POLITICAL WISDOM QUOTES!
I hope you enjoy a walk back in time to see how others viewed politicians. Just think this was before politics in America became an occupation rather that a public service. We just can’t accept that our founding fathers created and improved life far beyond any civilization in history. We have fought and won many wars when attacked by external enemies. Sadly it looks like American politicians will have destroyed our freedoms, so many gave their life to preserve, from within.
“We hang petty thieves and appoint the great 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 President; 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
“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, 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)
“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him, better take a close look at the American Indians”
“Put all politicians on minimum wages and watch how fast things will change.”