8 May 2015 - QUOTES REGARDING POLITICS


QUOTES REGARDING POLITICS

G'day folks,

We have all heard some awful remark about a politician. I've heard heaps, and made many more of my own about them. Check out these remarks ...

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 G au lle, 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 au thor

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?

  
It's pollution.   

What happens if all of them drown?  

It's a solution....!!!


Clancy's comment:  Wow, these would bring tears to a glass eye.

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