Politician Quotes

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Barack Obama
“If there's a child on the south side of Chicago who can't read, that matters to me, even if it's not my child. If there's a senior citizen somewhere who can't pay for their prescription, who has to choose between medicine and the rent, that makes my life poorer - even if it's not my grandparent. If there's an Arab-American or Mexican-American family being rounded up by John Ashcroft without benefit of an attorney or due process, I know that that threatens my civil liberties. And I don't have to be a woman to be concerned that the Supreme Court is trying to take away a woman's right, because I know that my rights are next. It is that fundamental belief - I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sister’s keeper - that makes this country work.”
Barack Obama

Noam Chomsky
“It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste and cars.”
Noam Chomsky

Kate Atkinson
“He was born a politician.
No, Ursula thought, he was born a baby, like everyone else. And this is what he has chosen to become.”
Kate Atkinson, Life After Life

Dennis E. Adonis
“Voting is not a right. It is a method used to determine which politician was most able to brainwash you.”
Dennis E. Adonis

Henry Hazlitt
“The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.”
Henry Hazlitt

“The advantages of a hereditary Monarchy are self-evident. Without some such method of prescriptive, immediate and automatic succession, an interregnum intervenes, rival claimants arise, continuity is interrupted and the magic lost. Even when Parliament had secured control of taxation and therefore of government; even when the menace of dynastic conflicts had receded in to the coloured past; even when kingship had ceased to be transcendental and had become one of many alternative institutional forms; the principle of hereditary Monarchy continued to furnish the State with certain specific and inimitable advantages.

Apart from the imponderable, but deeply important, sentiments and affections which congregate around an ancient and legitimate Royal Family, a hereditary Monarch acquires sovereignty by processes which are wholly different from those by which a dictator seizes, or a President is granted, the headship of the State. The King personifies both the past history and the present identity of the Nation as a whole. Consecrated as he is to the service of his peoples, he possesses a religious sanction and is regarded as someone set apart from ordinary mortals. In an epoch of change, he remains the symbol of continuity; in a phase of disintegration, the element of cohesion; in times of mutability, the emblem of permanence. Governments come and go, politicians rise and fall: the Crown is always there. A legitimate Monarch moreover has no need to justify his existence, since he is there by natural right. He is not impelled as usurpers and dictators are impelled, either to mesmerise his people by a succession of dramatic triumphs, or to secure their acquiescence by internal terrorism or by the invention of external dangers. The appeal of hereditary Monarchy is to stability rather than to change, to continuity rather than to experiment, to custom rather than to novelty, to safety rather than to adventure.

The Monarch, above all, is neutral. Whatever may be his personal prejudices or affections, he is bound to remain detached from all political parties and to preserve in his own person the equilibrium of the realm. An elected President – whether, as under some constitutions, he be no more than a representative functionary, or whether, as under other constitutions, he be the chief executive – can never inspire the same sense of absolute neutrality. However impartial he may strive to become, he must always remain the prisoner of his own partisan past; he is accompanied by friends and supporters whom he may seek to reward, or faced by former antagonists who will regard him with distrust. He cannot, to an equal extent, serve as the fly-wheel of the State.”
Harold Nicholson

Edmund Burke
“A representative owes not just his industry but his judgement”
Edmund Burke

“In these times, a great leader must be extremely brave. Their leadership must be steered only by their conscience, not a bribe.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Colleen Hitchcock
“Why is it that we all say we hate our hypocritical politicians being controlled by special interests groups, and every election...we vote them in again.”
Colleen Hitchcock

Munia Khan
“Politics is clueless; I can claim -"I am a politician" only because I am not.”
Munia Khan

Tony Judt
“All modern U.S. presidents are perforce politicians, prisoners of their past pronouncements, their party, their constituency, and their colleagues.”
Tony Judt, Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A politician plus zero is not equal to zero; it is something minus!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A politician who has no compassion is nothing but an evil apparition; he is just a ghost, not a real man!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Abhijit Naskar
“It is easier to blame the politicians and civil servants than to take responsibility for the issues of one's own society. Society is us, so its issues are our responsibility - they are the responsibility of each one of us, from the scientist to the civil servant, from the janitor to the teacher, from the preacher to the sex-worker.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mad About Humans: World Maker's Almanac

Abhijit Naskar
“It is easier to blame the politicians and civil servants than to take responsibility for the issues of one's own society. Society is us, so its issues are our responsibility.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mad About Humans: World Maker's Almanac

Amit Kalantri
“Under efficient public administration citizens do their duties willingly and mention their rights fearlessly.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“No public administration will be acceptable unless the public servants are polite and pleasant to the people.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Public servants along with payment also get power, they should beat any private sector employee, any social work volunteer at providing good public service.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Public servants are the only servants who are routinely rude to their payer and still manage to retain their position and payment.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“From a public servant people expect humility and honesty, not harshness and hypocrisy.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“A public servant doesn't moves with compassion, comments or criticism, what moves him is a written complaint spoiling his service record.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“An incompetent public servant troubles the people but he tarnishes the president.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Systematic and sensible public administration in developing country shows its people how to function like a developed country.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Public administration in a nation should be so effective for its people that they should be comparing efficiency by saying, as good as government.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Incompetence of public administration system in developing countries compels its people to immigrate to developed countries.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Benjamin Constant
“Your party man, however excellent his intentions may be, is always opposed to any limitation of sovereignty. He regards himself as the next in succession, and handles gently the property that is to come to him, even while his opponents are its tenants.”
Benjamin Constant

Amit Kalantri
“The best time to fight corruption was ages ago, the next best time is now.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Accuracy of economics can be improved if economists consider the contribution of corruption to inflation.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“To curb corruption one must be courageous to confront and complain against the corrupt.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

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