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R. A. Butler Quotes

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Politics is largely a matter of heart.
- R. A. Butler

In politics you must always keep running with the pack.
The moment that you falter and they sense that you are injured,
the rest will turn on you like wolves.
- R. A. Butler

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson


 

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's
country or the electorate.
I prefer to betray the electorate.
- Charles de Gaulle

Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
- Charles de Gaulle

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
- John Kenneth Galbraith


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We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.
- Martin L. Gross

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth
is rarely a politician's objective.
Election and power are.
- Cal Thomas

I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business.
- Sydney Pollack

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

Radical changes in world politics leave America with
a heightened responsibility to be,
for the world, an example of a genuinely free,
democratic, just and humane society.
- Pope John Paul II

Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot
of money even to be defeated.
- Will Rogers

The flood of money that gushes into politics today
is a pollution of democracy.
- Theodore White

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

Politics have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

In politics the middle way is none at all.
- John Adams

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

Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.
- Mao Tse-Tung

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

Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you.
- Ralph Nader

Inflation is as violent as a mugger,
as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.
- Ronald Reagan

America's present need is not heroics but healing;
not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
- Warren G. Harding

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone,
and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
- John Quincy Adams

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

If you are going to sin, sin against God,
not the bureaucracy.
God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't.
- Hyman Rickover

Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone
I love not to mix with it.
- Thomas Jefferson

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President;
I'm beginning to believe it.
- Clarence Darrow

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

Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter.
The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today,
even for the same performance.
- William O. Douglas

You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt.
- Daniel Hannan

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

Confronted with the choice, the American people would
choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
- Spiro T. Agnew

When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential
and Congressional campaigns,
the U.S.
government is virtually up for sale.
- John W. Gardner

A healthy democracy requires a decent society;
it requires that we are honorable,
generous, tolerant and respectful.
- Charles W. Pickering

When bad men combine, the good must associate;
else they will fall one by one,
an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
- Edmund Burke

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty.
The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
- Ross Perot

I love power.
But it is as an artist that I love it.
I love it as a musician loves his violin,
to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.
- George Will

All the president is, is a glorified public relations
man who spends his time flattering,
kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what
they are supposed to do anyway.
- Harry S. Truman

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise,
we don't believe in it at all.
- Noam Chomsky

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who
maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
- Dante Alighieri

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
- Milton Friedman

The good news is that, according to the Obama administration,
the rich will pay for everything.
The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration,
you're rich.
- P. J. O'Rourke

The most important political office is that of the private citizen.
- Louis D. Brandeis

The largest party in America, by the way,
is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans.
It's the party of non-voters.
- Robert Reich

The successful revolutionary is a statesman,
the unsuccessful one a criminal.
- Erich Fromm

I'm always rather nervous about how you talk
about women who are active in politics,
whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
- John F. Kennedy

Voting is a civic sacrament.
- Theodore Hesburgh

In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.
- J. William Fulbright

A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else's money.
- Carter Glass

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

I don't make jokes.
I just watch the government and report the facts.
- Will Rogers

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
- Charles de Gaulle

The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
- Fidel Castro

When they see me holding fish, they can see that I
am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers.
- Imelda Marcos

War is the ultimate tool of politics.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who,
however, has never learned how to walk forward.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth.
It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and
civilized nations together.
- Daniel Webster

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid,
but most stupid people are conservatives.
- John Stuart Mill

I do have a political agenda.
It's to have as few regulations as possible.
- Dan Quayle

Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.
- W. C. Fields

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Republicans have nothing but bad ideas and Democrats have no ideas.
- Lewis Black

We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate.
- Kin Hubbard

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
thoughtful schoolchildren.
- Sandra Day O'Connor


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