A few words from the wise!
A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. ~ Texas Guinan. 19th-century American businessman
A Government that robs Peter to pay Paul, can always depend on the support of Paul! ~ Will Rogers (1879- 1935)
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
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.
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
I am reminded of a joke: What happens if a politician drowns in a river? That is pollution.
What happens if all of them drown? That is a solution!
I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two are lawyers and three or more are the government.
~John Adams (1735 – 1826)
I don’t make jokes. I just watch the Government and report the facts! ~ Will Rogers (1879- 1935)
I contend that for a nation to try and tax itself into prosperity, is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. ~ Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)
The problem we face today is that the people that work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living. ~ George Bernard Shaw