Quotes tagged with politics (2441 quotes found)

Mark Twain
Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
humor  politics  # 401
Mark Twain
Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
politics  patriotism  # 694
Martin Luther King Jr.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.
conscience  politics  right  # 917
Theodore Roosevelt
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Kurt Vonnegut
And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.
books  politics  america  # 1141
Malcolm X
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
philosophy  politics  # 1371
Robert Orben
Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.
truth  humour  politics  # 1458
Abraham Lincoln
My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
Ann Richards
After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.
dance  women  politics  dancing  texas  # 2303
William S. Burroughs
A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.
philosophy  politics  drugs  # 2433
Douglas Adams
The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.
politics  hg2g  elections  rulers  # 2653
Kurt Vonnegut
The last thing I ever wanted was to be alive when the three most powerful people on the whole planet would be named Bush, Dick and Colon.
humor  politics  # 2661
Diane Abbott
In politics, the people I most despise are those who have no values.
politics  values  Despise  # 3344
John Abbott
I hate politics and what are considered their appropriate measures. I hate notoriety, public meetings, public speeches, caucuses and everything that I know of which is apparently the necessary incident of politics - except doing public work to the best of my ability.
work  best  politics  # 3399
Tony Abbott
Faith is important to me. It's important to millions of Australians. It helps to shape who I am. It helps to shape my values. But it must never, never dictate my politics.
faith  politics  values  # 3492