Things Democratic or Political

" Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxis and cutting hair."
-- George Burns
" Outlawing all atomic weapons could be a magnificent gesture. However, it should be remembered that Gettysburg had a local ordinance forbidding the discharge of firearms."
-- Homer D. King
" Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but his inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary."
-- Reinhold Niebuhr
" No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet everyone thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades, that of government."
-- Socrates
" A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away."
-- Barry Goldwater
" It is useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office."
-- Shirley macLaine
" There are some politicians who, if their constituents were cannibals, would promise them missionaries for dinner."
-- H.L. Mencken
" I believe in democracy because it releases the energy of every human being."
--Woodrow Wilson
" Socialism is workable only in heaven where it isnít needed, and in hell where theyíve got it."
--Cecil Palmer
" Democracy is the worst system devised by the wit of man, except of all the others."
--Winston Churchill
" Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."
--Ronald Reagan
" We must be the change we want to see in this world."
" Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul."
--Mark Twain
" I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever bee gathered together at the White House -- with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined here alone."
" Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. Itís the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then we elected them."
--Lily Tomlin
" No matter what side of an argument youíre on, you always find some people on your side that you wish were on the other side."
--Jascha Heifetz
" A politician thinks of the next election -- a states man, of the next generation."
--James Freeman Clarke
" If fifty million people say a foolish thing it is still a foolish thing."
--Anatole France
" Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."
--Mark Twain
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