Favorite Quotations ~  Politics, 2 Political Junkie Handbook

"Never judge a country by its politicians." ~ Alfred Hitchcock

I am neither Republican nor Democrat. I am a registered independent because I find that I cast my votes not on the basis of party loyalty but on the issues of the moment and my assessment of the candidates. ~ Walter Cronkite

I have no belief in the system. So Sonny is perfectly at home (in Washington D.C.). Politicians are one step down below used-car salesmen. ~ Cher

Politics are… nothing more than a means of rising in the world. ~ Samuel Johnson

In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. ~ George Orwell

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace in a continual state of alarm (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing them with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. ~ H. L. Mencken

In politics a man must learn to rise above principle. ~ American Proverb

Thomas Jefferson declared, stating that he was speaking on behalf of the other founding fathers, ...(that) we should build a wall between the church and state. ~ Jimmy Carter, Mother Jones, 6/2/06

My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman’s dance. ~ Abraham Lincoln

You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose. ~ Mario Cuomo

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