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

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

“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

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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“98% of politicians are either corrupt or corruptible.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

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

“I lost my individuality and compassion when I became a politician with no conscience.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Dano Janowski
“Biker George says God’s voice is not an opinion… It’s a decision. He is not politician trying to win an opinion poll.”
Dano Janowski, In the Wind with Biker George

Ljupka Cvetanova
“There are honest politicians. They haven't won the elections yet.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Abhijit Naskar
“The world is not yet ready for democracy, so it is imperative that the conscientious individual gets in power, so that the non-conscientious ones do not ruin the society with their craving for power and authority.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“Remember, the difference between a dictator and a true leader, is in intention.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“The world of today can only be uplifted through positive authoritarianism, not through the so-called democracy. But the point is, whenever you think of authoritarianism or dictatorship, you relate it to tyranny, yet that’s only the negative side of authoritarianism. You never see the true, compassionate leader, as a dictator, because you don’t feel oppressed by him or her.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“The world of today can only be uplifted through positive authoritarianism, not through the so-called democracy. But the point is, whenever you think of authoritarianism or dictatorship, you relate it to tyranny, yet that’s only the negative side of authoritarianism. You never see the true, compassionate leader, as a dictator, because you don’t feel oppressed by him or her. So, it is all about the willingness of the people. When the people willingly give authority to a politician that politician is called a leader, whereas, when that authority is gained by force by a politician, he or she is hailed as a dictator. A father can be either a good, caring and responsible guardian or a drunkard, but a father is not necessarily a drunkard. It is the same with a politician. A politician can be either a good, caring and responsible guardian of his or her society, or a psychological drunkard, but a politician is not necessarily an oppressor. Now the question is - what are you - a leader or a tyrant?”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“Think about it a little. Humanity is widely proclaimed by itself as a wise and conscientious species, only because of the actions of a handful of conscientious individuals. Why does humanity not realize that it is not the responsibility of only a handful of individuals to be wise, to be courageous, to be conscientious and to be humane, rather it is the existential responsibility of all humans!”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“Harsh as it may sound, the human society needs an authority figure, a guardian figure - be it a glamorous fool, a megalomaniac tyrant or an actual, conscientious, courageous and above all wise leader.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“Only a leader - a true leader - a leader with veins of steel - and conscience made of thunderbolt, can create a progressive, effective and humane system of politics.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“Politics does not make leaders, leaders make right politics.”
Abhijit Naskar

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most of most politicians’ answers are long-winded implicit ways of saying: ‘I don’t know’ or ‘I don’t want you to know’.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“A politician's mouth will always be bigger than their brain, but not as big as their self importance.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“A politician has three faces.
The one he was born with.
The one he shows the general populace.
And lastly...
The one that he shows his most trusted friends & clients who he is in bed with.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Does an honest politician really exist or have we been reading too many fairytales?”
Anthony T. Hincks.

“The fool may even look distinguished
If dressed well, in Council Hall;
And this impression's not extinguished
As long as he does not speak at all.”
Narayan Pandit, The Hitopadesa

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