Quips on politics

 

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

“The word “politics” is derived from the Greek word “poly,” meaning “many,” and the word “ticks,” meaning “blood sucking parasites.” – anonymous

“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 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 (in a campaign speech in 1952)

“A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.” – Texas Guinan

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

“We hang petty thieves and appoint the bigger thieves to public office.” – Aesop

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

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

“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

“What happens if a politician drowns in a river? That is pollution. What happens if all of them drown? That is a solution!” – anonymous

 

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