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Henri Queuille Quote of the Day

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Politics is the art of postponing decisions until they are no longer relevant.
- Henri Queuille

Politics have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So long as we have enough people in this country willing
to fight for their rights,
we'll be called a democracy.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used
exclusively for the benefit of the people,
to whom they belong.
- Fidel Castro

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

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

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

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

I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill.
It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying,
and the consequences are serious.
- Oliver Stone

In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty,
but in Chicago it's a sport.
- Dick Gregory

A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell
in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
- Caskie Stinnett

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought
of giving government the power to control men's minds.
- Thurgood Marshall

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten
percent a bad reputation.
- Henry A. Kissinger

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

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate,
exercises a public trust.
- Grover Cleveland

After much prayerful consideration, I feel that I must
say I have climbed my last political mountain.
- George C. Wallace

Voting is a civic sacrament.
- Theodore Hesburgh

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

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

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

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
- William E. Simon

Only government can take perfectly good paper,
cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.
- Milton Friedman

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

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

What politicians want to create is irreversible change
because when you leave office someone changes it back again.
- Estelle Morris

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

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

You may think the president is all-powerful,
but he is not.
He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
- Barbara Bush

We didn't actually overspend our budget.
The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.
- Frank Howard Clark

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

When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight,
otherwise known as political power.
- Maggie Gallagher

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

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

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

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

Frankly, I don't mind not being President.
I just mind that someone else is.
- Edward Kennedy

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

Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.
- Lady Bird Johnson

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

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

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

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution...
revolution is but thought carried into action.
- Emma Goldman

There ain't no answer.
There ain't gonna be any answer.
There never has been an answer.
That's the answer.
- Gertrude Stein

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

I know many writers who first dictate passages,
then polish what they have dictated.
I speak, then I polish - occasionally I do windows.
- Edward Koch

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

I think there is one higher office than president and
I would call that patriot.
- Gary Hart

The beef industry has contributed to more American
deaths than all the wars of this century,
all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
- Neal Barnard

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

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


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