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Quote of the day July 22nd, 2014

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

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... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy. Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

ALEX CAREY

A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.

WOODROW WILSON

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.

LEO ROSTEN

A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.

CASKIE STINNETT

A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

A good politician under democracy is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.

H. L. MENCKEN

A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.

HARRY S. TRUMAN

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.

LEONARD BERNSTEIN

A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in.

H. L. MENCKEN

A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it.

OSCAR LEVANT

A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.

ADLAI STEVENSON

A politician looks forward only to the next election. A statesman looks forward to the next generation.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.

CARL SANDBERG

A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.

CARL SANDBURG

A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both.

JAMES MADISON

A tyrant is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.

PLATO

A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.

ALBERT PIKE

Abraham Lincoln did not go to Gettysburg having commissioned a poll to find out what would sell in Gettysburg. There were no people with percentages for him, cautioning him about this group or that group or what they found in exit polls a year earlier. When will we have the courage of Lincoln?

ROBERT COLES

After much prayerful consideration, I feel that I must say I have climbed my last political mountain.

GEORGE C. WALLACE

All ideologies end up killing people. If you separate love from nonviolence you turn nonviolence into an ideology, a gimmick. Structures that are not inhabited by justice and love have no liberating or reconciling force, and are never sources of life.

JEAN GOSS

All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.

HARRY S. TRUMAN

Although he's regularly asked to do so, God does not take sides in American politics.

GEORGE J. MITCHELL

Although the connections are not always obvious, personal change is inseparable from social and political change.

HARRIET LERNER

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS

American society is now remarkably atomized. Political organizations have collapsed. In fact, it seems like even bowling leagues are collapsing. The left has a lot to answer for here. There's been a drift toward very fragmenting tendencies among left groups, toward this sort of identity politics.

NOAM CHOMSKY

America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.

WALTER CRONKITE

Among politicians the esteem of religion is profitable; the principles of it are troublesome.

BENJAMIN WHICHCOTE

An election cannot give a country a firm sense of direction if it has two or more national parties which merely have different names but are as alike in their principles and aims as two peas in the same pod.

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

T. S. ELIOT

An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.

ARNOLD H. GLASOW

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.

GORE VIDAL

Anyone that wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.

DAVID BRODER

Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.

GORE VIDAL

As an organizer I start from where the world is, as it is, not as I would like it to be.

SAUL ALINSKY

As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be aware of change in the air however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.

WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.

DANIEL J. BOORSTIN

At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols.

ALDOUS HUXLEY

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.

WILLIAM E. SIMON

But the greatest menace to our civilization today is the conflict between giant organized systems of self-righteousness -- each system only too delighted to find that the other is wicked -- each only too glad that the sins give it the pretext for still deeper hatred and animosity.

HERBERT BUTTERFIELD

Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president.

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

Citizenship is what makes a republic -- monarchies can get along without it.

MARK TWAIN

Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.

SPIRO T. AGNEW

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.

AMBROSE BIERCE

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.

JOHN STUART MILL

Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.

GEORGE WILL

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.

ROBERT BYRNE

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.

E. B. WHITE

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.

ARISTOTLE

Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president.

JOHNNY CARSON

Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?

ROBERT ORBEN

El Salvador is a democracy so it's not surprising that there are many voices to be heard here. Yet in my conversations with Salvadorans... I have heard a single voice.

DAN QUAYLE

Elections are a good deal like marriages. There's no accounting for anyone's taste. Every time we see a bridegroom we wonder why she ever picked him, and it's the same with public officials.

WILL ROGERS

Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT

Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.

LADY BIRD JOHNSON

Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke

WILL ROGERS

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.

JOHN W. GARDNER

Frankly, I don't mind not being President. I just mind that someone else is.

EDWARD KENNEDY

Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.

WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.

DANIEL J. BOORSTIN

Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.

A. J. LIEBLING

Genuine politics -- even politics worthy of the name -- the only politics I am willing to devote myself to -- is simply a matter of serving those around us: serving the community and serving those who will come after us. Its deepest roots are moral because it is a responsibility expressed through action, to and for the whole.

VACLAV HAVEL

Good thing we've still got politics in Texas -- finest form of free entertainment ever invented.

MOLLY IVINS

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.

GORE VIDAL

He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers.

HENRY B. ADAMS

He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.

MILTON FRIEDMAN

Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.

W. C. FIELDS

Here we are the way politics ought to be in America; the politics of happiness, the politics of purpose and the politics of joy.

HUBERT H. HUMPHREY

I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics.

BARACK OBAMA

I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all.

WILLIAM GILBERT

I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.

MARGARET THATCHER

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change.

DAN QUAYLE

I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days.

GERHARD SCHROEDER

I deserve respect for the things I did not do.

DAN QUAYLE

I do have a political agenda. It's to have as few regulations as possible.

DAN QUAYLE

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

WILL ROGERS

I don't want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the Four Horsemen of Calumny - Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry, and Smear.

MARGARET CHASE SMITH

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.

ARTHUR C. CLARKE

I have a very good family. I'm very fortunate to have a very good family. I believe very strongly in the family. It's one of the things we have in our platform, is to talk about it.

DAN QUAYLE

I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them. [1952]

ADLAI STEVENSON

I have made good judgements in the past. I have made good judgements in the future.

DAN QUAYLE

I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

I just don't believe in the basic concept that someone should make their whole career in public service.

DAN QUAYLE

I know many writers who first dictate passages, then polish what they have dictated. I speak, then I polish - occasionally I do windows.

EDWARD KOCH

I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.

WILL ROGERS

I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix.

DAN QUAYLE

I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.

JOHN ADAMS

I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to Heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS

I spend a great deal of time with the President. We have a very close, personal, loyal relationship. I'm not, as they say, a potted plant in these meetings.

DAN QUAYLE

I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business.

SYDNEY POLLACK

I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.

GARY HART

I want to be Robin to Bush's Batman.

DAN QUAYLE


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