Politics Observation Quotes

Quotes tagged as "politics-observation" (showing 1-30 of 53)
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mahatma Gandhi
“وفي رأيي أن السياسة التي لا تربط بالدين قذارة محضة يجب تجنبها. إن السياسة ميدانها العمل لخير الأمم، ولذلك يجب أن تشد إليها إهتمام الرجل المتدين. أو بعبارةأخرى، الرجل الذي يسعى وراء الله ووراء الحق. أما بالنسبة إلى ففي رأيي أن الله والحق ، لفظان بديلان، يمكن أن يحل أحدهما مكان الآخر. وإذا قال أحدهم أن الله رب لا يلتزم الحق، أو رب يحب عذاب الناس فإني سأرفض عبادته. لذلك يجب علينا أن نرسى في السياسة أيضا قواعد مملكة الرب”
Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections

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

“When wisdom drips blood fools stand triumphant.”

William Jennings Bryan
“The poor man is called a socialist if he believes that the wealth of the rich should be divided among the poor, but the rich man is called a financier if he devises a plan by which the pittance of the poor can be converted to his use.”
William Jennings Bryan

“Demokracija dozvoljava da se glas ljudi čuje, a zadatak je intelektualaca da osiguraju da taj glas ima pečat ispravnog kursa. Propaganda je demokraciji isto što i nasilje totalitarizmu. Tehnike su izbrušene u visoku umjetnost, daleko iznad bilo čega o čemu je Orwell sanjao. Aparat zamišljene različitosti u mišljenju, koji inkorporira doktrine Državne religije i eliminira racionalnu kritičku diskusiju, jedna je od profinjenijih metoda, premda su i sirovije tehnike u uporabi, i također nas efektivno sprečavaju da vidimo ono što gledamo, da naučimo i razumijemo svijet u kojem živimo.”
Naom Chomsky

“The love I see in this world is hate and prejudices.”
Jonathan Page Acabo

Katniss Prior
“However Kaita mostly took care of Lubris, thanks to her this city was still going despite Tallis' reluctance. Kaita knew more about the system then I did. But she never hinted about areas beyond the central outer rim, I desperately wanted to tell her what I saw, but she probably already knew I was seeing visions of death and destruction.”
Katniss Prior, Red Skies. Broken Cities. Sampler

Bill Maher
“Did you know that the United States is ranked fiftieth in the world in life expectancy? And the forty-nine loser countries where they live longer than us...they live shackled to the tyranny of nonprofit health care. Here in America, you're not coughing up blood, little Bobby, you're coughing up freedom!”
Bill Maher, The New New Rules: A Funny Look At How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass

Jade Chang
“How can we be a polis when 95 percent of us would rather watch aging housewives bicker on TV than express a well-formed opinion of our own?”
Jade Chang

L. Frank Baum
“The women of the world will dominate politics, some day, and you mustn't be too old-fashioned in your notions to join the procession of progress.”
L. Frank Baum, Phoebe Daring: A Story for Young Folk

“I have found that, You matter if people go out of their way to find you and criticize you!”
Pamela Martin

“The worst crimes were dared by a few, willed by more and tolerated by all.”
Cornelius Tacitus

Stewart Stafford
“The smart voter is politically-fluid in that they don't rigidly believe that the same viewpoint, party manifesto or individual is the poultice for all maladies in every election. They attune themselves to the zeitgeist, search for potentially-reputable parties and candidates with suitable policies and cast their vote accordingly.”
Stewart Stafford

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