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

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

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

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

H. Melvin James
“No truly dedicated minister of God, having true love of the flock, nor politician with true concern for the populous, will have gained wealth in the execution of those duties.”
H. Melvin James

Abhijit Naskar
“An accountable waitress is more capable of running a nation than a bigoted scholar.”
Abhijit Naskar, Good Scientist: When Science and Service Combine

Abhijit Naskar
“Having good politicians is important, but more important is to have good citizens.”
Abhijit Naskar, Good Scientist: When Science and Service Combine

“YOU GIVE US A SHARE
WE GIVE YOU THE LAW

तुम हमें हिस्सा दो, हम तुम्हें क़ानून देंगे

TUM HAMEIN HISSA DO, HUM TUMHEIN QANOON DENGE”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

Mick Herron
“Rumpus" was a favourite PJ-word; one he'd employed to describe a recent tabloid splash about his friendship with a lap dancer. It was also a term he'd used in reference to both 9/11 and the global recession.”
Mick Herron, Real Tigers

“A person can build his or her reputation to become a public figure by focusing on his or her priorities through action benefiting the lives of others instead of blurting out baseless promises solely from words.”
Saaif Alam

Iris Murdoch
“...politicians aren’t concerned with justice being done, they’re concerned with justice seeming to be done as a result of their keen-eyed vigilance.”
Iris Murdoch, The Nice and the Good

Abhijit Naskar
“Screw politics, serve the people.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Veins Ignite: Either Integration or Degradation

Abhijit Naskar
“Politicians are the conductors of society and the citizens are the musicians, only when they work together, can they produce beautiful music, otherwise, there’s only noise.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Veins Ignite: Either Integration or Degradation

Abhijit Naskar
“A know-it-all politician is far worse than a foolish politician.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Veins Ignite: Either Integration or Degradation

Abhijit Naskar
“Any act that involves human welfare is an act of politics - as such, science can be politics, philosophy can be politics, theology can be politics - thus, anybody who acts in the interest of human welfare is a politician, whether they hold an office or not.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Veins Ignite: Either Integration or Degradation

“If you want to win over the Greeks as an orator. Give your speech in a serious manner with an aggressive undertone - but make the content so sharp and witty that they are laughing while you are screaming at them.”
Monaristw

Abhijit Naskar
“People hold the reins of reform, not politicians.”
Abhijit Naskar, Generation Corazon: Nationalism is Terrorism

Mohammed Zaki Ansari
“If the system scared of your words. Congratulate yourself you are a successful writer”
Mohammed Zaki Ansari, "Zaki's Gift Of Love"

Abhijit Naskar
“Questioning the government is easy, what takes character is to be the solution.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

Abhijit Naskar
“Corrupt politicians are only symptom, real disease is populist democracy.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

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