Some of these are very insightful...We hang petty thieves and appoint the great thieves to public office.~Aesop, Greek slave & fable author Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.~Plato, ancient Greek Philosopher Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.~NikitaKhrushchev, Russian Soviet politician When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.~Quoted in 'ClarenceDarrowfor the Defense' byIrvingStone. Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.~JohnQuinton, American actor/writer Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.~OscarAmeringer, "the Mark Twain of American Socialism."
I offered my opponents a deal: "if they stop telling lies about me, I will stop telling the truth about them".~AdlaiStevenson, campaign speech, 1952.. A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.~ TexasGuinan. 19th century American businessman I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.~CharlesdeGaulle, French general & politician Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.~DougLarson(English middle-distance runner whowongold medals at the 1924 OlympicGames inParis, 1902-1981) I am reminded of a joke: What happens if a politician drowns in a river? That is pollution. What happens if all of them drown? That is solution!!! (I don't know who said this)