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Politics Observation Quotes

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أنيس منصور
“السياسة فن السفالة الأنيقة”
أنيس منصور, كتاب عن كتب

Franklin D. Roosevelt
“If you treat people right they will treat you right ... ninety percent of the time.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Otto von Bismarck
“Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best”
Otto von Bismarck

“Every election is determined by the people who show up.”
Larry J. Sabato , Pendulum Swing

Thomas L. Friedman
“When widely followed public figures feel free to say anything, without any fact-checking, it becomes impossible for a democracy to think intelligently about big issues.”
Thomas L. Friedman

Harry Truman
“[The American President] has to take all sorts of abuse from liars and demagogues.… The people can never understand why the President does not use his supposedly great power to make ’em behave. Well, 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

George Orwell
“The ruling power is always faced with the question, ‘In such and such circumstances, what would you do?’, whereas the opposition is not obliged to take responsibility or make any real decisions.”
George Orwell

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
“A Man Without Honor
is Worse than Dead.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“If we look more closely, we see that any violent display of power, whether political or religious, produces an outburst of folly in a large part of mankind; indeed, this seems actually to be a psychological and sociological law: the power of some needs the folly of others. It is not that certain human capacities, intellectual capacities for instance, become stunted of destroyed, but rather that the upsurge of power makes such an overwhelming impression that men are deprived of their independent judgment, and...give up trying to assess the new state of affairs for themselves.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison

Edward Rutherfurd
“All empires become arrogant. It is their nature.”
Edward Rutherfurd, New York

Ethan Canin
“One of the hallmarks of our politics now is that we tend to elect those who can campaign over those who can lead;”
Ethan Canin, America America

“Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.”
Bergen Evans

P.J. O'Rourke
“Politics is the business of getting power and privilege without possessing merit. A politician is anyone who asks individuals to surrender part of their liberty - their power and privilege - to State, Masses, Mankind, Planet Earth, or whatever. This state, those masses, that mankind, and the planet will then be run by . . . politicians.”
P. J. O'Rourke

“You don't get to be the president of anything if you have bad manners.”
Daven Anderson, Vampire Syndrome

“Under current political dispensation to be an informed citizen, It's very important to understand the Polity of issues than Politics of it. The Polity will lead you to Constitution and politics will create chaos. The choice is yours.”
Ramkrishna Guru

“Compassion
is not just an emotion; it is a feeling that triggers a response. Compassion
marries empathy and action. It also requires respect for those who will come
after us—a commitment to stewardship.”
John Shaw, Restoring American Statesmanship: A Citizen's Guide

H.P. Lovecraft
“Nos sobran hombres reflexivos y liberales que no actúan o no pueden hacerlo, y los hombres de acción incapaces de pensar de forma visionaria y liberal.”
H.P Lovecraft

Иво Инджев
“Но понеже съдържанието не е най-силната страна на Борисов, остава да се вгледаме в опаковката. В неговата метафора тя е прозрачна - буквално и в преносния смисъл. Макар и да е доста позацапана вече тъкмо в 'шоколадовия' цвят...”
Иво Инджев, Премиер на РъБъ

Mitta Xinindlu
“Some people would make great politicians. They have excellent convincing skills and are able to lie more than it is necessary.”
Mitta Xinindlu

Guy Haley
“Sometimes the best move in politics is to refuse the game in the first place.”
Guy Haley, The Lost and the Damned

“Why is there never enough time to do things right, but always time to do them over?”
Michael A. Sullenger, Memoirs and Political Observations of a Midwestern W.A.S.P.: A View from Flyover Country

Joe Biden
“I believe all politics is personal, because at bottom, politics depends o trust, and unless you can establish a personal relationship, it’s awfully hard to build trust.”
Joe Biden, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

Leo Tolstoy
“If you feel pain, you are alive. If you feel other people's pain, you are a human being.”
Leo Tolstoy

Benjamin Franklin
“But Providence will bring about its own ends by its own means; and if it intends the downfall of a nation, that nation will be so blinded by its pride and other passions as not to see its danger, or how its fall may be prevented.”
Benjamin Franklin, Franklin's Autobiography

“All deeper interest in politics presupposes a touch of illiteracy. To adopt a real political party line you have to be capable of simplifying all questions; you must teach yourself to believe that all misery is due either to the communists or the fascists or parliamentarianism or the Jews or the bankers or the vegetarians or whatever. If you can't oversimplify you have no political clout.”
Jens Bjorneboe

“I could feel the collapse under their forces.”
-ipi(human_bot)

“There are only a few people who are able to change the map of the world”
Atef Ashab Uddin Sahil

“...The authoritarian is usually not some kind of evil genius but rather the bumbling fool, who in an attempt to become the biggest, most wealthy, most successful king of kings, ends up bringing down the entire system.”
Kara Cooney, The Good Kings: Absolute Power in Ancient Egypt and the Modern World

“If the present planting of humanity upon Spaceship Earth cannot comprehend this inexorable process and discipline itself to serve exclusively that function of metaphysical mastering of the physical it will be discontinued”
F. Buckminster Fuller

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