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Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature made them.

He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.

Major Barbara

George Bernard Shaw

Major Barbara

In the present case it is a little inaccurate to say I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible to any public office of trust or profit in the Republic. But I do not repine, for I am a subject of it only by force of arms.

American    Common sense    Corruption    Decency    Force    Hate    Honesty    Humor    Politicians    Politics    Republic    Trust    United states

Half of the people lie with their lips; the other half with their tears

Politicians were mostly people who'd had too little morals and ethics to stay lawyers.

Ace in the Hole

George R.R. Martin

Ace in the Hole

I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician

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 have a good, secure life when being alive means more to you than security, love more than money, your freedom more than public or partisan opinion, when the mood of Beethoven's or Bach's music becomes the mood of your whole life … when your thinking is in harmony, and no longer in conflict, with your feelings … when you let yourself be guided by the thoughts of great sages and no longer by the crimes of great warriors … when you pay the men and women who teach your children better than the politicians; when truths inspire you and empty formulas repel you; when you communicate with your fellow workers in foreign countries directly, and no longer through diplomats...

Bach    Beethoven    Diplomats    Freedom    Life    Love    Money    Opinion    Politicians    Security    Teachers    Workers

The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks about the next election while the statesman think about the next generation.

LSD is a psychedelic drug which occasionally causes psychotic behavior in people who have NOT taken it.

Politics: Poli a Latin word meaning "many" and "tics" meaning "bloodsucking creatures".

He's an honest politician--he stays bought.

Stranger in a Strange Land

Robert A. Heinlein

Stranger in a Strange Land

Ask him about the cemeteries, Dean!"
In 1966 upon being told that President Charles DeGaulle had taken France out of NATO and that all U.S. troops must be evacuated off of French soil President Lyndon Johnson mentioned to Secretary of State Dean Rusk that he should ask DeGaulle about the Americans buried in France. Dean implied in his answer that that DeGaulle should not really be asked that in the meeting at which point President Johnson then told Secretary of State Dean Rusk:

"Ask him about the cemeteries Dean!"

That made it into a Presidential Order so he had to ask President DeGaulle.

So at end of the meeting Dean did ask DeGaulle if his order to remove all U.S. troops from French soil also included the 60,000+ soldiers buried in France from World War I and World War II.

DeGaulle, embarrassed, got up and left and never answered.

Power is okay, and stupidity is usually harmless. Power and stupidity together are dangerous".

The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind

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

If politicians stopped meddling with things they don't understand, there would be a more drastic reduction in the size of government than anyone in either party advocates.

No politician should ever let himself be photographed in a bathing suit.

Look at the orators in our republics; as long as they are poor, both state and people can only praise their uprightness; but once they are fattened on the public funds, they conceive a hatred for justice, plan intrigues against the people and attack the democracy.

Prolific irony - For 8 years, the finger on the button that could end the world belonged to a president who couldn't pronounce the word "nuclear.

[The American President] has to take all sorts of abuse from liars and demagogues.… The people can never understand why the President does not use his supposedly great power to make ’em behave. Well, 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.

The greater ignorance towards a country is not ignoring what its politicians have to say, it is ignoring what the inmates in its prisons have to say.

Pops added,"you know, they say if you don't vote, you get the government you deserve."
"And if you do, you never get the results you expected," (Katherine) replied.

...they say if you don't vote, you get the government you deserve, and if you do, you never get the results you expected.

A politician is a politician whether he's wearing a suit or a funny hat.

The COUNTRY is controlled by LAWS>
LAWS are controlled by POLITICIANS>
POLITICIANS are controlled by VOTERS>
VOTERS are controlled by PUBLIC OPINION>
PUBLIC OPINION is controlled by the MEDIA (News, Hollywood, Internet...) & EDUCATION
so. whoever controls MEDIA & EDUCATION, controls the COUNTRY.

[Y]ou possess all the attributes of a demagogue; a screeching, horrible voice, a perverse, crossgrained nature and the language of the market-place. In you all is united which is needful for governing.

I have a deep and profound mistrust of all politicians.

NEW RULE: 'Kidiots' Leave the children behind. At least until they learn something. A new study has shown that half of American high schools agree that newspapers should only be able to publish government-approved material. Almost one out of five said people should not be allowed to voice unpopular opinions..This is the first generation after September 11th, who discovered news during a 'watch what you say' administration...George W. Bush once asked, 'is our children learning.' No, they isn't. A better question would be, 'is our teacher's teaching?

You [demagogues] are like the fishers for eels; in still waters they catch nothing, but if they thoroughly stir up the slime, their fishing is good; in the same way it's only in troublous times that you line your pockets.

Demagoguery    Disdain    Eels    Filth    Fishing    Greed    Grime    Materialism    Peace    Politicians    Slime    Trouble    Unclean    Unrest    Upheaval    Vice

But then, he thought, most politicians are small and shabby, the sort of people who have been bullied at school.
That's why they become politicians.

Skeleton Key

Anthony Horowitz

Skeleton Key

Your right of religious freedom ends where my right of religious abstinence begins...

["The Devil in the Dark"] impressed me because it presented the idea, unusual in science fiction then
and
now, that something weird, and even dangerous, need not be malevolent. That is a lesson that many of today's politicians have yet to learn.

However modest one may be in one's demand for intellectual cleanliness, one cannot help feeling, when coming into contact with the New Testament, a kind of inexpressible discomfiture: for the unchecked impudence with which the least qualified want to raise their voice on the greatest problems, and even claim to be judges of things, surpasses all measure. The shameless levity with which the most intractable problems (life, world, God, purpose of life) are spoken of, as if they were not problems at all but simply things that these little bigots KNEW!

The Will to Power

Friedrich Nietzsche

The Will to Power

Our leaders know we’re turning into a giant ghetto and they are taking every last hubcap they can get their hands on before the rest of us wake up and realize what’s happened.

Never give a good politician time to pray.

Under the Dome

Stephen King

Under the Dome

Under every stone lurks a politician.

Political debate: when charlatans come together to discuss their principles.

However...," Satan said.
Bick sighed. "However, I didn't count on the growing interference of lawyers, regulators, bureaucrats and politicians into my business. I swear it seems that every year they stick their noses into more and more."
Lucifer chuckled. "Sorry about that-I outdid myself there.

People are weary of politicians who make promises they are either unwilling or unable to keep. Society longs for statesmen but it gets politicians. Statesmen are leaders who uphold what is right regardless of the popularity of the position. Statesmen speak out to achieve good for their people, not to win votes. Statesmen promote the general good rather than regional or personal self-interest.

... we shoved out many hopes and fears into their hands, believing those hands were strong because they had firm handshakes. They failed us, always. There was no way they could not fail us - they were human, and so were we.

The mistake our politicians so often make with these industry leaders is in thinking they are interested in, or respectful of, the power of government. All they want is to keep stealing. If you can offer them the government’s seal of approval on that, they’ll take it. But if you can’t, well, they’ll take that too.

God, you don't just barge in on my father, and definitely not my mother."
No way. You check with their personal secretaries first. Check out their moods. Then you make an appointment to slip in. There are basic things you learn when your parents run a planet.

Mutineer

Mike Shepherd

Mutineer

a politician is an arse upon
which everyone has sat except a man

Humor    Poems    Poetry    Politicians    Politics    Satire

Most Politicians Are The Whores at The Establishment Party, But We're The Ones Getting Fucked

The only politician ever to have entered parliament with honourable intentions, was Guy Fawkes.

Politics bores you?" Bronsen said.
Julien smiled. "It does. Apologies, sir, and it is not that I haven't tried to be fascinated. But careful and meticulous research has suggested the hypothesis that all politicians are liars, fools, and tricksters, and I have as yet come across no evidence to the contrary. They can do great damage, and rarely any good. It is the job of the sensible man to try and protect civilization from their depradations.

I hear of a convention to be held at Baltimore, or elsewhere, for the selection of a candidate for the Presidency, made up chiefly of editors, and men who are politicians by profession; but I think, what is it to any independent, intellegent, and respectable man what decision they may come to? Shall we not have the advantage of his wisdom and honesty, nevertheless? Can we not count upon some independent votes? Are there not many individuals in the country who do not attend conventions? But no: I find that the respectable man, so called, has immediately drifted from his position, and despairs of his country, when his country has more reason to despair of him. He forthwith adopts one of the candidates thus selected as his only AVAILABLE one, thus proving that he is himself AVAILABLE for any purposes of the demagogue. His vote is of no more worth than that of any unprincipled foreigner or hireling native, who may have been bought.

Politics is so difficult, it's generally only people who aren't quite up to the task who feel convinced they are.

Before the nineteen-seventies, most Republicans in Washington accepted the institutions of the welfare state, and most Democrats agreed with the logic of the Cold War. Despite the passions over various issues, government functioned pretty well. Legislators routinely crossed party lines when they voted, and when they drank; filibusters in the Senate were reserved for the biggest bills; think tanks produced independent research, not partisan talking points. The "D." or "R." after a politician's name did not tell you what he thought about everything, or everything you thought about him.

Money is a servant to politicians and the country.
But, if the politicians and the country become the servant of the money, the politicians has failed.

Banks    Country    Money    Politicians    Politics

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