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 Am ringer, “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


What happens if a politician drowns in a river?

That is pollution.

What happens if all of them drown?

That is solution  ….!!!

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