25 more quotes on politics

  • The rise of democracy was the most important accomplishment of the 20th Century. Societal wellbeing depends on the ability of citizens to participate in political discussions and influence public policy. – Amartya Sen
  • We do not imitate, but are a model to others. – Pericles
  • No nation is fit to set in judgment upon any other nation. – Woodrow Wilson
  • It’s every American’s duty to support his government, but not necessarily in the style to which it has become accustomed. – Thomas Clifford
  • Objection is when I say: this doesn’t suit me. Resistance is when I make sure that what doesn’t suit me never happens again. – Ulrike Meinhof
  • Democracy [is] when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers. – Aristotle
  • Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor. – James Russell Lowell
  • Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. – George Bernard Shaw
  • Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.  ~John Kenneth Galbraith
  • The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests.  An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy. – Woodrow Wilson
  • It’s not the voting that’s democracy; it’s the counting. – Tom Stoppard
  • Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • To rule is easy, to govern difficult. – Johann W. von Goethe
  • It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress. – Mark Twain
  • Applause, mingled with boos and hisses, is about all that the average voter is able or willing to contribute to public life. – Elmer Davis
  • Here is my first principle of foreign policy:  good government at home.  – William Ewart Gladstone
  • The government deficit is the difference between the amount of money the government spends and the amount it has the nerve to collect. – Sam Ewing
  • Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session. – Anonymous
  • Governments should not possess instruments of coercion and violence denied to their citizens.  – Edgar A. Suter
  • Let the people think they govern, and they will be governed. – William Penn
  • If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion. – George Bernard Shaw
  • No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. – Abraham Lincoln
  • Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true. – Polish Proverb
  • The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them. – Karl Marx


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