Quotes & Quips on Politicians

  • Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. – Plato
  • The problem with political jokes is they get elected. – Henry Cate, VII
  • We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. – Aesop
  • I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. – Charles de Gaulle
  • If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven. – Will Rogers
  • Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. – Nikita Khrushchev
  • Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. – John Quinton
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it. – Clarence Darrow
  • Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so. – Gore Vidal
  • There ought to be one day – just one – when there is open season on senators. – Will Rogers
  • Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. – Ronald Reagan

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