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A big part of what I wanted to do with this character was go from when I was a boy and try and develop into a man, really try and play him as a man who is on this search, on a journey of personal, spiritual, political, social discovery. ~Orlando Bloom

A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time. ~Alfred E. Wiggam

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

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

A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead. ~Leo Rosten

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future. ~Leonard Bernstein

A lot of people are bored of all the political correctness. ~Clint Eastwood

A major power can afford a military debacle only when it looks like a political victory. ~Friedrich Durrenmatt

A man that'd expict to thrain lobsters to fly in a year is called a loonytic; but a man that thinks men can be tur-rned into angels by an iliction is called a rayformer an' remains at large. ~Finley Peter Dunne

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

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A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life. ~John Stuart Mill

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

A political leader is necessarily an imposter since he believes in solving life's problems without asking its question. ~André Malraux

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

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

A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman thinks of the next generation. ~James Freeman Clarke

A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it. ~Harry S. Truman

A profound political question is suddenly on the table: Must the country continue to give precedence to private financial gain and market determinism over human lives and broad public values? ~William Greider

A sincere and steadfast co-operation in promoting such a reconstruction of our political system as would provide for the permanent liberty and happiness of the United States. ~James Madison

Abstention means you stayed at home or went to the beach. By casting a blank vote, you're saying you have a political conscience but you don't agree with any of the existing parties. ~Jose Saramago

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Africans require, want, the franchise on the basis of one man one vote. They want political independence. ~Nelson Mandela

After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquility of a political convention. ~Adlai E. Stevenson

All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political, for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, which has so unfortunately divided man. ~Jiddu Krishnamurti

All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field. ~Albert Einstein

All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats. ~Groucho Marx

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. ~Moliere

American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's-license age than at voting age. ~Marshall McLuhan

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. ~George Eliot

An empty stomach is not a good political adviser. ~Albert Einstein

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

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Any suggestion that I'm writing about political operatives because I'm interested in political operatives misses the entire point. ~Bob Woodward

Any time an elected official in the world we're in today that appears so dysfunctional challenges a core constituency not of their opponent but of their own political base, I think we should pause and give them credit. ~Jeb Bush

Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact. ~William S. Burroughs

As a matter of fact, I didn't make a political speech outside of my state for 20 years. ~Joe Biden

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. ~Joseph Conrad

Authoritarian political ideologies have a vested interest in promoting fear, a sense of the imminence of takeover by aliens and real diseases are useful material. ~Susan Sontag

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~George Jean Nathan

Battle, n., A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that would not yield to the tongue. ~Ambrose Bierce

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

Believe me, the intellectual revolution is going on, and that has to come first before you see the political changes. That's where I'm very optimistic. ~Ron Paul

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Certain political figures think when you call them and ask them for a comment; that you are somehow doing something that you shouldn't be doing. ~Bob Woodward

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. ~Richard M. Nixon

Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind. ~Edmund Burke

Conservatism is the policy of make no change and consult your grandmother when in doubt. ~Woodrow Wilson

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

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

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

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

Despotism can only exist in darkness, and there are too many lights now in the political firmament to permit it to remain anywhere, as it has heretofore done, almost everywhere. ~James Madison

Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right? ~Robert Orben

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Don't vote, it only encourages them. ~Billy Connolly

During a campaign the air is full of speeches - and vice versa. ~Author Unknown

For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights. ~B. R. Ambedkar

For me, the lame part of the Sixties was the political part, the social part. The real part was the spiritual part. ~Jerry Garcia

For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state; since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions. ~Plato

From tea parties to the election in Massachusetts, we are witnessing the single greatest political pushback in American history. ~Marco Rubio

George Washington is the only president who didn't blame the previous administration for his troubles. ~Author Unknown

He didn't say that. He was reading what was given to him in a speech. ~Richard Darman

He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career. ~George Bernard Shaw

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

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Here's what I know about political campaigns: no matter what you map out at the beginning, it's always different at the end. ~Chris Christie

He's not a Republican, he's a Republican't. ~Author Unknown

History is gossip but scandal is gossip made tedious by morality. ~Oscar Wilde

History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition. ~Milton Friedman

How come we choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America? ~Author Unknown

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. ~Margaret Thatcher

I always tell people that religious institutions and political institutions should be separate. So while I'm telling people this, I myself continue with them combined. Hypocrisy! ~Dalai Lama

I am a part of the political process whether the multinational forces are present or not. Politics is serving the people, not chairs and positions. ~Muqtada al Sadr

I am a political person, though not with a big P. ~George Michael

I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

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I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat. ~Will Rogers

I am such a political person. ~Madeleine Albright

I am working for the time when unqualified blacks, browns, and women join the unqualified men in running our government. ~Cissy Farenthold

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. ~Mahatma Gandhi

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

I don't fancy myself a political commentator. I hate politics. I hate it. ~Glenn Beck

I don't think voters give a hoot about the character of their political advisors, except to the extent that character reflects on the candidates. ~Bob Woodward

I don't view myself as a political leftie. I view myself as a storyteller who is fair to both sides. ~Tim Robbins

I got a feeling about political correctness. I hate it. It causes us to lie silently instead of saying what we think. ~Hal Holbrook

I graduated from the University of Delaware with a double major in history and political science. ~Joe Biden

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I hate all politics. I don't like either political party. One should not belong to them - one should be an individual, standing in the middle. Anyone that belongs to a party stops thinking. ~Ray Bradbury

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

I have not the smarts or patience for political office. ~Henry Rollins

I like the smell of a dunged field, and the tumult of a popular election. ~Augustus William

I never felt comfortable with making political decisions based on whether, you know, it was the right thing to do in terms of a poll. ~Jeb Bush

I never wanted to be one of those actors with a political agenda. ~Ian Somerhalder

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

I really don't have tremendous political ambition. I have policy ambition. ~Paul Ryan

I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety. ~Frederick Douglass

I think anybody who wants to be president has to be a politician, but I would like to find somebody who's coming from a loving place instead of a political place. ~Ellen DeGeneres

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I think it's about time we voted for senators with breasts. After all, we've been voting for boobs long enough. ~Clarie Sargent

I think that if I would talk on a political subject, if I talk about it, it would divide the audience on that issue. That's not my issue. ~Billy Graham

I think we have to ask this administration, and the President specifically, about using their political capital now to stand up for the American consumer who is getting clobbered by these gasoline and oil prices. ~Ron Wyden

I truly believe that all power corrupts. Such is probably the thinking behind every political film ever made in Hollywood. ~Elia Kazan

I went to Massachusetts to make a difference. I didn't go there to begin a political career running time and time again. I made a difference. I put in place the things I wanted to do. ~Mitt Romney

I will deal with the politicians in a political way and with the nonpoliticians in a nonpolitical way. ~Muqtada al Sadr

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. ~Richard M. Nixon

Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power. ~Aldous Huxley

If God had been a Liberal there wouldn't have been Ten Commandments, there would have been Ten Suggestions. ~Malcolm Bradbury

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

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If I were running to be somebody, there are a lot of easier sombodies to be. After all, running against the incumbent governor of your own party in your home state is not the next logical step in a political life. ~Marco Rubio

If it does not serve the Iraqi people, there are only political means that must be followed to reform the government - a new government that we must give a chance to prove that it is there to serve the people. ~Muqtada al Sadr

If only Queen Elizabeth II had the intellectual, political and linguistic skills of Queen Elizabeth I, many people would support giving her some of the powers of an elected president. ~A. N. Wilson

If the person you are trying to diagnose politically is some sort of intellectual, the chances are two to one he is a Democrat. ~Vance Packard

If the Soviet Union let another political party come into existence, they would still be a one-party state, because everybody would join the other party. ~Ronald Reagan

If the World Series runs until election day, the networks will run the first one-half inning and project the winner. ~Lindsey Nelson

If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal. ~Emma Goldman

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven. ~Will Rogers

If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell. ~Thomas Merton

I'm a political conservative. ~P. J. O'Rourke

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I'm not a leftist; I'm where the righteous ought to be. ~M.M. Coady

I'm not a political thinker, but I've just always thought of myself as a Labour supporter. I was a great fan of Tony Blair. He sent me a letter before I swam the Channel to wish me luck. ~David Walliams

I'm not an activist; I don't look for controversy. I'm not a political person, but I'm a person with compassion. I care passionately about equal rights. I care about human rights. I care about animal rights. ~Ellen DeGeneres

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

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

In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia. ~George Orwell

In our personal ambitions we are individualists. But in our seeking for economic and political progress as a nation, we all go up or else all go down as one people. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

In our seeking for economic and political progress, we all go up - or else we all go down. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. ~George Orwell

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican. ~H.L. Mencken

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

Is it really true that political self-interest is nobler somehow than economic self-interest? ~Milton Friedman

It has now become the doctrine of a large clan of politicians that political honesty is unnecessary, slow, subversive of a man's interests, and incompatible with quick onward movement. ~Anthony Trollope

It is a just political maxim, that every man must be supposed a knave. ~David Hume

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so. ~Robert A. Heinlein

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

It is part of my faith as a Muslim to try to help those who are suffering from poverty or economic or political injustice. ~Cat Stevens

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. ~Lyndon B. Johnson

It isn't enough just to scream at the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. We need our political system to start reflect this anger back into, 'How do we fix it? How do we get the economy going again?' ~Colin Powell

It would seem that the Watergate story from beginning to end could be used as a primer on the American political system. ~Bob Woodward

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It's essential not to have an ideology, not to be a member of a political party. While the writer can have certain political views, he has to be careful not to have his hands tied. ~Manuel Puig

It's long past time we started focusing on the solutions that actually keep women healthy, instead of using basic aspects of women's health as a tool of cultural, moral, and political control. ~Martha Plimpton

It's not possible for two countries to be the leading dominant political power at the same time. ~Fareed Zakaria

It's plain hokum. If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em. It's an old political trick. But this time it won't work. ~Harry S. Truman

I've never done anything so political before. I've spent years shouting my mouth off about serious issues over dinner tables but never really had the confidence to express my views in a song. ~George Michael

I've never written a political song. Songs can't save the world. I've gone through all that. ~Bob Dylan

I've thought hard about my psychological connections and I think I've managed to separate out the psychological from the legal, moral, and political. ~Alan Dershowitz

King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative. ~John Kenneth Galbraith

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Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe in their particular political solutions, then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help. ~Thomas Sowell

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. ~Jimmy Carter

Mankind will never see an end of trouble until... lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power... become lovers of wisdom. ~Plato

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

Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated. ~Andrew Jackson

Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government. ~Milton Friedman

Mudslinging – In politics, anything bad the opponent says about our candidate; in contrast, when our candidate does this, it is called 'making a good point.' ~Richard Turner

My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Never has the political class or the mainstream media that covers them been more out of touch with the American people than they are today. ~Marco Rubio

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No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses. ~Vladimir Lenin

Nobody believes a rumor here in Washington until it's officially denied. ~Edward Cheyfitz

One of the most pervasive political visions of our time is the vision of liberals as compassionate and conservatives as less caring. ~Thomas Sowell

Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind. ~Hugo Black

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. ~Hannah Arendt

Overheard in a Washington D.C. church confessional: "Bless me Father, for sins have been committed." ~Robert Brault

People from both political parties have long recognized that welfare without work creates negative incentives that lead to permanent poverty. It robs people of self-esteem. ~itt Romney

Political advertising ought to be stopped. It's the only really dishonest kind of advertising that's left. It's totally dishonest. ~David Ogilvy

Political chaos is connected with the decay of language... one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end. ~George Orwell

Political Correctness doesn't change us, it shuts us up. ~Glenn Beck

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Political courage is not political suicide. ~Arnold Schwarzenegger

Political development should start at the grassroots. ~King Abdullah II

Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. ~George Orwell

Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood! ~Honore De Balzac

Political necessities sometime turn out to be political mistakes. ~George Bernard Shaw

Political systems are run by self-selecting politicians. We don't draft people; it's not jury duty. ~P. J. O'Rourke

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness. ~Aristotle

Politicians and diapers should be changed frequently and all for the same reason. ~José Maria de Eça de Queiroz

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

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

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Politicians say they're beefing up our economy. Most don't know beef from pork. ~Harold Lowman

Politics - I don't know why, but they seem to have a tendency to separate us, to keep us from one another, while nature is always and ever making efforts to bring us together. ~Sean O'Casey

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

Politics is 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 is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy. ~Ernest Benn

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

Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed. ~Mao Zedong

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, n: [Poly "many" + tics "blood-sucking parasites"] ~Larry Hardiman

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

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Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established. ~onore De Balzac

Prosperity is necessarily the first theme of a political campaign. ~Woodrow Wilson

Really, when it comes to gay rights, there's two wars going on. The first war is political. But the culture war is over. ~Dan Savage

Religion and political expediency go beautifully hand in hand. ~Friedrich Durrenmatt

Since the majority is always wrong, might we try one election day where all the losers take office? ~Robert Brault

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

Sure, things could always have been done better, but I just wish people would drop their political hammers for a few weeks, as happened in 2001, and work on the problem at hand. ~Mitch Daniels

Take our politicians: they're a bunch of yo-yos. The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches the first prize. ~Saul Bellow

The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. ~George Washington

The best thing about this group of candidates is that only one of them can win. ~Will Rogers

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. ~Robert Anton Wilson

The cloud of doubt that surrounds political figures tends to remain and never dissipate or be clarified. ~Bob Woodward

The first problem of the media is posed by what does not get translated, or even published in the dominant political languages. ~Jacques Derrida

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

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

The hope of a new politics does not lie in formulating a left-wing reply to the right-it lies in rejecting conventional political categories. ~Christopher Lasch

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. ~Karl Marx

The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal - that you can gather votes like box tops - is... the ultimate indignity to the democratic process. ~Adlai Stevenson

The imbecility of men is always inviting the impudence of power. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The method of political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions. ~Woodrow Wilson

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. ~John Kenneth Galbraith

The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes. ~Aristotle

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The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too. ~Oscar Levant

The political system is not for the people. The people are secondary to the economy. It's about what generates money, not about what benefits the people. ~Ziggy Marley

The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face. ~Clare Boothe Luce

The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~Henry Cate

The qualities that get a man into power are not those that lead him, once established, to use power wisely. ~Lyman Bryson

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

The results of political changes are hardly ever those which their friends hope or their foes fear. ~Thomas Huxley

The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice. ~Emma Goldman

The stimulus was a case of political patronage, corporate welfare, and cronyism at their worst. ~Paul Ryan

The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma is a struggle for life and dignity. It is a struggle that encompasses our political, social and economic aspirations. ~Aung San Suu Kyi

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The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms. ~Henri Frederic Amiel

The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. ~Woodrow Wilson

Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving. ~Robertson Davies

There are always too many Democratic congressmen, too many Republican congressmen, and never enough U.S. congressmen. ~Author Unknown

There are far too many men in politics and not enough elsewhere. ~Hermione Gingold

There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle. ~Alexis de Tocqueville

There are only two great currents in the history of mankind: the baseness which makes conservatives and the envy which makes revolutionaries. ~Edmond de Goncourt

There is hardly a political question in the United States which does not sooner or later turn into a judicial one. ~Alexis de Tocqueville

There is little doubt that we are in the midst of a revolution of a much more profound and fundamental nature than the social and political revolutions of the last half century. ~Arthur Erickson

There is massive propaganda for everyone to consume. Consumption is good for profits and consumption is good for the political establishment. ~Noam Chomsky

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There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour. ~Benjamin Disraeli

There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers

There's no political point worth my son's life. ~Joe Biden

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

This lie of political correctness is bringing this country down. You just want to break through it all. ~Jon Voight

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

To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race. ~Calvin Coolidge

To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that's political, in its most profound way. ~June Jordan

Transcend political correctness and strive for human righteousness. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo

Truth is not determined by majority vote. ~Doug Gwyn

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Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right. ~H.L. Mencken

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

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

We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will. ~Kofi Annan

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness. ~Stewart Udall

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

We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate. ~Frank McKinney

We're not a political band. We don't want to tell people what to do or what to think. We just want to tell them to think. ~Billie Joe Armstrong

What is conservatism? Is it not the adherence to the old and tried against the new and untried? ~Abraham Lincoln

What is the primary purpose of a political leader? To build a majority. If voters care about parking lots, then talk about parking lots. ~Newt Gingrich

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What we heard today was not fiscal leadership from our Commander-in-Chief, what we heard today was a political broadside from our Campaigner-in-Chief. ~Paul Ryan

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators. ~P.J. O'Rourke

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

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

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow. ~Anais Nin

When you see how the President makes political or policy decisions, you see who he is. The essence of the Presidency is decision-making. ~Bob Woodward

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

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? ~Khalil Gibran

Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe. ~Elie Wiesel

Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. ~Author Unknown

Political Quotes and Quotations

You are priests, not social or political leaders. Let us not be under the illusion that we are serving the Gospel through an exaggerated interest in the wide field of temporal problems. ~Pope John Paul II

You can not divorce religious belief and public service. I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other. ~Jimmy Carter

You can't divorce religious belief and public service I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other. ~Jimmy Carter

Your political system is actually too democratic. The fact that Americans vote on every bill and proposition can prolong bigotry indefinitely, especially where it is aimed at minority groups. ~George Michael

You've got the Democratic Party that now depends on more government spending and actual building the dependence on government in order to increase their political party. ~Jim DeMint

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