Quotes About Politics

Political Quotations

US statesman John F Kennedy, 35th president of the USA, making a speech.
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"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
- Lord Acton
British Historian (1834 - 1902)

"Man is by nature a political animal."
- Aristotle
Greek Philosopher (384 BC - 322 BC)

"I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians."
- Charles De Gaulle
French President (1890 - 1970)

"The Liberals are the flying saucers of politics. No one can make head nor tail of them and they never are seen twice in the same place."
- John G. Diefenbaker
Canadian Prime Minister (1895 - 1979)

"A billion here and a billion there, and soon you're talking about real money."
- Everett Dirksen US Senate Minority Leader (R-IL) (1896 - 1969)

"Politics is more difficult than physics."
- Albert Einstein
Physicist (1879 - 1955)

"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
American Economist (1908 - 2006)

"Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor."
- Lady Bird Johnson
First Lady (1912 - )

"Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president but they don't want them to become politicians in the process."
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy (D)
35th US President (1917 - 1963)

"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."
- Eugene McCarthy
US Senator (D-MN) (1916 - 2005)

"Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives."
- John Stuart Mill
English Philosopher (1806 - 1873)

"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 (R)
40th US President (1911 - 2004)

"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
- Will Rogers
American Humorist (1879 - 1935)

"Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."
- Mao Tse-Tung
Chairman, People's Republic of China (1893 - 1976)

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