Quotes on Politics
George W. Bush, Jr.
"A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls."
"Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least."
"The price of greatness is responsibility."
"I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers We are the president."
"Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything."
Charles De Gaulle
"Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians."
"Political jokes aren't always funny ... too many of them get elected."
"Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny."
"We'd all like to vote for the best man but he's never a candidate."
"No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it."
Lyndon B. Johnson
"Making a speech on economics is a bit like pissing down your leg. It seems hot to you but never to anyone else."
John Kenneth Galbraith
"Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable."
"Ninty percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad name."
"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?"
"World War Three will be a guerilla information war with no division between military and civilian participation."
"The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces."
Alfred E. Neuman
"Crime does not pay... as well as politics."
"Politicians are interested in people. Not that this is always a virtue. Fleas are interested in dogs."
"Being Politically Correct means always having to say you're sorry."
"The answers aren't easy, but there are some simple answers."
"Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects."
"Having to go to war without France is sorta like having to go to war without an accordion."
"In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known."
"Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
"A fool and his money are soon elected."
"All movements go too far."
George Bernard Shaw
"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it."
"In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take."
"Truth is more of a stranger than fiction."
"Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either."
"You'll notice that Nancy Reagan never drinks water when Ronnie speaks."
"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."