Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair.George Burns, quoted in Antony Jay, Lend Me Your Ears: The Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations. Oxford University Press, (p.49-50).
PRESIDENCY, n. The greased pig in the field game of American politics.Ambrose Bierce in The Devil's Dictionary.
Self government is preferable to good government.Author unknown; variously reported as an old maxim or slogan, as reported in East Africa and Rhodesia? (1960), p. 1087, and Douglas Jay, Socialism in the New Society? (1962), p. 104; and attributed to authors such as Campbell Bannerman, reported in William White, Notes and Queries? (1942), p. 138; Alfred Milner, reported in Vernon McKenzie, Here Lies Goebbels! (1940), p. 184.
The first advice I have to give the party is that it should clean its slate.Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery , speech at Chesterfield (December 16, 1901).
We are Republicans, and don't propose to leave our party and identify ourselves with the party whose antecedents have been Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion.Samuel D. Burchard, one of the Deputation visiting James G. Blaine during the 1884 presidential election (October 29, 1884).
"Global Warming" represents the last gasp of so-called "scientific progressivism", a mass of pitifully transparent falsehoods being employed to justify reducing mankind under the absolute despotism of "experts", the obvious implication being that we can’t even breathe responsibly. Environmentalism, Gaianism, is a religion on the basis of which – illegally under the First Amendment – public policy is being generated. Exhaling carbon dioxide is Original Sin, a reliable source of unlimited power and wealth to a Parasitic Class of politicians, bureaucrats, and cops with which our civilization now finds itself infested.l. neil smith
To "bear arms" is, in itself, a military term. One does not bear arms against a rabbit.Garry Wills, "To Keep and Bear Arms", The New York Review of Books", September 21, 1995.
All political power is a trust.Charles James Fox (1788). (Campaign finance reform)
Politics is not an exact science.Politics is not a science, as the professors are apt to suppose. It is an art.
If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.Commonly attributed to Emma Goldman, apparently this is a paraphrase of ideas she expressed in Living My Life, (1931), p. 56.
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