Political Quotes

When politics is too serious a matter

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•  “A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.” - Tex Guinan

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

•  “Don’t vote; it only encourages them.” - Unknown

•  “I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.” - Charles de Gaulle

•  “I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.” - Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

•  “If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.” - Jay Leno

•  “If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven.” - Will Rogers

•  “Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.” - Doug Larson

•  “Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.” - John Quinton

•  “Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.” - Nikita Khrushchev

•  “Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.” - Oscar Ameringer

•  “The problem with political joe-ks is they get elected.” - Henry Cate, VII

•  “There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators.” - Will Rogers

•  “Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” - Plato

•  “We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” - Aesop

•  “When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.” - Clarence Darrow

•  “Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.” - Unknown


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19-May-2019