Politics Quotes, Sayings about politics and politicians
We’d all like to vote for the best man, but he’s never a candidate
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
A good politician under democracy is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
- H. L. Mencken
Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
- Blaise Pascal
Don’t vote, it only encourages them.
We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.
- Martin L. Gross
Among politicians the esteem of religion is profitable; the principles of it are trouble some.
- Benjamin Whichcote
Truth is not determined by majority vote.
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
- Abraham Lincoln
Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism.
- Bill Moyers
I’ve always said that in politics, your enemies can’t hurt you, but your friends will kill you.
Although he’s regularly asked to do so, God does not take sides in American politics.
Being Politically Correct means always having to say you’re sorry.
If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.
- Emma Goldman
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
- Groucho Marx
Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.
- Otto Von Bismark
Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.
- W.C. Fields
If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
- Jay Leno
Politics, n: Poly “many” + tics “blood-sucking parasites”.
- Larry Hardiman
The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.
- Mary Wollstonecraft
Politicians say they’re beefing up our economy. Most don’t know beef from pork.
- Harold Lowman
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
- Nikita Krushchev
There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
- Alexis Tocqueville
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
- Charles Gaulle
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin
Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.
- Winston Churchill
Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
- Richard Armour
A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in.
- H. L. Mencken
Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
- Ronald Reagan
Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
- Ambrose Bierce
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.
- Oscar Ameringer
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
- John Adams
Anyone that wants the presidency so much that he’ll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.
- David Broder
Thinking about profound social change, conservatives always expect disaster, while revolutionaries confidentially expect utopia. Both are wrong.
- Carolyn Heilbrun
A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both.
- James Madison
What we need is a rebirth of satire, of dissent, of irreverence, of an uncompromising insistence that phoniness is phony and platitudes are platitudinous.
- Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
I’m not a member of any organized political party, I’m a Democrat!
- Will Rogers