Nothing Has Changed Since The Greeks

  • 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 Amringer, "the Mark Twain of American Socialism."
  • I offered my opponents a deal: "if they stop telling lies about me, I will stop telling the truth about them".
    ~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952.
  • A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
    ~Texas Guinan. 19th century American businessman
  • I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
    ~Charles de Gaulle, French general & politician
  • Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
    ~Doug Larson (English middle-distance runner who won gold medals at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, 1902-1981)
  • We hang petty thieves and appoint the bigger thieves to public office.
    ~Aesop, Greek slave & fable author
  • Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
    ~Plato, ancient Greek Philosopher
  • Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
    ~Nikita Khrushchev, Russian Soviet politician
  • When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become PM; I'm beginning to believe it.
    ~Quoted in 'Clarence Darrow for the Defense' by Irving Stone.
  • Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
    ~John Quinton, American actor/writer

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