101 Funny & Wiity Quotes About Politics That Show Why It Is The Art Of The Possible

Politics is one of those topics on which almost everyone has their own opinion! Everyone, even laymen, become experts in the matters of politics when it comes to discussion among friends and colleagues in college or office. What exactly are we talking of when we refer to politics? In simple terms, politics refer to the activities associated with the governance of a country or area, especially the debate between parties having power. The politics of any nation, or for that matter—world politics—often become a hot topic of discussion among groups, especially during the times of elections.

It is often said that politics is all about power. And even though politics is such a serious issue, politicians are among the ones who are made the most fun of. Don’t we all keep on hearing jokes about politicians and diapers? Not that everything they say about politicians is all fun. Politics of any country is rife with corruption, full of sex scandals, and uncomfortable truths. We have collected a series of politics quotes that will make you laugh, cringe, shake your head in dismay, and may even make you want to bang your head on the table!

Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

- Mark Twain

There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.

- A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches, Martin Luther King Jr.

Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.

- Mark Twain

You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.

- By Any Means Necessary, Malcolm X

Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.

- Robert Orben

A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.

- William S. Burroughs

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.

- Abraham Lincoln

After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.

- Ann Richards

The last thing I ever wanted was to be alive when the three most powerful people on the whole planet would be named Bush, Dick and Colon.

- Kurt Vonnegut

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?

- Mahatma Gandhi

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

- Groucho Marx

I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

- Thomas Jefferson

All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.

- John Steinbeck

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

- Ayn Rand

If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.

- Keith Richards: In His Own Words, Keith Richards

In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.

- Napoléon Bonaparte

The first duty of a man is to think for himself

- José Martí

Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.

- George Burns

I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. ... These two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.

- George Carlin

I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.

- Abraham Lincoln

The greatest and most powerful revolutions often start very quietly, hidden in the shadows. Remember that.

- Vampire Academy, Richelle Mead

The only difference between Hitler and Bush is that Hitler was elected.

- Kurt Vonnegut

If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.

- Life of Pi, Yann Martel

The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.

- The Republic, Plato

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.

- Ronald Reagan

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.

- Karl Marx

The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.

- John F. Kennedy

If you want to rebel, rebel from inside the system.That's much more powerful than rebelling outside the system.

- Legend, Marie Lu

Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.

- The Art of War, Sun Tzu

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.

- Barack Obama

Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.

- John F. Kennedy

One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

- Plato

You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker

- Malcolm X

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.

- Edward R. Murrow

If our Founding Fathers wanted us to care about the rest of the world, they wouldn't have declared their independence from it.

- Stephen Colbert

We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.

- Thomas Jefferson

Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.

- Frank Herbert

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

- Winston S. Churchill

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.

- Thomas Jefferson

You have to remember one thing about the will of the people: it wasn't that long ago that we were swept away by the Macarena.

- Jon Stewart

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.

- Pericles

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it....

- George Bernard Shaw

There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Robert A. Heinlein

It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.

- Aristotle

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.

- Screening History, Gore Vidal

He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.

- Major Barbara, George Bernard Shaw

In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.

- Mark Twain

Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.

- Robert E. Howard

Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.

- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

I have left orders to be awakened at any time during national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting.

- Ronald Reagan

Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.

- Frederick Douglass

The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!

- Albert Einstein

How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?

- Charles de Gaulle

As government expands, liberty contracts.

- Ronald Reagan

In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.

- Toni Morrison

I have never voted in my life... I have always known and understood that the idiots are in a majority so it's certain they will win.

- Louis-Ferdinand Céline

The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.

- Their Morals and Ours, Leon Trotsky

Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.

- Edward Abbey

To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.

- The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Douglas Adams

I have a problem with people who take the Constitution loosely and the Bible literally.

- Bill Maher

For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.

- Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World, Noam Chomsky

Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.

- Theodore Roosevelt

In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill... we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one.

- Plato

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons.

- The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Anaïs Nin

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.

- Winston S. Churchill

Everything is relative in this world, where change alone endures.

- Leon Trotsky

The death of one is a tragedy, but death of a million is just a statistic.

- Marilyn Manson

If you can feel that staying human is worth while, even when it can't have any result whatever, you've beaten them.

- 1984, George Orwell

There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America.

- Barack Obama

I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

- James Madison

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.

- H.L. Mencken

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.

- Ronald Reagan

In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.

- Peter Stone

Thanks to TV and for the convenience of TV, you can only be one of two kinds of human beings, either a liberal or a conservative.

- Kurt Vonnegut

The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin.

- Jay Leno

Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'.

- Ronald Reagan

When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.

- Abraham Lincoln

A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.

- Winston S. Churchill

If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.

- Hillary Rodham Clinton

Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!

- Allen Ginsberg

Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries unite!

- The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx

Dear Government... I'm going to have a serious talk with you if I ever find anyone to talk to.

- The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson

When I'm out of politics I'm going to run a business, it'll be called rent-a-spine

- Margaret Thatcher

I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.

- Harry Truman

Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.

- Henry Kissinger

No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.

- Mark Twain

Every society has the criminals it deserves.

- Red Emma Speaks, Emma Goldman

In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.

- Ambrose Bierce

Guns are our friends because in a country without guns, I'm what's known as "prey." All females are.

- If Democrats Had Any Brains, Ann Coulter

In this country we have no place for hyphenated Americans.

- Theodore Roosevelt

Don't get so tolerant that you tolerate intolerance.

- Bill Maher

Total paranoia is just total awareness.

- Charles Manson

The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.

- The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli

His sentences didn't seem to have any verbs, which was par for a politician. All nouns, no action.

- Charlie All Night, Jennifer Crusie

Everything can be explained to the people, on the single condition that you want them to understand.

- The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon

I do know that the slickest way to lie is to tell the right amount of truth--then shut up.

- Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein

He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command

- The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli

The short memories of the American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.

- Will Rogers

You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.

- Revolt in 2100/Methuselah's Children, Robert A. Heinlein

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