waste of time. 
Author: Steven Pinker
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 September 1954
  
 People today sometimes get uncomfortable with empirical claims that seem to clash with their political assumptions, often because they haven't given much thought to the connections. 
Author: Steven Pinker
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 September 1954
  
 Political equality consists of recognizing, as the Constitution says, that people have certain inalienable rights, namely life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Recognizing those rights is not the same thing as believing that people are indistinguishable in every respect. 
Author: Steven Pinker
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 September 1954
  
 The connections I draw between human nature and political systems in my new book, for example, were prefigured in the debates during the Enlightenment and during the framing of the American Constitution. 
Author: Steven Pinker
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 September 1954
  
 But a conception of human nature, and its connections to other fields such as politics and the arts, have been there from time immemorial. 
Author: Steven Pinker
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 September 1954
  
 As many political writers have pointed out, commitment to political equality is not an empirical claim that people are clones. 
Author: Steven Pinker
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 September 1954
  
 By exploring the political and moral colorings of discoveries about what makes us tick, we can have a more honest science and a less fearful intellectual milieu. 
Author: Steven Pinker
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 September 1954
  
 Why are empirical questions about how the mind works so weighted down with political and moral and emotional baggage? 
Author: Steven Pinker
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 September 1954
  
 I steered clear of all those political intrigues, particularly when you're having to play a character. So I have to shut my eyes and ears to that. 
Author: Christopher Plummer
Nationality: Canadian
b. 13 December 1929
  
 In America you can always find a party. In Russia the party always finds you. 
Author: Yakov Smirnoff
Nationality: American
b. 24 January 1951
  
 Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 Take all your dukes and marquesses and earls and viscounts, pack them into one chamber, call it the House of Lords to satisfy their pride and then strip it of all political power. It's a solution so perfectly elegant and preposterous that only the British could have managed it. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 Whatever the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish. Freedom is always wise. 
Author: Alexander Meiklejohn
Nationality: English
b. 01 February 1872  - d. 17 December 1964
  
 There is one rule for politicians all over the world - Don't say in Power what you say in opposition; if you do, you only have to carry out what the other fellows have found impossible. 
Author: John Galsworthy
Nationality: English
b. December 1867  - d.  December 1933
  
 Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague. 
Author: William L. Safire
Nationality: American
b. 17 December 1929  - d. 27 September 2009
  
 Never assume the obvious is true. 
Author: William L. Safire
Nationality: American
b. 17 December 1929  - d. 27 September 2009
  
 The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right. 
Author: William L. Safire
Nationality: American
b. 17 December 1929  - d. 27 September 2009
  
 The public be damned. 
Author: William Henry Vanderbilt
Nationality: American
b. 24 November 1821  - d. 14 April 1885
  
 Law in general is human reason, inasmuch as it governs all the inhabitants of the earth: the political and civil laws of each nation ought to be only the particular cases in which human reason is applied. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 Apparently Arnold was inspired by President Bush, who proved you can be a successful politician in this country even if English is your second language. 
Author: Conan Christopher O'Brien
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1963
  
 During last night's debate, John Kerry and John Edwards were so friendly to each other some political experts think that they may end up running together. In fact Kerry and Edwards were so friendly, President Bush accused them of planning a gay marriage. 
Author: Conan Christopher O'Brien
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1963
  
 I was raised to speak out about politics and the world around me. I would do it whether I was in the public or not. It is the way I was taught. The American way. 
Author: Judy Collins
Nationality: American
b. December 1939
  
 Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 I am sworn to uphold the Constitution as Andy Johnson understands it and interprets it. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 I feel incompetent to perform duties which have been so unexpectedly thrown upon me. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 I hold it the duty of the executive to insist upon frugality in the expenditure, and a sparing economy is itself a great national source. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 If I am shot at, I want no man to be in the way of the bullet. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 If the rabble were lopped off at one end and the aristocrats at the other, all would be well with the country. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks the welfare of a single interest at the expense and to the injury of many and varied interests. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 Outside of the Constitution we have no legal Literatureity more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 There are no good laws but such as repeal other laws. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 Tyranny and despotism can be exercised by many, more rigourously, more vigourously, and more severely, than by one. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 Who, then, will govern? The answer must be, Man - for we have no angels in the shape of men, as yet, who are willing to take charge of our political affairs. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance. 
Author: Václav Hável
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. 05 October 1936
  
 People who live in the post-totalitarian system know only too well that the question of whether one or several political parties are in power, and how these parties define and label themselves, is of far less importance than the question of whether or not it is possible to live like a human being. 
Author: Václav Hável
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. 05 October 1936
  
 For better or worse, I've been involved in the description of political conflict. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 I am at a stage in my life - now quite late - where I am completely reconciled to what I am as a writer. I know what I can and can't do. I love writing. I feel it is my best time. But I still feel, as I think most creative people do, absolutely isolated. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 I always begin with one character and then perhaps two, and they seem to be in conflict with each other. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 We have learned in recent years to translate almost all of political life in terms of conspiracy. And the spy novel, as never before, really, has come into its own. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 The great political tugs of the past 35 years have concerned the distribution of the golden eggs. In the 1980s and 1990s we must focus on the health of the goose. 
Author: Paul Efthemios Tsongas
Nationality: American
b. December 1941  - d.  December 1997
  
 I was suffering from a peculiar and persistent sense that I was being pursued, and also the conviction that under the political order of the times, our lives had no meaning. 
Author: Naguib Mahfouz
Nationality: Egyptian
b. 11 December 1911  - d. 30 August 2006
  
 I've never worked in politics, never been a member of an official committee or a political party. 
Author: Naguib Mahfouz
Nationality: Egyptian
b. 11 December 1911  - d. 30 August 2006
  
 I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 The status quo sucks. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 Think off-center. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they? 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost. 
Author: Chauncey Mitchell Depew
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1834  - d. 05 April 1928
  
 The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. 
Author: Chauncey Mitchell Depew
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1834  - d. 05 April 1928
  
 Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 Black women sharing close ties with each other, politically or emotionally, are not the enemies of Black men. 
Author: Audre Geraldine Lorde
Nationality: Caribbean-American
b. 18 February 1934  - d. 17 November 1992
  
 I am not going to answer any questions as to my association, my philosophical or religious beliefs or my political beliefs, or how I voted in any election, or any of these private affairs. 
Author: Pete Seeger
Nationality: American
b. December 1919
  
 I have sung for Americans of every political persuasion, and I am proud that I never refuse to sing to an audience, no matter what religion or color of their skin, or situation in life. 
Author: Pete Seeger
Nationality: American
b. December 1919
  
 Something got screwed up in terms of your priorities if you think it's more important to get rid of the dividend tax than it is to take care of 11 million kids. 
Author: David S. Broder
Nationality: American
b. 11 September 1929
  
 Until we are all free, we are none of us free. 
Author: Emma Lazarus
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1849  - d. 19 November 1887
  
 Jews are the intensive form of any nationality whose language and customs they adopt. 
Author: Emma Lazarus
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1849  - d. 19 November 1887
  
 Though, with the ascendancy of Louis, the political power of the nobles finally came to an end, France remained, in the whole complexion of her social life, completely aristocratic. 
Author: Giles Lytton Strachey
Nationality: British
b. 01 March 1880  - d. 21 January 1932
  
 How should I threaten. 
Author: Thomas Cromwell
Nationality: English
b. December 1485  - d.  December 1540
  
 Oh, justice is what you're threatened with. 
Author: Thomas Cromwell
Nationality: English
b. December 1485  - d.  December 1540
  
 I amongist other have indured a Parlyament which contenewid by the space of xvij hole wekes, wher we communyd of warre, pease, stryffe, contencyon, debatt, murmure, grudge, riches, poverte, penwrye, trowth, falshode, justyce, equyte, discayte, oppressyon, magnanymyte, actyvyte, force, attempraunce, treason, murder, felonye, consyle[ation], and also how a commune welth myght be edeffyed and contenewed within our realme. Howbeyt in conclusion we have done as our predecessors have bene wont to doo, that ys to say as well as we myght, and lefte wher we began. 
Author: Thomas Cromwell
Nationality: English
b. December 1485  - d.  December 1540
  
 Where by divers sundry old authentic histories and chronicles, it is manifestly declared and expressed that this realm of England is an Empire, and so hath been accepted in the world, governed by one Supreme Head and King having the dignity and royal estate of the imperial Crown of the same, unto whom a body politic compact of all sorts and degrees of people divided in terms and by names of Spirituality and Temporalty, be bounden and owe to bear next to God a natural and humble obedience. 
Author: Thomas Cromwell
Nationality: English
b. December 1485  - d.  December 1540
  
 Many lamented but more rejoiced, and specially such as either had been religious men, or favoured religious persons; for they banqueted and triumphed together that night, many wishing that that day had been seven year before; and some fearing lest he should escape, although he were imprisoned, could not be merry. Others who knew nothing but truth by him both lamented him and heartily prayed for him. But this is true that of certain of the clergy he was detestably hated, & specially of such as had borne swynge, and by his means was put from it; for in dead he was a man that in all his doings seemed not to favour any kind of Popery, nor could not abide the snoffyng pride of some prelates, which undoubtedly, whatsoever else was the cause of his death, did shorten his life and procured the end that he was brought unto. 
Author: Thomas Cromwell
Nationality: English
b. December 1485  - d.  December 1540
  
 Nothing is irreparable in politics. 
Author: Jean Anouilh
Nationality: French
b. 23 June 1910  - d. 3 October 1987
  
 Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society. 
Author: Edward Lawrence Doctorow
Nationality: French
b. December 1931
  
 I am not a political figure, nor do I want to be one; but I come with my heart. 
Author: Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Nationality: English
b. 1 July 1961  - d. 31 August 1997
  
 Sixties movements were grounded in a democratic vision: a belief that all people should be included as full members of society, that individuals become empowered through meaningful social participation, and that politics ought to be grounded on respect and compassion for the individual. 
Author: Edward P. Morgan
Nationality: American
b. 23 June 1910  - d. 27 January 1933
  
 People are pretty much alike. It's only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities. 
Author: Linda Ellerbee
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1944
  
 If you can talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered. 
Author: Stanley Kubrick
Nationality: American
b. 26 July 1928  - d. 07 March 1999
  
 The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes. 
Author: Stanley Kubrick
Nationality: American
b. 26 July 1928  - d. 07 March 1999
  
 Like its politicians and its war, society has the teenagers it deserves. 
Author: Joseph Priestley
Nationality: British
b. 26 March 1733  - d. 8 February 1804
  
 All politics are based on the indifference of the majority. 
Author: James Barrett Reston
Nationality: American
b. 3 November 1909  - d. 6 December 1995
  
 Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them. 
Author: Paul Valéry
Nationality: French
b. 30 October 1871  - d. 20 July 1945
  
 And internalization is used in this country as a very effective political tool. 
Author: Kathy Acker
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1947  - d. 30 November 1997
  
 Burroughs was a very political writer. 
Author: Kathy Acker
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1947  - d. 30 November 1997
  
 Sometimes democracy must be bathed in blood. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 I'm not a dictator. It's just that I have a grumpy face.  
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 First rule of politics: you can't win unless you're on the ballot. Second rule: If you run, you may lose. And, if you tie, you do not win. 
Author: Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1932
  
 In politics, every day is filled with numerous opportunities for serious error. Enjoy it. 
Author: Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1932
  
 Politics is human beings; it's addition rather than subtraction. 
Author: Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1932
  
 Everything I did, all my actions, all of the problems I had I dedicate to God and to Chile, because I kept Chile from becoming Communist. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 Churchill was the canny political animal, very devious, bursting with energy and determination, learning as hard as he could. 
Author: Lord Louis Mountbatten
Nationality: British
b. 25 June 1900  - d. 27 August 1979
  
 Writers and politicians are natural rivals. Both groups try to make the world in their own images; they fight for the same territory. 
Author: Sir Salman Rushdie
Nationality: English
b. 19 June 1947
  
 In the end, that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope? 
Author: President Barack Hussein Obama
Nationality: American
b. 4 August 1961
  
 Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical. 
Author: Margaret Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 23 May 1810  - d. 19 June 1850
  
 If they wish to alleviate the sufferings of the exploited classes, let them live up to their pretensions, let them abandon the academy and go out there and work politically and economically and in a humanitarian spirit. 
Author: Harold Bloom
Nationality: American
b. 11 July 1930
  
 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. 
Author: Rosalynn Smith Carter
Nationality: American
b. 18 August 1927
  
 Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place. 
Author: Rosalynn Smith Carter
Nationality: American
b. 18 August 1927
  
 Don't worry about polls, but if you do, don't admit it. 
Author: Rosalynn Smith Carter
Nationality: American
b. 18 August 1927
  
 There is nothing more important than a good, safe, secure home. 
Author: Rosalynn Smith Carter
Nationality: American
b. 18 August 1927
  
 If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk 
Author: Rosalynn Smith Carter
Nationality: American
b. 18 August 1927
  
 Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills? 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow 
Author: Anais Nin
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1903  - d. 14 January 1977
  
 A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient. 
Author: Alexander the Great
Nationality: Macedonian
b. December 356  - d.  December 323
  
 How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens. 
Author: Alexander the Great
Nationality: Macedonian
b. December 356  - d.  December 323
  
 I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians. 
Author: Alexander the Great
Nationality: Macedonian
b. December 356  - d.  December 323
  
 I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. 
Author: Alexander the Great
Nationality: Macedonian
b. December 356  - d.  December 323
  
 I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. 
Author: Alexander the Great
Nationality: Macedonian
b. December 356  - d.  December 323
  
 There is nothing impossible to him who will try. 
Author: Alexander the Great
Nationality: Macedonian
b. December 356  - d.  December 323
  
 I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion. 
Author: Alexander the Great
Nationality: Macedonian
b. December 356  - d.  December 323
  
 In faith and hope the world will disagree, But all mankind's concern is charity. 
Author: Alexander the Great
Nationality: Macedonian
b. December 356  - d.  December 323
  
 Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all. 
Author: Alexander the Great
Nationality: Macedonian
b. December 356  - d.  December 323
  
 In (Lenin's Theses on the National and Colonial Questions) there were political terms that were difficult to understand. But by reading them again and again finally I was able to grasp the essential part. What emotion, enthusiasm, enlightenment and confidence they communicated to me! I wept for joy. Sitting by myself in my room, I would shout as if I were addressing large crowds: "Dear martyr compatriots! This is what we need, this is our path to liberation!" Since then - the 1920s - I had entire confidence in Lenin, in the Third International! 
Author: Ho Chi Minh
Nationality: Vietnamese
b. 19 May 1892  - d. 2 September 1969
  
 Politics in a literary work, is like a gun shot in the middle of a concert, something vulgar, and however, something which is impossible to ignore 
Author: Marie Stendhal
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1783  - d. 23 March 1842
  
 No man with a genius for legislation has appeared in America. They are rare in the history of the world. There are orators, politicians, and eloquent men, by the thousand; but the speaker has not yet opened his mouth to speak who is capable of settling the much-vexed questions of the day. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 We are a nation of politicians, concerned about the outmost defences only of freedom. It is our children's children who may perchance be really free. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 What is called politics is comparatively something so superficial and inhuman, that, practically, I have never fairly recognized that it concerns me at all. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Politics is, as it were, the gizzard of society, full of grit and gravel, and the two political parties are its two opposite halves. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Idealist as he was, standing for abolition of slavery, abolition of tariffs, almost for abolition of government, it is needless to say he found himself not only unrepresented in actual politics, but almost equally opposed to every class of reformers. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 A Christian perspective on contemporary policy debates may not prevail. It must nonetheless be argued. And once heard, it must be weighed, together with other arguments from different philosophical traditions, in a fully contestable secular polity. A Christian perspective, informed by a social gospel or Christian socialist tradition, should not be rejected contemptuously by secular politicians as if these views are an unwelcome intrusion into the political sphere. If the churches are barred from participating in the great debates about the values that ultimately underpin our society, our economy and our polity, then we have reached a very strange place indeed. 
Author: Kevin Rudd
Nationality: Australian
b. 21 September 1957
  
 The bedfellows politics made are never strange. It only seems that way to those who have not watched the courtship. 
Author: Marcel Archard
Nationality: Australian   
 Advertising men and politicians are dangerous if they are separated. Together they are diabolical. 
Author: Phillip Adams
Nationality: Australian
b. 12 July 1939
  
 Politics, as a practice, whatever its profession, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds. 
Author: Brooks Adams
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1848  - d. 13 February 1927
  
 Putting measures like gay marriage on ballots for elections only hurts the gay rights cause and elects more conservative politicians. 
Author: Roseanne Barr
Nationality: American
b. 3 November 1952
  
 And I have never once - and I say I have gay and lesbian people in my family - never once in my life have I ever once heard a gay or lesbian person who's politically active say one thing about anything that was not about them. They don't care about minimum wage, they don't care about any other group other than their own self because you know, some people say being gay and lesbian is a totally narcissistic thing and sometimes I wonder. I've never heard any of them say anything except for 'accept me 'cause I'm gay.' It's just, it's screwed up. 
Author: Roseanne Barr
Nationality: American
b. 3 November 1952
  
 The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms. 
Author: Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Nationality: Swiss
b. 27 September 1821  - d. 11 May 1881
  
 Above all else, we need a reaffirmation of political commitment at the highest levels to reducing the dangers that arise both from existing nuclear weapons and from further proliferation. 
Author: Kofi Annan
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 8 April 1938
  
 We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will. 
Author: Kofi Annan
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 8 April 1938
  
 We cannot wait for governments to do it all. Globalization operates on Internet time. Governments tend to be slow moving by nature, because they have to build political support for every step. 
Author: Kofi Annan
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 8 April 1938
  
 Some of our best journalists take themselves even more seriously than the politicians they write about. 
Author: R. W. Apple, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1934  - d. 4 October 2006
  
 All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies. 
Author: Dr. John Arbuthnot
Nationality: British
b. 29 April 1667  - d. 27 February 1735
  
 Our tradition of political thought had its definite beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle. I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 The West as a whole in the early 1990s become obsessed with a 'peace dividend' that would be spent over and over again on any number of soft-hearted and sometimes soft-headed causes. Politicians forget that the only real peace dividend is peace. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 It is always important in matters of high politics to know what you do not know. Those who think that they know, but are mistaken, and act upon their mistakes, are the most dangerous people to have in charge. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 Major international interventions are doomed unless the US is directly or indirectly involved. But if American politicians, officials and servicemen are to be put at risk of arrest and prosecution, the United States will be most reluctant to act in order to curb aggression or prevent genocide. So the effect of the court may well be to diminish, not increase, the numbers of - in the words of the UN Secretary General - 'innocents of distant wars and conflicts'. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 Whether it is in the United States or in mainland Europe, written constitutions have one great weakness. That is that they contain the potential to have judges take decisions which should properly be made by Democratically elected politicians. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 I do believe that political arrangements which are based upon violence, intimidation and theft will eventually break down - and will deserve to do so. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 The European single currency is bound to fail, economically, politically and indeed socially, though the timing, occasion and full consequences are all necessarily still unclear. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 To be free is better than to be unfree - always. Any politician who suggests the opposite should be treated as suspect. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 It's apparent that there's something more than political beliefs propelling people such as Kerry to make outbursts, DNC Chairman Howard Dean to scream and the DailyKos to conduct an online jihad against Joe Lieberman. Diagnosis: Anger. But anger is not a political ideology and it's not enough to win American elections." 
Author: Jed Babbin
Nationality: American   
 In November 2001, Rumsfeld asked Shinseki what it would take to defeat Iraq. Shinseki assured him it would take a huge number of troops - a number, in fact, that actually exceeded the active-duty strength of the entire Army. Any general officer - especially one as political as Shinseki - would have corrected the question before answering it, because the very premise of an extended "occupation" is antithetical to President Bush's policy of liberation. It also plays right into the hands of opponents in Europe and the Middle East who claim that our real objective is only to occupy Iraq and seize its oil. 
Author: Jed Babbin
Nationality: American   
 Should hostilities once break out between Japan and the United States, it is not enough that we take Guam and the Philippines, nor even Hawaii and San Francisco. We would have to march into Washington and sign the treaty in the White House. I wonder if our politicians who speak so lightly of a Japanese-American war, have confidence as to the outcome and are prepared to make the necessary sacrifices 
Author: Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto
Nationality: Japanese
b. 4 April 1884  - d. 18 April 1943
  
 Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong. 
Author: Richard Armour
Nationality: American
b. December 1906  - d.  December 1989
  
 I regret and suffer those losses, but it's God's will. He will pardon me if I committed excesses, but I don't think I did. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 It is the peculiarity of privilege and of every privileged position to kill the intellect and heart of man. The privileged man, whether he be privileged politically or economically, is a man depraved in intellect and heart. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 As far as learning was concerned, Marx was, and still is, incomparably more advanced than I. I knew nothing at that time of political economy, I had not yet rid myself of my metaphysical observations. He called me a sentimental idealist and he was right; I called him a vain man, perfidious and crafty, and I also was right. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 Politics has less to do with where you live than where your heart is. 
Author: Margaret Cho
Nationality: American
b. 05 December 1968
  
 What I think is highly inappropriate is what's going on across the Internet, a kind of political jihad against Dan Rather and CBS News that's quite outrageous. 
Author: Tom Brokaw
Nationality: American
b. 06 February 1940
  
 These tactics are based on an accurate estimation of human weakness and must lead to success, with almost mathematical certainty, unless the other side also learns how to fight poison gas with poison gas. The weaker natures must be told that here it is a case of to be or not to be. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 As soon as by one's own propaganda even a glimpse of right on the other side is admitted, the cause for doubting one's own right is laid. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Germany will either be a world power or will not be at all. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Great liars are also great magicians. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Hate is more lasting than dislike. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator - by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 It is not truth that matters, but victory. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Sooner will a camel pass through a needle's eye than a great man be "discovered" by an election. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 The art of leadership consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 The doom of a nation can be averted only by a storm of flowing passion, but only those who are passionate themselves can arouse passion in others. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 The great mass of people will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Politics is when you say you are going to do one thing while intending to do another. Then you do neither what you said nor what you intended. 
Author: Saddam Hussein
Nationality: Iraqi
b. 28 April 1937  - d. 30 December 2006
  
 We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.  
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 What we have as a leader of the National Party is a political carcass with a coat and tie on. 
Author: Paul Keating
Nationality: Australian
b. 18 January 1944
  
 I come here not as a polished politician but as a woman who has had her fair share of life's knocks. 
Author: Pauline Lee Hanson
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 August 1954
  
 If politicians continue to promote separatism in Australia, they should not continue to hold their seats in this parliament. They are not truly representing all Australians, and I call on the people to throw them out. 
Author: Pauline Lee Hanson
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 August 1954
  
 We now have a situation where a type of reverse racism is applied to mainstream Australians by those who promote political correctness. 
Author: Pauline Lee Hanson
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 August 1954
  
 In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 I think Ralph Nader is the biggest liar in American politics when he said it didn't matter who was president. 
Author: James Carville
Nationality: American
b. 25 October 1944
  
 Al Gore seems to have found a great political ploy: Picking up whatever issue he is most vulnerable on and championing the cause. Perhaps he will start to champion perjury statutes and obstruction of justice. 
Author: Barbara Olson
Nationality: American
b. 27 December 1955  - d. 11 September 2001
  
 In the mind of Bill Clinton, political considerations outweigh even life-and-death matters of great concern to his own law-enforcement officials, not to mention the nation. 
Author: Barbara Olson
Nationality: American
b. 27 December 1955  - d. 11 September 2001
  
 I did not deal well with the politicians. I tend to tell people that when they are full of crap, that they are full of crap. 
Author: Robert Crandall
Nationality: American
b. 6 December 1935
  
 The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. 
Author: Tench Coxe
Nationality: American
b. 22 May 1755  - d. 17 July 1824
  
 The power of the sword, say the minority is in the hands of Congress. 
Author: Tench Coxe
Nationality: American
b. 22 May 1755  - d. 17 July 1824
  
 Office politics are bloody-minded, but weak on content. 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 Men are not allowed to think freely about chemistry and biology: why should they be allowed to think freely about political philosophy? 
Author: Auguste Comte
Nationality: French
b. 17 January 1798  - d. 5 September 1857
  
 I lost interest in firearms because we had a dog that was scared to death of the sound of a rifle shot. 
Author: James Todd Spader
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1960
  
 The barometer of where one is on human rights questions is no longer the black community, it's the gay community. Because it is the community which is most easily mistreated. 
Author: Bayard Rustin
Nationality: American
b. 17 March 1912  - d. 24 August 1987
  
 To be afraid is to behave as if the truth were not true. 
Author: Bayard Rustin
Nationality: American
b. 17 March 1912  - d. 24 August 1987
  
 When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him. 
Author: Bayard Rustin
Nationality: American
b. 17 March 1912  - d. 24 August 1987
  
 It has taken us centuries of thought and mockery to shake the medieval system. With this in view I have taken as impulses, instincts, or needs certain driving forces in the human species as we know it at present, and argued for such social and economic changes as will give them new, free, and varied expression. To take even this first step towards a happy society is a herculean task. After it has been accomplished, generations to come will see what the creature - us, will do next. We, none of us know; and we should be thoroughly on our guard against all those who pretend that they do. 
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 If you call your opponent a politician, it's grounds for libel. 
Author: Mark Russell
Nationality: American
b. 23 August 1932
  
 People are not in a good mood when any politician's face appears on television. 
Author: Mark Russell
Nationality: American
b. 23 August 1932
  
 You know that a given in life in human nature, is that at a sporting event, a baseball game, a football game, you never introduce a politician, is because he'll be booed. I don't care if he's the most beloved person in the world, its part of the game. 
Author: Mark Russell
Nationality: American
b. 23 August 1932
  
 Only very intelligent people don't wish they were in politics, and I'm dumb enough to want to be in there. 
Author: Orson Welles
Nationality: American
b. 6 May 1915  - d. 10 October 1985
  
 Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate. 
Author: Orson Welles
Nationality: American
b. 6 May 1915  - d. 10 October 1985
  
 Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Nationality: British
b. 30 August 1797  - d. 1 February 1851
  
 The friend of the present order of things condemns all political speculations in the gross. 
Author: Thomas Malthus
Nationality: English
b. 13 February 1766  - d. 29 December 1834
  
 Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians. 
Author: David Brinkley
Nationality: American
b. 10 July 1920  - d. 11 June 2003
  
 You will find in politics that you are much exposed to the attribution of false motive. Never complain and never explain. 
Author: Stanley Baldwin
Nationality: British
b. 3 August 1867  - d. 14 December 1947
  
 The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 There is a great deal of political pressure to only talk about abstinence, and to deny support for condoms and education on using them. This policy will lead to the unnecessary deaths of many people. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 Wonder, connected with a principle of rational curiosity, is the source of all knowledge and discover, and it is a principle even of piety; but wonder which ends in wonder, and is satisfied with wonder, is the quality of an idiot. 
Author: Bishop Samuel Horsley
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1733  - d. 4 October 1806
  
 Despotism is the only form of government which may with safety to itself, neglect the education of its infant poor. 
Author: Bishop Samuel Horsley
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1733  - d. 4 October 1806
  
 A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it. 
Author: Oscar Levant
Nationality: American
b. 27 December 1906  - d. 14 August 1972
  
 True Americanism is opposed utterly to any political divisions resting on race and religion. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 We would not have our politics distracted and embittered by the dissensions of other lands. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 Roosevelt had a debonair attitude of pulling tricks out of a bag. 
Author: Felix Morley
Nationality: American
b. December 1894  - d.  December 1982
  
 Politics is my hobby. Smut is my vocation. 
Author: Larry Flynt
Nationality: American
b. 1 November 1942
  
 I'm not a guy who takes films for strong political messages. 
Author: Ewan Gordon McGregor
Nationality: Scottish
b. 31 March 1971
  
 I don't view myself as a political leftie. I view myself as a storyteller who is fair to both sides. 
Author: Tim Robbins
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1958
  
 There are dumb actors. But there are dumb politicians and dumb bakers. 
Author: Tim Robbins
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1958
  
 You had to know how to fight or you had to know how to avoid a fight. I didn't enjoy fighting, so I learned how to avoid them. 
Author: Tim Robbins
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1958
  
 Toy Soldiers was my introduction to film. I certainly didn't think I was doing art by any stretch of the imagination. 
Author: Tim Robbins
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1958
  
 In the case of Condoleezza Rice, Bush changes her I think. She doesn't put forward the same ideas as she did before she got involved in Bush politics. 
Author: Peter Singer
Nationality: Australian   
 But if a politician were to say, well, I'm just concerned with America's national interest, then there would be a different kind of argument. 
Author: Peter Singer
Nationality: Australian   
 Bush doesn't present himself as a realpolitik politician. 
Author: Peter Singer
Nationality: Australian   
 So the compromise itself is within ethics rather than between competing ethics, and I think that's true in geo-political concerns. 
Author: Peter Singer
Nationality: Australian   
 It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as body, and it addeth no small reverence to men's manners and actions if they be not altogether open. Therefore set it down: That a habit of secrecy is both politic and moral. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 There is only one social system that reflects the sovereignty of the individual: the free-market, or capitalist, system. 
Author: William Edward Simon
Nationality: American
b. 27 November 1927  - d. 3 June 2000
  
 Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote. 
Author: William Edward Simon
Nationality: American
b. 27 November 1927  - d. 3 June 2000
  
 I continue to believe that the American people have a love-hate relationship with inflation. They hate inflation but love everything that causes it. 
Author: William Edward Simon
Nationality: American
b. 27 November 1927  - d. 3 June 2000
  
 Infinitely more important than sharing one's material wealth is sharing the wealth of ourselves - our time and energy, our passion and commitment, and, above all, our love. 
Author: William Edward Simon
Nationality: American
b. 27 November 1927  - d. 3 June 2000
  
 Productivity and the growth of productivity must be the first economic consideration at all times, not the last. That is the source of technological innovation, jobs, and wealth. 
Author: William Edward Simon
Nationality: American
b. 27 November 1927  - d. 3 June 2000
  
 The American citizen must be made aware that today a relatively small group of people is proclaiming its purposes to be the will of the People. That elitist approach to government must be repudiated. 
Author: William Edward Simon
Nationality: American
b. 27 November 1927  - d. 3 June 2000
  
 Writing checks for charities is necessary and important. But it can't compare with corporal works of mercy, which are infinitely greater. 
Author: William Edward Simon
Nationality: American
b. 27 November 1927  - d. 3 June 2000
  
 Certainly we disagree with the Communist Party, as we disagree with other political parties who are trying to maintain the American way of life. 
Author: Dorothy Day
Nationality: American
b. 8 November 1897  - d. 29 November 1980
  
 In order to master the unruly torrent of life the learned man meditates, the poet quivers, and the political hero erects the fortress of his will. 
Author: Jose Ortega y Gasset
Nationality: Spanish
b. 9 May 1883  - d. 18 October 1955
  
 So we have always harped on the distinction between reality and illusion, and it really isn't a political issue. 
Author: Penn Fraser Jillette
Nationality: American
b. 5 March 1955
  
 I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism, and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation who went to war against fascism. 
Author: P. D. James
Nationality: English
b. 3 August 1920
  
 Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood! 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 War should be the politics of last resort. And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people understand and support. 
Author: Colin Powel
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1937
  
 All history has been a history of class struggles between dominated classes at various stages of social development. 
Author: Friedrich Engels
Nationality: German
b. 28 December 1820  - d. 5 August 1895
  
 Everything must justify its existence before the judgment seat of Reason, or give up existence. 
Author: Friedrich Engels
Nationality: German
b. 28 December 1820  - d. 5 August 1895
  
 From the first day to this, sheer greed was the driving spirit of civilization. 
Author: Friedrich Engels
Nationality: German
b. 28 December 1820  - d. 5 August 1895
  
 Look at the Paris Commune. That was the Dictatorship of the Proletariat. 
Author: Friedrich Engels
Nationality: German
b. 28 December 1820  - d. 5 August 1895
  
 Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal. 
Author: Friedrich Engels
Nationality: German
b. 28 December 1820  - d. 5 August 1895
  
 The proletariat uses the State not in the interests of freedom but in order to hold down its adversaries, and as soon as it becomes possible to speak of freedom the State as such ceases to exist 
Author: Friedrich Engels
Nationality: German
b. 28 December 1820  - d. 5 August 1895
  
 The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society. 
Author: Karl Marx
Nationality: German
b. 5 May 1818  - d. 14 March 1883
  
 Every new baby is a blind desperate vote for survival: people who find themselves unable to register an effective political protest against extermination do so by a biological act 
Author: Lewis Mumford
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1895  - d. 26 January 1990
  
 I've never written a political song. Songs can't save the world. I've gone through all that. 
Author: Bob Dylan
Nationality: American
b. 24 May 1941
  
 Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad. 
Author: Henry Kissinger
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1923
  
 People nowadays have such high hopes of America and the political conditions obtaining there that one might say the desires, at least the secret desires, of all enlightened Europeans are deflected to the west, like our magnetic needles. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 Even in political considerations, now-a-days, you have stronger motives to feel interested in the fate of Europe than in the fate of the Central or Southern parts of America. 
Author: Lajos Kossuth
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 19 September 1802  - d. 20 March 1894
  
 Men like me, who merely wish to establish political freedom, will in such circumstances lose all their influence, and others will get influence who may become dangerous to all established interests whatsoever. 
Author: Lajos Kossuth
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 19 September 1802  - d. 20 March 1894
  
 Now since France has three times in sixty years failed to obtain practical results from Political revolutions, all Europe is apt to press forward into new Social doctrine to regulate the future. 
Author: Lajos Kossuth
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 19 September 1802  - d. 20 March 1894
  
 Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin. 
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 April 1870  - d. 21 January 1924
  
 To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics. 
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 April 1870  - d. 21 January 1924
  
 There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel 
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 April 1870  - d. 21 January 1924
  
 If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell.  
Author: Thomas Merton
Nationality: American
b. 31 January 1915  - d. 10 December 1968
  
 I often lived the life of a fugitive, except that it was the more desperate life of a battered woman who had run away for the last time, whatever the outcome. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Sitting with Ricki, talking with Ricki, I made a vow to her: that I would use everything I knew, including from prostitution, to make the women's movement stronger and better; that I'd give my life to the movement and for the movement. I promised to be honor-bound to the well-being of women, to do anything necessary for that well-being. I promised to live and to die if need be for women. I made that vow some thirty years ago, and I have not betrayed it yet. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 The doctor who knows me best says that osteoarthritis begins long before it cripples - in my case, possibly from homelessness, or sexual abuse, or beatings on my legs, or my weight. John, my partner, blames Scapegoat, a study of Jewish identity and women's liberation that took me nine years to write. It is, he says, the book that stole my health. I blame the drug-rape that I experienced in 1999 in Paris. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 The only politics in this country that's relevant to black people today is the politics of revolution - none other.  
Author: H. Rap Brown
Nationality: American
b. 4 October 1943
  
 Yes, politics IS war without bloodshed; and war is an extension of those politics. 
Author: H. Rap Brown
Nationality: American
b. 4 October 1943
  
 The association promotes a way of life, not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths; a bilateral loyalty, not commercial or social projects. Yet it is an association for as noble a purpose as any involved in any prior decisions. 
Author: William O. Douglas
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1898  - d. 19 January 1980
  
 The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials, and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections. 
Author: Robert H. Jackson
Nationality: American
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1954
  
 If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein. If there are any circumstances which permit an exception, they do not now occur to us. 
Author: Robert H. Jackson
Nationality: American
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1954
  
 The day that this country ceases to be free for irreligion it will cease to be free for religion - except for the sect that can win political power. 
Author: Robert H. Jackson
Nationality: American
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1954
  
 Among the existing religions of the world Islam is the only one which can answer the demand of Western life, but owing to political reasons a prejudice against Islam has existed in the West for a long time. Also, the Christian missionaries, knowing that Islam is the only religion which can succeed their faith, have done everything within their power to prejudice the minds of Western people against it. Therefore there is little chance of Islam being accepted in the West. However, those seekers after religious ideals have more or less regard for the religions of the East and those who seek after truth show a desire to investigate Eastern thought 
Author: Inayat Khan
Nationality: Indian
b. 5 July 1882  - d. 5 February 1927
  
 The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt. 
Author: Konrad Adenauer
Nationality: German
b. 5 January 1876  - d. 19 April 1967
  
 In politics, there is no use looking beyond the next fortnight. 
Author: Joseph Chamberlain
Nationality: English
b. 8 July 1836  - d. 2 July 1914
  
 Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you. 
Author: Pericles
Nationality: Athenian
b. December 495  - d.  December 429
  
 At the same time, freedom of trade regardless of political control is diminishing the comparative value of extension of territory. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 The popular tendency is to listen approvingly to the most extreme statements and claims of politicians and orators who seek popularity by declaring their own country right in everything and other countries wrong in everything. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 The United States are a political state, or organized society, whose end is government, for the security, welfare, and happiness of all who live under its protection 
Author: William Henry Seward
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1801  - d. 10 October 1872
  
 There is no logical explanation for the political disenfranchisement of women. Any hesitation and negative mentality on this subject is nothing more than a fading social phenomenon of the past. ......Women must have the right to vote and to be elected; because democracy dictates that, because there are interests that women must defend, and because there are social duties that women must perform. 
Author: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Nationality: Turkish
b. December 1881  - d. 10 November 1938
  
 War has rules, mud wrestling has rules - politics has no rules. 
Author: Ross Perot
Nationality: American
b. 27 June 1930
  
 Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong. 
Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Nationality: French
b. 21 June 1905  - d. 15 April 1980
  
 Truth is absolute, truth is supreme, truth is never disposable in national political life. 
Author: John Howard
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 July 1939
  
 We want to assert the very principle that truth is absolute, truth is supreme, truth is never disposable in national political life. 
Author: John Howard
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 July 1939
  
 England is nothing but the last ward of the European madhouse, and quite possibly it will prove to be the ward for particularly violent cases. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels with a chain - at least in a poor country like Russia - and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires. In America it takes an automobile to produce this effect. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 From being a patriotic myth, the Russian people have become an awful reality. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 If we had had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 In inner-party politics, these methods lead, as we shall yet see, to this: the party organization substitutes itself for the party, the central committee substitutes itself for the organization, and, finally, a "dictator" substitutes himself for the central committee. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 Insurrection is an art, and like all arts has its own laws. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 Life is not an easy matter. You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 Revolutions are always verbose. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces - in nature, in society, in man himself. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 There is a limit to the application of democratic methods. You can inquire of all the passengers as to what type of car they like to ride in, but it is impossible to question them as to whether to apply the brakes when the train is at full speed and accident threatens. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 What family you were born into matters so much more than it did before in a perverse way. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 People used to complain that selling a president was like selling a bar of soap. But when you buy soap, at least you get the soap. In this campaign you just get two guys telling you they really value cleanliness. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 To explain the unknown by the known is a logical procedure; to explain the known by the unknown is a form of theological lunacy. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 This death cult has no reason and is beyond negotiation. This is what makes it so frightening. This is what causes so many to engage in a sort of mental diversion. They don't want to confront this horror. So they rush off in search of more comprehensible things to hate.  
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 People want reality that tells them how right they are all the time. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 The rich don't exploit the poor. They just out-compete them. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 When you cover politics, you realize that knowing how to talk about character matters more and more. The way we hold ideas is more important than the ideas. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 The politician being interviewed clearly takes a great deal of trouble to imagine an ending to his sentence: and if he stopped short? His entire policy would be jeopardized! 
Author: Roland Barthes
Nationality: French
b. 12 November 1915  - d. 25 March 1980
  
 The only kind of work which permits an able woman to realize her abilities fully, to achieve identity in society in a life plan that can encompass marriage and motherhood, is the kind that was forbidden by the feminine mystique, the lifelong commitment to an art or science, to politics or profession. If divorce has increased by one thousand percent, don't blame the women's movement. Blame the obsolete sex roles on which our marriages were based. 
Author: Betty Friedan
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1921  - d. 4 February 2006
  
 The view from my apartment, was the World Trade Center, and now it's gone, and they attacked it. This symbol of American ingenuity, and strength, and labor, and imagination and commerce, and it is gone. But you know what the view is now? The Statue of Liberty. The view from the South of Manhattan is now the Statue of Liberty. You can't beat that. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 The seven marvels that best represent man's achievements over the last 2,000 years will be determined by Internet vote - so look for Howard Stern's Private Parts to come in No. 1. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 President Bush remained undeterred by the massive display of American opposition, even though much of it came from the hundreds of thousands of voters who supported him by voting for Nader.  
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 If you watch the news and don't like it, then this is your counter program to the news. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 I've always liked Atlanta. And not just for the strip clubs, but the shopping and the food. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 I'm too short to host a late-night talk show. It's like the bar at an amusement-park ride. You have to be six foot two or over. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 Insomnia is my greatest inspiration. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 Many of our soldiers are stationed at Camp Coyote just south of the Iraqi border. This is how you know we have a strong army, when you can actually tell your enemy exactly where your camp is and what its name is. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 More than 150 heads of state attended the UN Summit, giving New Yorkers a chance to get in touch with prejudices they didn't even know they had. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 McVeigh's lawyer got him the death penalty, which, quite frankly, I could have done. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 Ahh, Earth Day, the only day of the year where being able to hacky-sack will get you laid. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 Here's the point - you're looking at affirmative action, and you're looking at marijuana. You legalize marijuana, no need for quotas, because really, who's gonna wanna work?  
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 The Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin has a legal right to ride in a golf cart between shots at PGA Tour events. Man, the next thing you know, they're going to have some guy carry his clubs around for him. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 I can be in 20 movies. But I'll never be an actor. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 I heard Dennis Kucinich say in a debate, 'When I'm president... and I just wanted to stop him and say, 'Dude.' 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 I was born with an adult head and a tiny body. Like a 'Peanuts' character. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 I'm not just a boy toy. I have feelings and dreams like anybody else. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 You just have to keep trying to do good work, and hope that it leads to more good work. I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything. Yes, I want to look back and know that I was terrible at a variety of things. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 Yesterday, the president met with a group he calls the coalition of the willing. Or, as the rest of the world calls them, Britain and Spain. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 There are a hell of a lot of jobs that are scarier than live comedy. Like standing in the operating room when a guy's heart stops, and you're the one who has to fix it! 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 We have it. The smoking gun. The evidence. The potential weapon of mass destruction we have been looking for as our pretext of invading Iraq. There's just one problem - it's in North Korea. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 There is no such thing as an impartial jury because there are no impartial people. There are people that argue on the web for hours about who their favorite character on "Friends" is. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 Were we to choose our leaders on the basis of their reading experience and not their political programs, there would be much less grief on earth. I believe - not empirically, alas, but only theoretically - that for someone who has read a lot of Dickens to shoot his like in the name of an idea is harder than for someone who has read no Dickens. 
Author: Joseph Brodsky
Nationality: American
b. 24 May 1940  - d. 28 January 1996
  
 I'm not a politician and don't want any part of politics. 
Author: Calvin Klein
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1942
  
 People's sex habits are as well known in Hollywood as their political opinions, and much less criticized. 
Author: Ben Hecht
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1894  - d. 18 April 1964
  
 Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, and county commissioners. 
Author: Edward Abbey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1927  - d. 14 March 1989
  
 I think it's time to get a reapportionment process that frankly takes out the incumbency protection and the raw politics of the process. 
Author: Carol Elizabeth Moseley-Braun
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1947
  
 The fact is that the diversity in this political class serves the same interest as diversity in any arena, which is it stirs the competitive pot. 
Author: Carol Elizabeth Moseley-Braun
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1947
  
 Sex is more explicit everywhere...except in real life.  
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity, quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace. 
Author: Benito Mussolini
Nationality: Italian
b. 29 July 1883  - d. 28 April 1945
  
 Most politicians - those people who live, eat and breathe politics - like to sit around and talk about politics and tell political war stories. Reagan didn't do that. His war stories were movie war stories and Hollywood war stories. He loved that. 
Author: Lyn Nofziger
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1924  - d. 27 March 2006
  
 Several things about Reagan are unusual in a public man. He was not a typical politician at all, but a private man in public life. 
Author: Lyn Nofziger
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1924  - d. 27 March 2006
  
 There seem to me to be very few facts, at least ascertainable facts, in politics. 
Author: Robert Peel
Nationality: English
b. 5 February 1788  - d. 2 July 1850
  
 I have suffered my self to be politically sacrificed to save my country from ruin and disgrace and if I am never a gain elected I will have the gratification to know that I have done my duty. 
Author: Davy Crockett
Nationality: American
b. 17 August 1786  - d. 6 March 1836
  
 I would rather be beaten and be a man than to be elected and be a little puppy dog. 
Author: Davy Crockett
Nationality: American
b. 17 August 1786  - d. 6 March 1836
  
 I would rather be politically dead than hypocritically immortalized.  
Author: Davy Crockett
Nationality: American
b. 17 August 1786  - d. 6 March 1836
  
 The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning. 
Author: Adlai Stevenson II
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1900  - d. 14 July 1965
  
 As compared with the college politician, the real article seems like an amateur. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 My dream of politics all my life has been that it is the common business, that it is something we owe to each other to understand and discuss with absolute frankness. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 Prosperity is necessarily the first theme of a political campaign. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 The method of political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 We are even more conscious of the economic improvement in Canada, and of the political, social and spiritual background that has made this possible. 
Author: Charles E. Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1890  - d. 26 September 1961
  
 I was a Republican until they lost their minds, "The word 'conservative' means 'discriminatory,' practically. It's a form of political discrimination. What do the Republicans run on? Against gay marriage and for a war that makes no sense. A war that was based on faulty intelligence. That's all they ever talk about. That and immigration. Another discriminatory argument for political gain. 
Author: Charles Barkley
Nationality: American
b. 20 February 1963
  
 Liberty is the proper end and object of Literatureity, and cannot subsist without it; and it is liberty to that which is good, just, and honest.  
Author: John Winthrop
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1588  - d. 26 March 1649
  
 The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it describes God as a mass murderer. This may be the single most important key to the political behavior of Western Civilization. 
Author: Robert Anton Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1932
  
 A director is a choreographer, both politically and creatively. 
Author: William Shatner
Nationality: Canadian
b. 22 March 1931
  
 My impediment is no hindrance. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 A few hours ago, the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States of America voted 260 to 167 to completely gut the Constitution of its separation of powers and violate numerous other clauses because they thought it was important enough to keep 'under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance. I don't think people would've done that for our political heritage or anything else. They did it because they want God in their government because it stands for a religious view that they adhere to, and they want to see that religious view espoused by government, which is exactly what the Establishment Clause forbids. 
Author: Michael Newdow
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1953
  
 I was considering running for political office. 
Author: Michael Newdow
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1953
  
 Israel doesn't "give up" anything by abandoning religious expansionism in the West Bank and Gaza. It does itself a favor, because it confronts the internal clerical and chauvinist forces which want to instate a theocracy for Jews, and because it abandons a scheme which is doomed to fail in the worst possible way. The so-called "security" question operates in reverse, because as I may have said already, only a moral and political idiot would place Jews in a settlement in Gaza in the wild belief that this would make them more safe. Of course this hard-headed and self-interested solution of withdrawal would not satisfy the jihadists. But one isn't seeking to placate them. One is seeking to destroy and discredit them. At the present moment, they operate among an occupied and dispossessed and humiliated people, who are forced by Sharon's logic to live in a close yet ghettoised relationship to the Jewish centers of population. Try and design a more lethal and rotten solution than that, and see what you come up with. 
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Nationality: English American
b. 13 April 1949  - d. 15 November 2011
  
 Nothing could make me forget what the Reagan years had actually been like. 
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Nationality: English American
b. 13 April 1949  - d. 15 November 2011
  
 How dare he say, for example, that the Antichrist is already present amongst us, and is an adult male Jew, while all of the time fawning on the worst elements of Israel with his other hand pumping anti-semitic innuendos into American politics, along with his friend Robertson and Graham... And encouraging, encouraging, encouraging the most extreme theocratic fanatics and maniacs on the West Bank and in Gaza not to give an inch of what he thought of was holy land to a people that already lived there, undercutting and ruining every democrat and secularist in the Jewish state in the name of God. He has done an enormous disservice. 
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Nationality: English American
b. 13 April 1949  - d. 15 November 2011
  
 Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied. 
Author: Prince Otto von Bismarck
Nationality: German
b. 1 April 1815  - d. 30 July 1898
  
 Politics ruins the character. 
Author: Prince Otto von Bismarck
Nationality: German
b. 1 April 1815  - d. 30 July 1898
  
 Politics is not an exact science. 
Author: Prince Otto von Bismarck
Nationality: German
b. 1 April 1815  - d. 30 July 1898
  
 Politics is the art of the possible. 
Author: Prince Otto von Bismarck
Nationality: German
b. 1 April 1815  - d. 30 July 1898
  
 The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia. 
Author: Prince Otto von Bismarck
Nationality: German
b. 1 April 1815  - d. 30 July 1898
  
 I have always found the word "Europe" in the mouths of those politicians who wanted from other powers something they did not dare to demand in their own name. 
Author: Prince Otto von Bismarck
Nationality: German
b. 1 April 1815  - d. 30 July 1898
  
 It is possible that all our politics will come to nothing when I am dead but state socialism will drub itself in. 
Author: Prince Otto von Bismarck
Nationality: German
b. 1 April 1815  - d. 30 July 1898
  
 The history of the human race, viewed as a whole may be regarded as the realization of a hidden plan of nature to bring about a political constitution, internally, and for this purpose, also externally perfect, as the only state in which all the capacities implanted by her in mankind can be fully developed. 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 We be informed by our judges that we at no time stand so highly in our estate royal as in the time of Parliament, wherein we as head and you as members are conjoined and knit together into one body politic, so that whatsoever offence or injury during that time is offered to the meanest member of the House is to be judged as done against our person and the whole court of parliament. 
Author: King Henry VIII
Nationality: English
b. 29 June 1491  - d. 28 January 1547
  
 Politics is just show business for ugly people. 
Author: Jay Leno
Nationality: American
b. 28 April 1950
  
 The idea that Britain's broadcasting system - for all its drawbacks, one of the country's greatest institutions - was bound to be improved by being subjected to the conditions of a free market: there was no difficulty in recognising that notion as politically illiterate. But for some reason people did have difficulty in realising that it was economically illiterate too. 
Author: Clive James
Nationality: Australian
b. 7 October 1939
  
 When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes, the seeds of political manipulation are sown. 
Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Nationality: American
b. 10 September 1941  - d. 29 May 2002
  
 There is something that Governments care for far more than human life, and that is the security of property, and so it is through property that we shall strike the enemy. Be militant each in your own way. I incite this meeting to rebellion. 
Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
Nationality: British
b. December 1858  - d.  December 1928
  
 On the part of Somerset, the case which we gave notice should be decided, this day, the Court now proceeds to give its opinion. The state of slavery is of such a nature, that it is incapable of being introduced on any reasons, moral or political; but only positive law, which preserves its force long after the reasons, occasion, and time itself from whence it was created, is erased from memory: it's so odious, that nothing can be suffered to support it but positive law. Whatever inconveniences, therefore, may follow from a decision, I cannot say this case is allowed or approved by the law of England; and therefore the black must be discharged. 
Author: Lord William Murray Mansfield
Nationality: English
b. 2 March 1705  - d. 20 March 1793
  
 American capitalism is predatory, and American politics are corrupt: The same thing is true in England and the same in France; but in all these three countries the dominating fact is that whatever the people get ready to change the government, they can change it. The same thing is not true of Germany, and until it was made true in Germany, there could be no free political democracy anywhere else in the world - to say nothing of any free social democracy. My revolutionary friends who will not recognize this fact seem to me like a bunch of musicians sitting down to play a symphony concert in a forest where there is a man-eating tiger loose. For my part, much as I enjoy symphony concerts, I want to put my fiddle away in its case and get a rifle and go out and settle with the tiger. 
Author: Upton Sinclair
Nationality: American
b. 20 September 1878  - d. 25 November 1968
  
 I am a person who has never used violence himself. My present opinion is that people who have obtained the ballot should use it and solve their problems in that way. In the case of peoples who have not obtained the ballot, and who cannot control their states, I again find in my own mind a division of opinion, which is not logical, but purely a rough practical judgment. My own forefathers got their political freedom by violence; that is to say, they overthrew the British crown and made themselves a free Republic. Also by violence they put an end to the enslavement of the black race on this continent. 
Author: Upton Sinclair
Nationality: American
b. 20 September 1878  - d. 25 November 1968
  
 Journalism is one of the devices whereby industrial autocracy keeps its control over political democracy; it is the day-by-day, between-elections propaganda, whereby the minds of the people are kept in a state of acquiescence, so that when the crisis of an election comes, they go to the polls and cast their ballots for either one of the two candidates of their exploiters. 
Author: Upton Sinclair
Nationality: American
b. 20 September 1878  - d. 25 November 1968
  
 Politics ain't beanbag: 'tis a man's game, and women, children 'n' pro-hy-bitionists had best stay out of it. 
Author: Finley Peter Dunne
Nationality: American
b. 10 July 1867  - d. 24 April 1936
  
 He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Political necessities sometime turn out to be political mistakes. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car?  
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Politics is the art of controlling your environment. 
Author: Hunter Stockton Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1937  - d. 20 February 2005
  
 The trouble with Nixon is that he's a serious politics junkie. He's totally hooked and like any other junkie, he's a bummer to have around, especially as President. 
Author: Hunter Stockton Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1937  - d. 20 February 2005
  
 Crazy people who still think the government brought down the Twin Towers in a controlled explosion have to stop pretending that I'm the one who's being naïve. How big a lunatic do you have to be to watch two giant airliners packed with jet fuel slam into buildings on live TV, igniting a massive inferno that burned for two hours, and then think, 'well, if you believe that was the cause...' 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 A lot of good has come from drugs. I think 'Penny Lane' is worth 10 dead kids. Dark Side of the Moon is worth 100 dead kids. Because a lot of kids wouldn't even be born if it weren't for that album, so it evens out. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Clinton left the White House with all the class of an XFL halftime show. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Fame has sent a number of celebrities off the deep end, and in the case of Michael Jackson, to the kiddy pool. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Suicide is man's way of telling God, "You can't fire me - I quit. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 It's all been satirized for your protection. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Religion, to me, is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don't need. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Maybe every other American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book. Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is and every problem can be solved with violence. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 President Bush is supporting Arnold but a lot of Republicans are not, because he is actually quite liberal. Karl Rove said if his father wasn't a Nazi, he wouldn't have any credibility with conservatives at all. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Men are only as loyal as their options. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The country has become much more conservative, partly because it's been taken over by the religious right. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The Clinton White House today said they would start to give national security and intelligence briefings to George Bush. I don't know how well this is working out. Today after the first one Bush said, 'I've got one question: What color is the red phone?' 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The jury could get the case as early as next week, but the defense says they just want to introduce one last-minute load of crap. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 To me a real patriot is like a real friend. Who's your real friend? It's the person who tells you the truth. That's who my real friends are. So, you know, I think as far as our country goes, we need more people who will do that. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 What Democratic congressmen do to their women staffers, Republican congressmen do to the country. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 When you want to make it clear to the rest of the world that you are not an imperialist, the best countries to have with you are Britain and Spain. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 It was a new kind of class war - the people as citizens versus the politicians and their clients in the public sector. 
Author: Irving Kristol
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1920
  
 Our revolutionary message is that a self-disciplined people can create a political community in which an ordered liberty will promote both economic prosperity and political participation. 
Author: Irving Kristol
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1920
  
 The major political event of the twentieth century is the death of socialism. 
Author: Irving Kristol
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1920
  
 Today there is a new class hostile to business in general, and especially to large corporations. As a group, you find them mainly in the very large and growing public sector and in the media. They share a disinterest in personal wealth, a dislike for the free-market economy, and a conviction that society may best be improved through greater governmental participation in the country's economic life. They are the media. They are the educational system. Their dislike for the free-market economy originates in their inability to exercise much influence over it so as to produce change. In its place they would prefer a system in which there is a very large political component. This is because the new class has a great deal of influence in politics. Thus, through politics, they can exercise a direct and immediate influence on the shape of our society and the direction of national affairs. 
Author: Irving Kristol
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1920
  
 Life, faculties, production - in other words, individuality, liberty, property - this is man. And in spite of the cunning of artful political leaders, these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it. Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place 
Author: Frederic Bastiat
Nationality: French
b. 30 June 1801  - d. 24 December 1850
  
 It seems to me that this is theoretically right, for whatever the question under discussion - whether religious, philosophical, political, or economic; whether it concerns prosperity, morality, equality, right, justice, progress, responsibility, cooperation, property, labor, trade, capital, wages, taxes, population, finance, or government - at whatever point on the scientific horizon I begin my researches, I invariably reach this one conclusion: The solution to the problems of human relationships is to be found in liberty. 
Author: Frederic Bastiat
Nationality: French
b. 30 June 1801  - d. 24 December 1850
  
 Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government. 
Author: Milton Friedman
Nationality: American
b. 31 July 1912  - d. 16 November 2006
  
 Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics. 
Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 October 1751  - d. 7 July 1816
  
 We must also win really sufficient and, above all, practical, guarantees for the freedom of the seas and for the further fulfilment of our economic and political tasks throughout the world. 
Author: Bernhard von Bülow
Nationality: German
b. 3 May 1849  - d. 28 October 1929
  
 To hurt innocent people whom I knew many years ago in order to save myself is, to me, inhuman and indecent and dishonorable. I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions, even though I long ago came to the conclusion that I was not a political person and could have no comfortable place in any political group. 
Author: Lillian Hellman
Nationality: American
b. 20 June 1905  - d. 30 June 1984
  
 It is already difficult to realize that a mere twenty years ago poverty was taken almost for granted over most of the earth's surface.It would be especially tragic if the people who most cherish ideals of peace, who are most anxious for political cooperation on a wider than national scale, made the mistake of underestimating the pace of economic change in our modern world. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 Until the last great war, a general expectation of material improvement was an idea peculiar to Western man. Now war and its aftermath have made economic and social progress a political imperative in every quarter of the globe. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 The effort to abolish affirmative action is led mostly by conscienceless politicians, publicity-seeking bigots, whites with individual gripes who find it easy to make trouble in a litigious society, and a handful of blacks who harbor doubts about their own intellectual merits. 
Author: Carl Thomas Rowan
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1925  - d. 23 September 2000
  
 Our country is wallowing in a miasma of political and class conflict, of greed and special interest, with regard to budget deficits, inflation and rising unemployment, the threats of both a bloody war and a devastating recession. How did we get into this mess? Because the press, during the 1980s committed one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century. The media took a dive, caved in, and did not tell the American people the price they would eventually pay for Reaganomics. 
Author: Carl Thomas Rowan
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1925  - d. 23 September 2000
  
 I don't believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone are guilty of the war. Oh, no, the little man is just as keen, otherwise the people of the world would have risen in revolt long ago! 
Author: Anne Frank
Nationality: German
b. 12 June 1929  - d.  March 1945
  
 The statesman shears the sheep; the politician skins them. 
Author: Austin O'Malley
Nationality: American
b. December 1858  - d.  December 1932
  
 It is to be hoped that the poor Jews now being robbed and mauled in Germany will not take too seriously the plans of various politicians to rescue them. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 Politics is the diversion of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men. 
Author: George Jean Nathan
Nationality: American
b. 14 February 1882  - d. 8 April 1958
  
 The difference between a top-flight creative man and the hack is his ability to express powerful meanings indirectly. 
Author: Vance Packard
Nationality: American
b. 22 May 1914  - d. 12 December 1996
  
 Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done. 
Author: Vance Packard
Nationality: American
b. 22 May 1914  - d. 12 December 1996
  
 There is no such condition as schizophrenia, but the label is a social fact and the social fact a political event. 
Author: R. D. Laing
Nationality: Scottish
b. 7 October 1927  - d. 23 August 1989
  
 Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy.  
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 Politics are for foreigners with their endless wrongs and paltry rights. Politics are a lousy way to get things done. Politics are, like God's infinite mercy, a last resort. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 It was Wilsonism, liberal interventionism, not 'isolationism,' that created the moral-political swamp in which fascism, Hitlerism, and Stalinism were spawned. Unable to deal with the truth - that their own heroes produced the disasters that may yet ring down the curtain on Western Civilization - the blind children of Wilson now scapegoat Pius XII and America First. Do those attacking me realize they are defending the policies that produced World War II and virtual annihilation of the Jewish population of Europe? While the West is busy erecting Holocaust museums, it has failed to study the history that produced it. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 We will never escape the prison of race. It will forever poison our politics. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 Though Hitler was indeed racist and anti-Semitic to the core, a man who without compunction could commit murder and genocide, he was also an individual of great courage, a soldier's soldier in the Great War, a political organizer of the first rank, a leader steeped in the history of Europe, who possessed oratorical powers that could awe even those who despised him. Hitler's success was not based on his extraordinary gifts alone. His genius was an intuitive sense of the mushiness, the character flaws, the weakness masquerading as morality that was in the hearts of the statesmen who stood in his path. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 Nobody from the administration has officially rejected my column. 
Author: Robert Novak
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1930
  
 Look for me in the whirlwind or the storm, look for me all around you, for, with God's grace, I shall come and bring with me countless millions of black slaves who have died in America and the West Indies and the millions in Africa to aid you in the fight for Liberty, Freedom and Life. 
Author: Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Nationality: Jamaican
b. 17 October 1887  - d. 10 June 1940
  
 You have committed one of the greatest stupidities - for yourself and for me! Your association with an anti-Semitic chief expresses a foreignness to my whole way of life which fills me again and again with ire or melancholy. It is a matter of honor with me to be absolutely clean and unequivocal in relation to anti-Semitism, namely, opposed to it, as I am in my writings. I have recently been persecuted with letters and Anti-Semitic Correspondence Sheets. My disgust with this party, which would like the benefit of my name only too well!, is as pronounced as possible, but the relation to Förster, as well as the aftereffects of my former publisher, the anti-Semitic Schmeitzner, always brings the adherents of this disagreeable party back to the idea that I must belong to them after all. It arouses mistrust against my character, as if publicly I condemned something which I have favored secretly - and that I am unable to do anything against it, that the name of Zarathustra is used in every Anti-Semitic Correspondence Sheet, has almost made me sick several times. 
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Nationality: German
b. 15 October 1844  - d. 25 August 1900
  
 Colonies are necessary to Germany. We shall get them through negotiation if possible; but if not, we shall take them. 
Author: Hjalmar Schacht
Nationality: German
b. 22 January 1877  - d. 3 June 1970
  
 I think the major flaw of the Marxist regimes is that they have placed too much emphasis on the need to destroy the ruling class, on class struggle, and this causes them to encourage hatred and to neglect compassion. Although their initial aim might have been to serve the cause of the majority, when they try to implement it all their energy is deflected into destructive activities. Once the revolution is over and the ruling class is destroyed, there is not much left to offer the people; at this point the entire country is impoverished and unfortunately it is almost as if the initial aim were to become poor. I think that this is due to the lack of human solidarity and compassion. The principal disadvantage of such a regime is the insistence placed on hatred to the detriment of compassion. 
Author: Dalai Lama
Nationality: Tibetan
b. December 1935
  
 The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and respect, in that order. With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 The politician is trained in the art of inexactitude. His words tend to be blunt or rounded, because if they have a cutting edge they may later return to wound him. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free.  
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 Democratic politicians want to solve the crisis of poor education by taking more of your money and using it to reduce classroom sizes in the government schools. Republican politicians want to solve the crisis by taking more of your money to provide vouchers to a handful of the poorest students in each area, paying for a part of the tuition expense at private schools. But before long this 'reform' would make those private schools indistinguishable from the government schools. Vouchers are an excellent way for the government to increase control over private schools. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 For those looking for security, be forewarned that there's nothing more insecure than a political promise. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 From the cranberry cancer scare of the 1950s to the Alar-in-apples hysteria of the 1980s, from the "new ice age" of the 1960s to the "global warming" of the 1990s, environmental alarms almost always turn out to be false. Few non-political scientists fear ozone loss, global warming, or acid rain. These are just issues that some people hope to use to reorder the lives of the rest of us. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 Medicare was created in 1965 to make it easier for the elderly to get health care. But by reducing the patient's out-of-pocket costs, it increased the demand for doctors and hospitals. It also reduced the supply of those services by requiring doctors and other medical personnel to use their time and attention handling paperwork and complying with regulations -- and looking for ways to circumvent these things. So the price of medical care rose sharply as the demand soared and the supply diminished. As a result, the elderly now pay from their own pockets over twice as much for health care - after adjusting for inflation, than they did before Medicare began. Many older people now find it harder to get adequate medical service. Naturally, the politicians point to the higher costs and shortages as proof that the elderly would be lost without Medicare -- and that government should be even more deeply involved. When Medicare was set up in 1965, the politicians projected its cost in 1990 to be $3 billion - which is equivalent to $12 billion when adjusted for inflation to 1990 dollars. The actual cost in 1990 was $98 billion -- eight times as much. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 Social Security is a Ponzi scheme - named after Charles Ponzi, who set up a similar plan in Boston in 1920. He promised to pay investors 50% profit on their money in just 45 days. Gullible people poured money into his plan. But he couldn't possibly earn enough on the money to equal the rate of return he promised. So when someone wanted to withdraw his principal and interest, Ponzi simply paid him from money received from new investors. Eventually he couldn't meet the demands for repayment, and his scheme collapsed. He ended up in jail. But another such scheme was started in 1935, and this one is still going. It's called Social Security. Social Security differs from a Ponzi scheme in only two ways: 1. The politicians won't arrest themselves. 2. The politicians can change the rules whenever necessary to keep the scheme going. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 Social Security is inherently unsound for the simple reason that it's a political program run by politicians for political purposes. Social Security operates on a very simple principle - the politicians take your money from you and squander it. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 The best thing we can do for family values is to repeal the income tax. Then families will have the resources they need to implement their own values -- and not those of the politicians. With the income tax gone, families will no longer be forced to have two breadwinners by necessity. Children will be raised better, family values will predominate, and crime will diminish. If your local school indoctrinates your child with values that are alien to you, you'll have the money to buy a private education. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 The income tax has destroyed the concept of financial privacy. It has demolished the idea that a man's home is his castle. It has provided unlimited funding for politicians to wreck lives and property. It has forced one-earner families to become two-earner households, leading to decreased parental supervision of children; loss of family values, and increased crime, promiscuity and drug use. So long as the government has the power to invade our lives, rummage through our records, and take what it wants from our income, we will have only as much freedom and take-home pay as the politicians condescend to let us have. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 When a Republican politician says he's in favor of the 2nd Amendment, it means he won't compromise on gun control until the last possible minute. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 Permaculture is anti-political. There is no room for politicians or administrators or priests. And there are no laws either. The only ethics we obey are: care of the earth, care of people, and reinvestment in those ends. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 I am invariably of the politics of the people at whose table I sit, or beneath whose roof I sleep. 
Author: George Henry Borrow
Nationality: English
b. 5 July 1803  - d. 26 July 1881
  
 Everybody in America is soft, and hates conflict. The cure for this, both in politics and social life, is the same - hardihood. Give them raw truth. 
Author: John Jay Chapman
Nationality: American
b. December 1862  - d.  December 1933
  
 I want to find someone on the earth so intelligent that he welcomes opinions which he condemns. 
Author: John Jay Chapman
Nationality: American
b. December 1862  - d.  December 1933
  
 Politics is organized hatred, that is unity. 
Author: John Jay Chapman
Nationality: American
b. December 1862  - d.  December 1933
  
 I set out as a sort of self-dependent politician. My opinions were my own. I dashed at all prejudices. I scorned to follow anybody in matter of opinion.... All were, therefore, offended at my presumption, as they deemed it. 
Author: William Cobbett
Nationality: English
b. 9 March 1763  - d. 18 June 1835
  
 As to politics, we were like the rest of the country people in England; that is to say, we neither knew nor thought any thing about the matter. 
Author: William Cobbett
Nationality: English
b. 9 March 1763  - d. 18 June 1835
  
 I was a countryman and a father before I was a writer on political subjects.... Born and bred up in the sweet air myself, I was resolved that [my children should be bred up in it too. 
Author: William Cobbett
Nationality: English
b. 9 March 1763  - d. 18 June 1835
  
 Politics is a place of humble hopes and strangely modest requirements, where all are good who are not criminal and all are wise who are not ridiculously otherwise. 
Author: Frank Moore Colby
Nationality: American
b. December 1865  - d.  December 1925
  
 He reduced everything to politics; he was also unalterably of the Left. His line may have been unpopular or unfashionable, but he followed it unhesitatingly; in fact it was an obsession. He could not blow his nose without moralising on conditions in the handkerchief industry. 
Author: Cyril Connolly
Nationality: English
b. 10 September 1903  - d. 26 November 1974
  
 Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving to the citizen as much freedom of action and of being, as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner. 
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1789  - d. 14 September 1851
  
 A nation is truly corrupt, when, after having by degrees lost its character and liberty, it slides from democracy into aristocracy or monarchy; this is the death of the political body by decrepitude. 
Author: Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre
Nationality: French
b. 6 May 1758  - d. 28 July 1794
  
 The most extravagant idea that can be born in the head of a political thinker is to believe that it suffices for people to enter, weapons in hand, among a foreign people and expect to have its laws and constitution embraced. No one loves armed missionaries; the first lesson of nature and prudence is to repulse them as enemies. 
Author: Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre
Nationality: French
b. 6 May 1758  - d. 28 July 1794
  
 Hillary Clinton does herself a disservice to even mention it, really. When I hear a statement like that coming from a woman candidate with any kind of perceived whine about that excess criticism, or maybe a sharper microscope put on her, I think, 'Man, that doesn't do us any good, women in politics, or women in general, trying to progress this country.' 
Author: Sarah Palin
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1964
  
 I'm not a member of the permanent political establishment. And I've learned quickly these past few days that if you're not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone. But here's a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion. I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this country. 
Author: Sarah Palin
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1964
  
 The bedfellows politics made are never strange. It only seems that way to those who have not watched the courtship. 
Author: Marcel Achard
Nationality: French
b. 5 June 1889  - d. 4 September 1974
  
 I think that will be the next thing to happen. It will happen with an Asian guy before it happens with a black guy. I don't know why that is, but English politics is just so overly white. It's very much about the class structure. And particularly with the Labour Party being like it is. New Labour now. It's so upper class, really. I mean you can't criticize people for being born upper class, but that does seem to be the trend, and you just really feel you need somebody to go in and really shake things up. The thing is this is what my generation in England misses in politics and what America has just gained through this fantastic man, Barack Obama." 
Author: Daniel Jacob Radcliffe
Nationality: English
b. 23 July 1989
  
 The modern form of things had begun to appeal to me, also, as material for satire, politics, and the lives of the great and little, high up in the social scale. 
Author: Laurence Housman
Nationality: English
b. 18 July 1865  - d. 20 February 1959
  
 I think perhaps we want a more conscious life. We're tired of drudging and sleeping and dying. We're tired of seeing just a few people able to be individualists. We're tired of always deferring hope till the next generation. We're tired of hearing politicians and priests and cautious reformers ... coax us, 'Be calm! Be patient! Wait! We have the plans for a Utopia already made; just wiser than you.' For ten thousand years they've said that. We want our Utopia now - and we're going to try our hands at it. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 The American, if he has a spark of national feeling, will be humiliated by the very prospect of a foreigner's visit to Congress - these, for the most part, illiterate hacks whose fancy vests are spotted with gravy, and whose speeches, hypocritical, unctuous and slovenly, are spotted also with the gravy of political patronage, these persons are a reflection on the democratic process rather than of it; they expose it in its underwear. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 To care for the quarrels of the past, to identify oneself passionately with a cause that became, politically speaking, a losing cause with the birth of the modern world, is to experience a kind of straining against reality, a rebellious nonconformity that, again, is rare in America, where children are instructed in the virtues of the system they live under, as though history had achieved a happy ending in American civics. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 I was a misfit. I read, I painted, I didn't hate niggers. 
Author: Janis Joplin
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1943  - d. 4 October 1970
  
 I'm fighting the label of "Black" actress simply because it's very limiting in people's eyes, especially people who are making movies. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 You've got to vote for someone. It's a shame, but it's got to be done. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 As far as learning was concerned, Marx was, and still is, incomparably more advanced than I. I knew nothing at that time of political economy, I had not yet rid myself of my metaphysical observations... He called me a sentimental idealist and he was right; I called him a vain man, perfidious and crafty, and I also was right. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 One exploiting sect, one people of leeches, one single devouring parasite closely and intimately bound together not only across national boundaries, but also across all divergences of political opinion - Jews have that mercantile passion which constitutes one of the principle traits of their national character. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 I do not share the disdain - which frequently presents as cynicism - of Australian politicians that finds expression in the work of all too many journalists, academics and commentators. Never have. In my view, Australia has been well governed since European settlement in 1788. The one obvious exception has turned on the policy failures which occurred consequent upon the interaction of a modern Western society with a traditional indigenous society. For the rest, certainly mistakes have been made by governments and their advisers. But error is part of the human condition - and has been ever since The Fall. The facts indicate that, when compared with other democracies, Australia has been relatively well governed. And, of course, all democracies deliver better outcomes than dictatorships - however benign. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 There is no record of John Howard having made any public criticism of the ABC before he became Prime Minister in March 1996. The fact is that, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Bob Hawke and Paul Keating had a better understanding of the prevailing leftist orthodoxy at the public broadcaster than did Mr Howard and most of his colleagues in the Liberal and National parties. John Howard is the best informed Liberal of his political generation. Yet, for whatever reason, he remained quiet about the left-wing interpretation of Australian history through the 1970s, the 1980s and the first half of the 1990s. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 It was as if Richard Alston and his politically conservative colleagues were completely unaware of the fashionable leftism which had prevailed at the public broadcaster since at least the 1960s - and which still prevails today. In other words, the conservatives were not as aware of the culture wars of that time as were such social democrats as Bob Hawke and Paul Keating. Mr Hawke and Mr Keating knew, from first-hand experience, that the ABC's in-house leftists invariably criticised Labor from the left. Some conservatives, from the Opposition benches, misunderstood the ABC's criticism of social democrats as entailing political 'balance'. They failed to understand that the left has virtually always opposed social democrats - just as it has always opposed political conservatives. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 This is another way of saying that Donald McDonald culturally bonded with the ABC's prevailing leftist ethos and became a defender of the institution he was expected to reform. Well, that's a theory. Yet it always seemed to me that Donald McDonald was residing in Stockholm at the time of his appointment - so to speak. In my view, Mr McDonald was never likely to reform the ABC because - irrespective of his many abilities - he did not have the political acumen to know what the problem was. Put it another way. John Howard's decision to appoint Donald McDonald as ABC chairman indicated that the Prime Minister, too, lacked political judgment about what was required to prevail in the culture wars within key Australian institutions. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 On 15 February 2006, Margaret Pomeranz reviewed Sam Mendes's film on the First Gulf War titled Jarhead. During the course of her comments, Ms Pomeranz declared that she was 'anti-war' (wow) and maintained that 'the First Gulf War was an air war'. She should have told that to those ground troops who, sanctioned by the United Nations, drove Saddam Hussein's army out of Kuwait and into southern Iraq in 1991. Apparently Ms Pomeranz believes that Saddam's regime should have been allowed to conquer Kuwait. In the event, she gave Jarhead three stars but only on account of the fact that it was 'well made'. It seems, that according to At the Movies, films should be primarily assessed according to leftist political principles rather on whether or not they are well made. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 You would think that the former Communist Party of Australia operative Peter Cundall (he stood as a CPA Senate candidate in the 1961 Federal Election in Tasmania) would concentrate these days on such worthy causes as, say, organic farming. But no. Mr Cundall is still very much a political activist. Billed to address the National Press Club on 3 December 2003 on the topic 'The View From The Compost Heap', Mr Cundall quickly moved into standard-fare leftist rave mode. He bagged 'uncontrolled greed', 'the most powerful', 'the invasion of Iraq', George W. Bush and so on. As Ian Warden commented in the Canberra Times (4 December 2003), Peter Cundall emerged from the address as 'someone way to the left of Greens Senator Bob Brown'. Little wonder that he is such a hit with organic farming types at the public broadcaster - see Peter Cundall's (self-indulgent) self-profile on the cover of the April 2004 issue of Inside the ABC. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 Certainly the Australia Liberal Students Federation is more politically attuned today than it was when I was a student at Melbourne University in the late 1960s. But there is much more work to be done. No doubt in a decade or so there will be many more natural-born political conservatives prominent in the public debate than there are today. Just as the political generation of Peter Costello, Alexander Downer, Michael Kroger and Tony Abbott has produced many more politically astute Liberal Party and National Party MPs and operatives than were present during the governments of Robert Menzies and Malcolm Fraser. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 Don't get me wrong. It's good to have one-time leftists and social democrats now standing up against the left. By the way, I have defined what I mean by the contemporary left in the December 2004 issue of The Sydney Institute Quarterly. Yet it says something about the relative failure of Australian conservatives in the culture wars that there are so few from-cradle-to-grave conservatives in the public debate. Here the situation in Australia differs significantly from that prevailing in North America and Western Europe. Per head of the population, there are many more articulate political conservatives in the United States and Britain than there are in Australia. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 I think that Rush is very successful and very smart, and the idea that the President would actually debate him is hilarious. I mean, the idea that I would ask somebody from the Republican Party to debate me, to demand that they debate me, of course, that would be great for me, but it would be stupid for any politician. 
Author: Rachell Maddow Maddow
Nationality: American
b. 1 April 1973
  
 Extremely strong, effective, tenacious, and powerful political networks can be built when you fight losing battles as well as when you win. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 I know that Bush, for political reasons, is going to nominate a minority, a Hispanic man or someone where it will be harder for people on the progressive side to oppose and split some of the traditionally progressive or democratic constituents. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 We have to stop this violence. We have to make the political nature of the violence clear, that the violence we experience in our own homes is not a personal family matter, it's a public and political problem. It's a way that women are kept in line, kept in our places. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 I am not a political person. My involvement in the Free Speech Movement is religious and moral. I don't know what made me get up and give that first speech. I only know I had to. 
Author: Mario Savio
Nationality: American
b. 8 December 1942  - d. 6 November 1996
  
 In the heat of our campaigns, we have all become accustomed to a little anger and exaggeration. Yet, on the whole, our political process has served us well. 
Author: Edmund Muske
Nationality: American
b. 28 March 1914  - d. 26 March 1996
  
 He didn't say that. He was reading what was given to him in a speech. 
Author: Richard Gordon Darman
Nationality: American
b. 10 May 1943  - d. 25 January 2008
  
 By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties. 
Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1895  - d. 1 July 1983
  
 By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties. 
Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1895  - d. 1 July 1983
  
 The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. 
Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1895  - d. 1 July 1983
  
 War is the ultimate tool of politics. 
Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1895  - d. 1 July 1983
  
 I understand I will be subject to criticism but I hope people will understand why I made the decision. I see it as doing more for people. 
Author: Nicholas Xenophon
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1959
  
 The safe thing would be not to stand. The easy thing to do would be to say I've got a so-called comfortable existence for the next six years in State Parliament. 
Author: Nicholas Xenophon
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1959
  
 On paper terms, I'm much better off financially staying in the State Parliament. 
Author: Nicholas Xenophon
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1959
  
 Just think it's a case of one of frustration, it's what I had to do. A career politician would not have made this decision. 
Author: Nicholas Xenophon
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1959
  
 I think you need to have a bit of an ego to be involved in politics, but I think I've got that balance right in that I take what I do seriously but not myself seriously, 
Author: Nicholas Xenophon
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1959
  
 I was naive, I admit that. I thought, `This is something that is causing a lot of damage to a lot of people, it's destroying lives' 
Author: Nicholas Xenophon
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1959
  
 One of the worst things is sitting down with people who have lost family to gambling-related suicide. 
Author: Nicholas Xenophon
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1959
  
 I thought, I'll push for these changes. The damage is obvious. Parliament surely will agree to rein them in or wind them back significantly, and get rid of or slow down ATMs in pokies venues, short of abolishing them. 
Author: Nicholas Xenophon
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1959
  
 I underestimated the power of the gambling lobby, and the power of the lure of pokie dollars. Attempting to go federal to me is the last best hope of getting significant change. 
Author: Nicholas Xenophon
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1959
  
 The Commonwealth is intervening on a whole range of things now for better or worse and they have the Constitutional power to, say, get rid of ATMs from venues. 
Author: Nicholas Xenophon
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1959
  
 To us, bi-partisanship is them being forced to agree with us after we have politically cleaned their clocks and beaten them. 
Author: Rush Limbaugh
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1951
  
 This is the voice of the new Castrati by the way, guys who have lost their guts. You can't say, Mr. Limbaugh, that you want the President to fail. 
Author: Rush Limbaugh
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1951
  
 The dream end of this Operation Chaos is that this keeps up to the Convention, and that we have a recreation of Chicago 1968 with burning cars, protests, fire, and literal riots and all of that, that is the objective here. 
Author: Rush Limbaugh
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1951
  
 I hope he fails. I don't want absorption of as much of the private sector by the US government as possible, from the banking business, to the mortgage industry, the automobile business, to health care. I do not want the government in charge of all of these things. I don't want this to work. What is unfair about my saying I hope liberalism fails? Liberalism is our problem. Liberalism is what's gotten us dangerously close to the precipice here. 
Author: Rush Limbaugh
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1951
  
 Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, "Stay the course." Stay the course? You've got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned Titanic. I'll give you a sound bite: Throw the bums out! 
Author: Lee Iacocca
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1924
  
 Mainstream Australians" were subject to "a type of reverse racism, by those who promote political correctness and those who control the various taxpayer funded `industries' that flourish in our society servicing Aboriginals, multiculturalists and a host of other minority groups. 
Author: Pauline Lee Hanson
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 August 1954
  
 I have many things to say. My every right, constitutional, civil, political and judicial has been tramped upon. I have not only had no jury of my peers, but I have had no jury at all. 
Author: Susan B. Anthony
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1820  - d. 13 March 1906
  
 Political work is the life-blood of all economic work. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. 26 December 1893  - d. 9 September 1976
  
 Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. 26 December 1893  - d. 9 September 1976
  
 The first Gulf War "did not take place". The Gulf War is the inverse of the Clausewitzian formula: it was not "the continuation of politics by other means", but "the continuation of the absence of politics by other means". Accordingly, Saddam Hussein was not fighting the Allied Forces, but using the lives of his soldiers as a form of sacrifice to preserve his power. The Allied Forces fighting the Iraqi military forces were merely dropping 10,000 tonnes of bombs daily, as if proving to themselves that there was an enemy to fight. So, too, were the Western media complicit, presenting the war in real time, by recycling images of war to propagate the notion that the two enemies, the US ,and allies, were actually fighting the Iraqi Army, but, such was not the case. Saddam Hussein did not use his military capacity, the Iraqi Air Force, his politico-military power was not weakened, he suppressed the Kurdish insurgency against Iraq at war's end, so, concluding that politically little had changed in Iraq: the enemy went undefeated, the victors were not victorious, therefore, there was no war: the Gulf War did not occur. 
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1929  - d. 6 March 2007
  
 Lenin said that people vote with their feet. Well, that's what's happening. They either go, or they don't go. It's all politics. It's all demographics. 
Author: Warren Beatty
Nationality: American
b. 30 March 1937
  
 As a minister, I experienced the power of industrialists and bankers to get their way by use of the crudest form of economic pressure, even blackmail, against a Labour Government. Compared to this, the pressure brought to bear in industrial disputes is minuscule. This power was revealed even more clearly in 1976 when the IMF secured cuts in our public expenditure. These lessons led me to the conclusion that the UK is only superficially governed by MPs and the voters who elect them. Parliamentary democracy is, in truth, little more than a means of securing a periodical change in the management team, which is then allowed to preside over a system that remains in essence intact. If the British people were ever to ask themselves what power they truly enjoyed under our political system they would be amazed to discover how little it is, and some new Chartist agitation might be born and might quickly gather momentum. 
Author: Tony Benn
Nationality: British
b. 3 April 1925
  
 There is no moral difference between a Stealth bomber and a suicide bomber. They both kill innocent people for political reasons. 
Author: Tony Benn
Nationality: British
b. 3 April 1925
  
 John Stuart Mill, By a mighty effort of will, Overcame his natural bonhomie And wrote "Principles of Political Economy." What I like about Clive Is that he is no longer alive. There is a great deal to be said For being dead. 
Author: Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Nationality: English
b. 10 July 1875  - d. 30 March 1956
  
 One of the things that goes with getting older is that one becomes more conservative - and I emphasise that when I use the word conservative I do not mean politically.  
Author: Jeffrey Bernard
Nationality: British
b. 27 May 1932  - d. 4 September 1997
  
 Even now there lingers in the consciousness of the old, sharper divisions which the ages had not been able to efface, and which is strong enough to find - not only here and there - expression as antipathy to the Jewish type. In France, that let down the barriers more than a hundred years ago, the feeling of antipathy is still strong enough to sustain an anti-Jewish political party. 
Author: Franz Boas
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1858  - d. 21 December 1942
  
 A soldier whose business is murder as a fine art, a diplomat whose calling is based on deception and secretiveness, a politician whose very life consists in compromises with his conscience, a business man whose aim is personal profit within the limits allowed by a lenient law - such may be excused if they set patriotic deception above common everyday decency and perform services as spies. They merely accept the code of morality to which modern society still conforms. Not so the scientist. The very essence of his life is the service of truth. We all know scientists who in private life do not come up to the standard of truthfulness, but who, nevertheless, would not consciously falsify the results of their researches. It is bad enough if we have to put up with these, because they reveal a lack of strength of character that is liable to distort the results of their work. A person, however, who uses science as a cover for political spying, who demeans himself to pose before a foreign government as an investigator and asks for assistance in his alleged researches in order to carry on, under this cloak, his political machinations, prostitutes science in an unpardonable way and forfeits the right to be classed as a scientist. 
Author: Franz Boas
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1858  - d. 21 December 1942
  
 In the afternoons he is in the habit of going into crowded rooms and making everybody else feel inferior. The evenings are reserved for extended bouts of name-dropping. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 Many thousands, if not millions, of people in the United States itself are demonstrably sickened, shamed and angered by their government's actions, but as things stand they are not a coherent political force - yet. But the anxiety, uncertainty and fear which we can see growing daily in the United States is unlikely to diminish. 
Author: Harold Pinter
Nationality: English
b. 10 October 1930  - d. 24 December 2008
  
 I'd like to see Europe echo the example of Latin America in withstanding the economic and political intimidation of the United States. This is a serious responsibility for Europe and all of its citizens. 
Author: Harold Pinter
Nationality: English
b. 10 October 1930  - d. 24 December 2008
  
 Sometimes in politics one must duel with skunks, but no one should be fool enough to allow skunks to choose the weapons. 
Author: Joseph Cannon
Nationality: American
b. 7 May 1836  - d. 12 November 1926
  
 I am not a political man and I have no political convictions. I am an individual and a believer in liberty. That is all the politics I have. On the other hand I am not a super-patriot. Super-patriotism leads to Hitlerism - and we've had our lesson there. I don't want to create a revolution - I just want to create a few more films. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 I remain just one thing, and one thing only - and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 Death of one man is a tragedy, death of a million is a statistic - Joseph Stalin 
Author: Famous Misquotations
Nationality: British   
 Smith, the member for our district, died one day, and we forgot all about him the next. Not that a politician is ever remembered much after he dies, but Smith had been a blind, bigoted, old Tory, and was better dead. Politicians are mostly better dead, so far as other people and their country is concerned 
Author: Steele Rudd
Nationality: Australian
b. 14 November 1868  - d. 11 October 1935
  
 He reveals that he has been a poor politician, a bad judge and a malevolent individual. 
Author: Gough Whitlam
Nationality: Australian
b. 11 July 1916
  
 I'm not having hundreds of fucking Vietnamese Balts coming into this country with their religious and political hatreds against us! 
Author: Gough Whitlam
Nationality: Australian
b. 11 July 1916
  
 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. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 The names and connections, at this time, of the bitterly opposing enemy are: 1. Psychiatry and psychology (not medicine). 2. The heads of news media who are also directors of psychiatric front groups. 3. A few key political figures in the fields of "mental health" and education. 4. A decline of monetary stability caused by the current planning of bankers who are also directors of psychiatric front organizations [that] would make us unable to function. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 I don't think that anyone should think for you. And that's exactly what cults do. All cults, including Scientology, say, "I am your mind, I am your brain. I've done all the work for you, I've laid the path open for you. All you have to do is turn your mind off and walk down the path I have created." Well, I have learned that there's great strength in diversity, that a clamorous discussion or debate is very healthy and should be encouraged. That's why I like our political setup in the United States: simply because you can fight and argue and jump up and down and shout and scream and have all kinds of viewpoints, regardless of how wrongheaded or ridiculous they might be. People here don't have to give up their right to perceive things the way they believe. Scientology and all the other cults are one-dimensional, and we live in a three-dimensional world. Cults are as dangerous as drugs. They commit the highest crime: the rape of the soul. 
Author: Ronald DeWolf
Nationality: American
b. 7 May 1934
  
 Variant sexual preferences, including homosexuality, will be tolerated and respected universally. 
Author: Herbert Otto
Nationality: American   
 Sex will be seen less and less as a male-oriented activity in which the woman remains essentially passive; rather, it will be viewed as an activity in which both sexes play an equal role, and are equally entitled to the pleasures it offers. 
Author: Herbert Otto
Nationality: American   
 Marriage - as well as erotic friendships and sexual liaisons -between members of contrasting races and religions will take place with greater frequency, and will be more accepted than it is today. 
Author: Herbert Otto
Nationality: American   
 Increasingly, women will be initiating relationships, rather than consistently allowing the man to make the first move. 
Author: Herbert Otto
Nationality: American   
 Changes in society now taking place - such as increasing employment for women and greater equality between the sexes - will liberate women from the conscious feelings of worthlessness that hold them back. Male-female relationships will become more intimate, less superficial, and more egalitarian. 
Author: Herbert Otto
Nationality: American   
 Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be. 
Author: Charles Jones
Nationality: Australian
b. 12 September 1917  - d. 07 August 2003
  
 Hollywood is run by Jews. It is owned by Jews, and they should have a greater sensitivity. They should have greater sensitivity about the issue of people who are suffering because they've [been] exploited. We have seen the nigger, we've seen the greaseball, we have seen the chink, the slit-eyed dangerous Jap. We have seen the wily Filipino. We've seen everything, but we never saw the kike, because they know perfectly well that is where you draw the wagons around. 
Author: Marlon Brando
Nationality: American
b. 3 April 1924  - d. 1 July 2004
  
 A good way of finding out who won a war, who lost a war, and what the war was about, is to ask who's cheering and who's depressed after it's over - this can give you interesting answers. So, for example, if you ask that question about the Second World War, you find out that the winners were the Nazis, the German industrialists who had supported Hitler, the Italian Fascists and the war criminals that were sent off to South America - they were all cheering at the end of the war. The losers of the war were the anti-fascist resistance, who were crushed all over the world. Either they were massacred like in Greece or South Korea, or just crushed like in Italy and France. That's the winners and losers. That tells you partly what the war was about. Now let's take the Cold War: Who's cheering and who's depressed? Let's take the East first. The people who are cheering are the former Communist Party bureaucracy who are now the capitalist entrepreneurs, rich beyond their wildest dreams, linked to Western capital, as in the traditional Third World model, and the new Mafia. They won the Cold War. The people of East Europe obviously lost the Cold War; they did succeed in overthrowing Soviet tyranny, which is a gain, but beyond that they've lost - they're in miserable shape and declining further. If you move to the West, who won and who lost? Well, the investors in General Motors certainly won. They now have this new Third World open again to exploitation - and they can use it against their own working classes. On the other hand, the workers in GM certainly didn't win, they lost. They lost the Cold War, because now there's another way to exploit them and oppress them and they're suffering from it. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 Actually, on humanitarian intervention in general, I guess my view is not unlike the view that was attributed to Gandhi, accurately or not, when he was supposedly asked what he thought about western civilization. He is supposed to have said that he thought it would be a good idea. Similarly, humanitarian intervention would be a good idea, in principle. Can we expect that with the existing power structure, distribution of power in the world, there will be humanitarian intervention? There is nothing new about the question, of course. The idea of humanitarian intervention goes back to the days of the Concert of Europe a century ago - in the 19th Century there was lots of talk about civilizing missions and interventions that would do good things. The US intervened in the Philippines to "uplift and christianize" the backward people, killing a couple of hundred thousand of them and destroying the place. The same thing happened in Haiti, the same thing happened with other countries. We cannot disregard the historical record and talk about an ideal world. It makes sense to work towards a better world, but it doesn't make any sense to have illusions about what the real world is. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 After September 11th, I had tons of interviews everywhere, except the United States of course, and often it was national radio and TV. A couple of times it turned out to be Irish television and BBC back to back, and the difference in reaction was startling. If I said this much on Irish TV, OK, discussion over, everyone understands what I'm talking about. You try to say it on BBC, you have to go on for like about an hour to explain to them what you mean. The Irish sea is a chasm, and it just depends who's been holding the whip for 800 years and who's been under it for 800 years. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 Pol Pot - he rounded up anybody he thought was intellectual and had them executed. And how he told someone was intellectual or not was whether they wore glasses. If they're that clever, take them off when they see him coming! 
Author: Ricky Dene Gervais
Nationality: English
b. 25 July 1961
  
 If you think you know it all, you are missing something. 
Author: Lord Thomas Dewar
Nationality: British
b. December 1864  - d.  December 1930
  
 Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve. 
Author: Maureen Dowd
Nationality: American
b. 14 January 1952
  
 Has John Howard at last outworn his welcome? Do his monotonous chirpy-mucous tones on radio bring gloom and dread not just to me but to all mankind? Does our buffeted nation want him, at last, to put on his slippers and creep away? I think so. The forsworn interest hike, the forsworn troops to Iraq, the grab for East Timor's oil, the grab for the right to set wages and bring them down, the 20,000 Iraqi children he helped kill, the WMDs that, whoops, weren't there, the torment of poor, mad Cornelia Rau, the torment of poor, pregnant, diabetic Roqia Bakhtiyari, now freezing in Afghanistan, the arrest in a Sydney schoolroom of innocent, weeping children in front of their classmates, the release and grumbles of Mamdouh Habib, the unpatriotic remarks of the father and widow of Paul Pardoel, the disloyal exit from war-smashed Iraq of Spain, Thailand, Hungary, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Portugal, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Netherlands, Italy, the Ukraine and Poland, the shooting by dumb Americans of the selfless hero who rescued Giuliana Sgrena, the twenty thousand tsunami deaths he, Howard, probably caused by silencing Radio Australia, his hints that he'd quite like to outlaw abortion, the rise and rise in the polls of Beazley, the fall and fall in the polls of the people's trust in him and Tony Blair, the Tony Abbott baby that, whoops, wasn't there, the way the tsunami reminded Australians of global warming and how we hadn't signed Kyoto, the helicopter so old that nine young Australian heroes horribly died in it, the unwarned infant who caught gonorrhoea in a Bali creche, the 'rude' Ray Hadley who called Alexander Downer 'a pompous dope', the Australian who watched torture in Afghanistan and admitted it, the Minister who lied about it, Costello's cancellation of the very notion of retirement, the news that Blair's Attorney-General did think bombing Iraq was illegal, and so on, add up to a bad four months all in all; but, of course, that wasn't the half of what went wrong for our Prime Miniature. 
Author: Bob Ellis
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1942
  
 A lot of the people who call themselves Left I would regard as proto-fascists. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 "Tough love" is just the right phrase: love for the rich and privileged, tough for everyone else. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 I have been to many Pride occasions across the World, from being Grand Marshall in San Francisco to the first ever gay march in Johannesburg in post-apartheid South Africa. Wherever gay people gather publicly to celebrate their sense of community, there are two important results. First, onlookers can be impressed by our confidence and determination to be ourselves and, second, gay people, of whatever age, can be comforted by the occasion to take first steps towards coming out and leaving the closet forever behind. I send my love to all members of Oxford Pride, their sponsors and supporters, of which I am proud to be one. 
Author: Ian McKellen
Nationality: English
b. 25 May 1939
  
 I really found the whole Steve Irwin phenomenon embarrassing and I'm not the only person who did. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats. 
Author: Groucho Marx
Nationality: American
b. 2 October 1890  - d. 19 July 1977
  
 Sir - The sinking of the Lusitania, involving the cruel murder of hundreds of helpless and innocent non-combatants, affords those Germans who are naturalized British citizens holding prominent positions in this country an opportunity of performing an act which, even in the opinion of many who bear them no particular ill-will, is long overdue. We are in the tenth month on a war which has from the beginning been carried on by Germany with almost unspeakable treachery and vileness; but up to the present time not a single one of the distinguished Germans in our midst has thought fit to make a public avowal of his disagreement with the deliberate policy of barbarism pursued by the German Powers or to utter a word of indignation and disclaimer. Surely the moment has arrived when these gentlemen, in their own interests, if for no higher reason, should break silence and individually or collectively raise their voices against the infamous deeds which are being perpetrated by Germany. I venture to suggest that they might with propriety band together and present a loyal address to the King embracing an expression of their detestation of Germany's methods of warfare; but perhaps this may be better left to their own discretion and good feeling. What I would emphasize, however, is that continued silence on their part lays them open to the supposition that, thinking that the fate of England is hanging in the balance, they are - to use the common phrase - sitting on the gate. A word of warning, therefore, is neither gratuitous nor unfriendly. The temper of this country, slow to rouse, is becoming an ugly one. The gate may fall from its hinges. Your obedient servant, ARTHUR PINERO. 115A, Harley-street, W., May 10. 
Author: Sir Arthur Wing Pinero
Nationality: English
b. December 1855  - d.  December 1934
  
 I myself, however, when a young man, was at first led by inclination, like most others, to engage in political affairs; but in that pursuit many circumstances were unfavorable to me; for, instead of modesty, temperance, and integrity, there prevailed shamelessness, corruption, and rapacity. 
Author: Sallust
Nationality: Roman
b. December 86  - d.  December 34
  
 Ambition prompted many to become deceitful; to keep one thing concealed in the breast, and another ready on the tongue; to estimate friendships and enmities, not by their worth, but according to interest; and to carry rather a specious countenance than an honest heart. 
Author: Sallust
Nationality: Roman
b. December 86  - d.  December 34
  
 Is it not better to die in a glorious attempt, than to lose a wretched and degraded existence with ignominy, after having been the plaything of other men's arrogance? 
Author: Sallust
Nationality: Roman
b. December 86  - d.  December 34
  
 But at power or wealth, for the sake of which wars, and all kinds of strife, arise among mankind, we do not aim; we desire only our liberty, which no honorable man relinquishes but with his life. 
Author: Sallust
Nationality: Roman
b. December 86  - d.  December 34
  
 For harmony makes small states great, while discord undermines the mightiest empires. 
Author: Sallust
Nationality: Roman
b. December 86  - d.  December 34
  
 All nations are more tolerant of their own mistakes and weaknesses than of the mistakes and weaknesses of others. 
Author: Arthur Hays Sulzberger
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1891  - d. 11 December 1968
  
 I am a non Zionist because the Jew, in seeking a homeland of his own, seems to me to be giving up something of infinitely greater value of the world. 
Author: Arthur Hays Sulzberger
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1891  - d. 11 December 1968
  
 The United States can tell you all about what's wrong with the British, to say nothing of the Russians. 
Author: Arthur Hays Sulzberger
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1891  - d. 11 December 1968
  
 We journalists tell the public which way the cat is jumping. The public will take care of the cat. 
Author: Arthur Hays Sulzberger
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1891  - d. 11 December 1968
  
 An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. 
Author: Friedrich Engels
Nationality: German
b. 28 December 1820  - d. 5 August 1895
  
 Lies written in ink can never disguise truths written in blood. 
Author: Doug Anderson
Nationality: Australian   
 For I must write to The Times tonight, and save the world from sin. 
Author: Sir Alan Patrick Herbert
Nationality: English
b. 24 September 1890  - d. 11 November 1971
  
 Nobody's wrong but England - and England's always wrong, Too late - or else too early - too soft - or else too strong. And when for once the wide world begins to praise her name Her own sons crowd and hurry to shout her back to shame. 
Author: Sir Alan Patrick Herbert
Nationality: English
b. 24 September 1890  - d. 11 November 1971
  
 Citizens who take it upon themselves to do unusual actions which attract the attention of the police should be careful to bring these actions into one of the recognized categories of crimes and offences, for it is intolerable that the police should be put to the pains of inventing reasons for finding them undesirable. 
Author: Sir Alan Patrick Herbert
Nationality: English
b. 24 September 1890  - d. 11 November 1971
  
 It is like the thirteenth stroke of a crazy clock, which not only is itself discredited but casts a shade of doubt over all previous assertions. 
Author: Sir Alan Patrick Herbert
Nationality: English
b. 24 September 1890  - d. 11 November 1971
  
 People must not do things for fun. We are not here for fun. There is no reference to fun in any Act of Parliament. 
Author: Sir Alan Patrick Herbert
Nationality: English
b. 24 September 1890  - d. 11 November 1971
  
 A man who has made up his mind on a given subject twenty-five years ago and continues to hold his political opinions after he has been proved to be wrong is a man of principle; while he who from time to time adapts his opinions to the changing circumstances of life is an opportunist. 
Author: Sir Alan Patrick Herbert
Nationality: English
b. 24 September 1890  - d. 11 November 1971
  
 The whole Constitution has been erected upon the assumption that the King not only is capable of doing wrong but is more likely to do wrong than other men if he is given the chance. 
Author: Sir Alan Patrick Herbert
Nationality: English
b. 24 September 1890  - d. 11 November 1971
  
 Politicians are just like a cushion. They bare the imprint of the last person who sat on them. 
Author: Karl Kruszelnicki
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1948
  
 Painters and sculptors under the Nazis often depicted the nude, but they were forbidden to show any bodily imperfections. Their nudes look like pictures in physique magazines: pinups which are both sanctimoniously asexual and (in a technical sense) pornographic, for they have the perfection of a fantasy. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 Yes, this is Europe. The Europe that did not respond to the Serb shelling of Dubrovnik. Or the three-year siege of Sarajevo. The Europe that let Bosnia die. A new definition of Europe: the place where tragedies don't take place. Wars, genocides - that happened here once, but no longer. It's something that happens in Africa. Or places in Europe that are not "really" Europe. That is, the Balkans. Again, perhaps I exaggerate. But having spent a good part of three years, from 1993 to 1996, in Sarajevo, it does not seem to me like an exaggeration at all. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 As a secular person, and as a woman, I've always been appalled by the Taliban regime and would dearly like to see them toppled. I was a public critic of the regime long before the war started. But I've been told that the Northern Alliance is absolutely no better when it comes to the issue of women. The crimes against women in Afghanistan are just unthinkable; there's never been anything like it in the history of the world. So of course I would love to see that government overthrown and something less appalling put in its place. Do I think bombing is the way to do it? Of course I don't. It's not for me to speculate on this, but there are all sorts of realpolitik outcomes that one can imagine. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 People do these things to other people. Not just in Nazi concentration camps and in Abu Ghraib when it was run by Saddam Hussein. Americans, too, do them when they have permission. When they are told or made to feel that those over whom they have absolute power deserve to be mistreated, humiliated, tormented. They do them when they are led to believe that the people they are torturing belong to an inferior, despicable race or religion. For the meaning of these pictures is not just that these acts were performed, but that their perpetrators had no sense that there was anything wrong in what the pictures show. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 Soldiers now pose, thumbs up, before the atrocities they commit, and send off the pictures to their buddies and family. What is revealed by these photographs is as much the culture of shamelessness as the reigning admiration for unapologetic brutality. Ours is a society in which secrets of private life that, formerly, you would have given nearly anything to conceal, you now clamor to get on a television show to reveal. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 The charges against most of the people detained in the prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan being nonexistent - the Red Cross reports that 70 to 90 percent of those being held seem to have committed no crime other than simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time, caught up in some sweep of "suspects" - the principal justification for holding them is "interrogation." Interrogation about what? About anything. Whatever the detainee might know. If interrogation is the point of detaining prisoners indefinitely, then physical coercion, humiliation and torture become inevitable. Remember: we are not talking about that rarest of cases, the "ticking time bomb" situation, which is sometimes used as a limiting case that justifies torture of prisoners who have knowledge of an imminent attack. This is general or nonspecific information-gathering, authorized by American military and civilian administrators to learn more of a shadowy empire of evildoers about whom Americans know virtually nothing, in countries about which they are singularly ignorant: in principle, any information at all might be useful. An interrogation that produced no information (whatever information might consist of) would count as a failure. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 From "old" Europe's point of view, America seems bent on squandering the admiration - and gratitude - felt by most Europeans. The immense sympathy for the United States in the aftermath of the attack on September 11, 2001 was genuine. (I can testify to its resounding ardor and sincerity in Germany; I was in Berlin at the time.) But what has followed is an increasing estrangement on both sides. The citizens of the richest and most powerful nation in history have to know that America is loved, and envied ... and resented. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 You are either to abolish slavery or it will abolish you.  
Author: Walt Whitman
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1819  - d. 26 March 1892
  
 I ain't got no quarrel with them Viet Cong. They never called me nigger." 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 Every nation has to either be with us, or against us. Those who harbor terrorists, or who finance them, are going to pay a price. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 For centuries, New York has served as the gateway for millions of people from all over the world in search of the American dream. It only makes sense that it would now serve as a gateway for the world's greatest athletes. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 I believe in a zone of privacy. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 In the aftermath of September 11, and as the 9/11 Commission report so aptly demonstrates, it is clear that our intelligence system is not working the way that it should. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 In the Bible it says they asked Jesus how many times you should forgive, and he said 70 times 7. Well, I want you all to know that I'm keeping a chart. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 In too many instances, the march to globalization has also meant the marginalization of women and girls. And that must change. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 Let's not leave an educational vacuum to be filled by religious extremists who go to families who have no other option and offer meals, housing and some form of education. If we are going to combat extremism then we must educate those very same children. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days - we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 Often times when you face such an overwhelming challenge as global climate change, it can be somewhat daunting - it's kind of like trying to lose weight, which I know something about. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 One day after laying a wreath at the tomb of Martin Luther King Jr., President Bush appoints a federal judge who has built his career around dismantling Dr. King's legacy. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 Probably my worst quality is that I get very passionate about what I think is right. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they're not. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 The American taxpayer should not be treated more shabbily than debtors from other nations and we should be encouraging other nations to help rebuild Iraq's economy. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 The candidates we have in this campaign are... the most accomplished, in terms of public service, that we've had since 1960. One of them will be successful. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 Our union must know no clime, boundary, or nationality… let us hold together under all climes and in every country. 
Author: Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Nationality: Jamaican
b. 17 October 1887  - d. 10 June 1940
  
 Hungry men have no respect for law, authority or human life. 
Author: Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Nationality: Jamaican
b. 17 October 1887  - d. 10 June 1940
  
 We were the first Fascists, when we had 100,000 disciplined men, and were training children, Mussolini was still an unknown. Mussolini copied our Fascism. 
Author: Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Nationality: Jamaican
b. 17 October 1887  - d. 10 June 1940
  
 If you have no confidence in self you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence you have won even before you have started. 
Author: Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Nationality: Jamaican
b. 17 October 1887  - d. 10 June 1940
  
 In fighting Hitler, we are truly fighting the Devil, the Anti-Christ...Hitler was a crusader against God. 
Author: A. A. Milne
Nationality: English
b. 18 January 1882  - d. 31 January 1956
  
 Clinton should be censured for lying under oath about Lewinsky in the Paula Jones deposition, perhaps also for stupidity in answering at all. 
Author: Gloria Steinem
Nationality: American
b. 25 March 1934
  
 His record on life issues is very, very bad indeed. I'm still hoping against hope that he won't do the worst, that he won't bring in that Freedom of Choice Act. I wish him well, because so much rides on his decisions. But he's got a very slight curriculum vitae to be a president of the United States. He ran a brilliant campaign. I think he's an outstanding public orator. We've yet to see him really do anything that has significantly changed the situation for the better. But it's very early days yet. And he has inherited an appalling financial situation. 
Author: Dr. George Pell
Nationality: Australian
b. 08 June 1941
  
 Today, blacks are no longer the litmus paper or the barometer of social change. Blacks are in every segment of society and there are laws that help to protect them from racial discrimination. The new "niggers" are gays. It is in this sense that gay people are the new barometer for social change. The question of social change should be framed with the most vulnerable group in mind: gay people. 
Author: Bayard Rustin
Nationality: American
b. 17 March 1912  - d. 24 August 1987
  
 The principal factors which influenced my life are: 1. nonviolent tactics 2. constitutional means 3. democratic procedures 4. respect for human personality 5. a belief that all people are one. 
Author: Bayard Rustin
Nationality: American
b. 17 March 1912  - d. 24 August 1987
  
 He's a ruthless little bastard. You can be sure of that. 
Author: Richard M. Nixon
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1913  - d. 22 April 1994
  
 The country is safe, because we count with a good intelligence service. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 I will die. The person who succeeds me will also have to die. But elections, you won't have. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 If senator Kennedy is elected President of the United States, the government of Chile will take appropriate measures. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006