Saturday, November 2, 2013


We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones 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)

I am reminded of a joke: What happens if a politician drowns in a river? That's pollution.
What happens if all of them drown? That's a solution!!!

Hat tip: Just Out


  1. Have a super weekend :) Big Hugs xxooxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. Great quotes. The Stevenson one was my favorite.

  3. Hmmm.... Can't disagree with any of them :)

  4. Those are Oh so true and very funny too. Take care Sandee and you and Zane have a great day.

  5. I think that all of us, regardless of political affiliation, can find humor in these :)

  6. What do you have if you have a politician buried p to his neck in sand? Not enough sand.

  7. what do you have when there are 10 politicians underwater? A good start.
    There truly needs to be reform in how politicians are elected and how many terms they can be elected. Plus let's throw in they get the same "benefits" we do- not their own special deals. Humpf. Get out the tar and feathers plus pitchforks- I am ready for a change!
    Great post Sandee - have a great weekend!

  8. Some of those are a long way back in history. I guess situations change, but politicians..not so much.

  9. Hate the lot of them

    Have a fabtastic day Sandee ;-)

  10. Good ones -- and now i can't remember if i ever told the one about Dr. Boudreaux and his take on politicians.

  11. Less politicians and politics would certainly be welcome.

  12. pollution vs solution. quite a concept there

  13. Politicians and babies should be changed often...and for the same reason. Term limits!!!

    Big hugs, honey...

  14. Wow! These quotes certainly give serious food for thought about politicians the world over!

  15. Those are all so true. Politicians will alway complicate the obvious and trivialize the momentous.

  16. Considering how little use I have for politicians, I can't find fault in any of these.

    "The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best." Will Rogers


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