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'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is fir... - Thomas Paine
A billion here and a billion there, and soon you're talking about real... - Everett McKinley Dirksen
A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits. - Woodrow Wilson
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has... - Franklin D. Roosevelt
A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dea... - Leo Rosten
A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way th... - Caskie Stinnett
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by litt... - Ralph Waldo Emerson
A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or... - Frank Lloyd Wright
A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he... - Harry S. Truman
A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better... - Leonard Bernstein
A recent conversation: Dubya: Look at the clock, time is racing! Chene... - Dennis Miller
A war for a great principle ennobles a nation. - Albert Pike
After much prayerful consideration, I feel that I must say I have clim... - George C. Wallace
All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justic... - Albert Einstein
All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends h... - Harry S. Truman
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cher... - John Quincy Adams
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have ... - T. S. Eliot
An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the bra... - Arnold H. Glasow
Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically... - Gore Vidal
Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held a... - Gore Vidal
As you make your bed, so you must lie in it. - Daniel J. Boorstin
Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. - George Jean Nathan
Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote. - William E. Simon
Beguiled by George S. Bush's easy smile and casual indifference to the... - Roger Ebert
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the polic... - Spiro T. Agnew
Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as dis... - Ambrose Bierce
Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are c... - John Stuart Mill
Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose. - George F. Will
Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you ... - Alan Coren
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least... - Robert Byrne
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people... - E. B. White
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the r... - Aristotle
Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock... - Will Rogers
Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is ... - Robert Orben
El Salvador is a democracy so it's not surprising that there are many ... - Dan Quayle
Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor... - Lady Bird Johnson
Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with... - Charles Krauthammer
For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred... - John W. Gardner
Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues. - Thomas Hobbes
Frankly, I don't mind not being President. I just mind that someone el... - Edward M. Kennedy
Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure but... - William O. Douglas
Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be. - Daniel J. Boorstin
Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one. - A. J. Liebling
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never vo... - Gore Vidal
He loved politicians - even Republicans. - Margaret Truman
He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers. - Henry B. Adams
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander. - Napoleon Bonaparte
Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned. - Milton Friedman
Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against. - W. C. Fields
I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for... - W. S. Gilbert
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end. - Margaret Thatcher
I am not anti-American. But I am strongly pro-Canadian. - John G. Diefenbaker
I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and demo... - Dan Quayle
I can identify with steelworkers. I can identify with workers that hav... - Dan Quayle
I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an elect... - Gerhard Schroeder
I cannot help but wonder whether, by continuing and expanding the scho... - Charles McC Mathias, Jr.
I deserve respect for the things I did not do. - Dan Quayle
I do have a political agenda. It's to have as few regulations as possi... - Dan Quayle
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. - Will Rogers
I happen to be a Republican president - ah, the vice president. - Dan Quayle
I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses bec... - Arthur C. Clarke
I have a very good family. I'm very fortunate to have a very good fami... - Dan Quayle
I have made good judgements in the past. I have made good judgements i... - Dan Quayle
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office... - Thomas Jefferson
I just don't believe in the basic concept that someone should make the... - Dan Quayle
I know many writers who first dictate passages, then polish what they ... - Edward Koch
I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix. - Dan Quayle
I met someone on the street who said wasn't it great that we're going ... - Andy Warhol
I should have had a circuitous answer that was a non-answer. - Geraldine A. Ferraro
I spend a great deal of time with the President. We have a very close,... - Dan Quayle
I think there is one higher office than president and I would call tha... - Gary Hart
I want to be Robin to Bush's Batman. - Dan Quayle
I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican admin... - Jeane J. Kirkpatrick
I was known as the chief grave robber of my state. - Dan Quayle
I was recently on a tour of Latin America,and the only regret I have w... - Dan Quayle
I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice... - Barry M. Goldwater
I'm going to be a vice president very much like George Bush was. He pr... - Dan Quayle
I'm not a member of any organized political party, I'm a Democrat! - Will Rogers
I'm the lamest lame duck there could be. - George C. Wallace
I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill. It's bloody and messy and... - Oliver Stone
I've never professed to be anything but an average student. - Dan Quayle
If a politician murders his mother, the first response of the press or... - Meg Greenfield
If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living asking 'Do you ... - John Cleese
If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve. - William Sherman
If the United Nations is a country unto itself, then the commodity it ... - Esther B. Fein
If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they d... - Nelson Mandela
If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal. - Emma Goldman
If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectab... - Louis D. Brandeis
If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God wil... - Adm Hyman Rickover
If you don't like the President, it costs you 90 bucks to fly to Washi... - Edward Koch
If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the l... - Winston Churchill
If you seek violence, we will seek to put you in jail. - Edward Koch
Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having ... - Dan Quayle
In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith. - James William Fulbright
In George Bush you get experience, and with me you get - The Future! - Dan Quayle
In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a ... - Dick Gregory
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant. - Charles De Gaulle
In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the elec... - Charles De Gaulle
In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anythin... - Margaret Thatcher
In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankf... - H. L. Mencken
Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber... - Ronald Reagan
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be bette... - Doug Larson
It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested in four san... - Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing majority might fin... - Sandra Day O'Connor
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than t... - Mohandas Gandhi
It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious liberty from ... - Sandra Day O'Connor
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people wh... - Joseph Stalin
It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be electe... - George MacDonald
It's rural America. It's where I came from. We always refer to ourselv... - Dan Quayle
It's time for the human race to enter the solar system. - Dan Quayle
Justice is incidental to law and order. - J. Edgar Hoover
Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligamen... - Daniel Webster
Let me just tell you how thrilling it really is, and how, what a chall... - Dan Quayle
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism i... - William Ewart Gladstone
Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more pe... - John Kenneth Galbraith
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. - Kahlil Gibran
Lookit, I've done it their way this far and now it's my turn. I'm my o... - Dan Quayle
Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident ... - Thomas B. Macaulay
Most of us are honest all the time, and all of us are honest most of t... - Charles McC Mathias, Jr.
Murphy Brown is doing better than I am. At least she knows she still h... - Dan Quayle
My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd... - John F. Kennedy
My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the di... - Jesse Jackson
My friends, no matter how rough the road may be, we can and we will, n... - Dan Quayle
My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been across the street a... - Sandra Day O'Connor
Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right. - Isaac Asimov
Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad rep... - Henry A. Kissinger
No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution... - Emma Goldman
Oh, that lovely title, ex-president. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that y... - Plato
One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, an... - Dan Quayle
Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving gove... - Thurgood Marshall
Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates ... - Marion Barry
Pakistan was once called the most allied ally of the United States. We... - Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
People cut themselves off from their ties of the old life when they co... - Tom Bradley
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the ... - Newt Gingrich
Political campaigns are designedly made into emotional orgies which en... - James Harvey Robinson
Political theory provides a common language with which people in this ... - Kirk O'Donnell
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even... - Nikita S. Khrushchev
Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs w... - Paul Valery
Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshe... - Mao Tse-Tung
Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concern... - Richard Armour
Politics, n: Poly "many" + tics "blood-sucking parasites" - Larry Hardiman
Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principle... - Ambrose Bierce
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow... - R. Buckminster Fuller
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. - Lord Acton
Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed. - Mark Twain
Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened resp... - Pope John Paul II
Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often... - Russell Baker
Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future. - Jimmy Carter
Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and ... - Dan Quayle
Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative posit... - Grover Cleveland
So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for ... - Roger Baldwin
Sometimes cameras and television are good to people and sometimes they... - Dan Quayle
Standing, standing, standing - why do I have to stand all the time? Th... - Daniel J. Boorstin
Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; ... - Mark Twain
Take our politicians: they're a bunch of yo-yos. The presidency is now... - Saul Bellow
Television is democracy at its ugliest. - Paddy Chayevsky
Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no bord... - Jacques Chirac
The accursed power which stands on Privilege (And goes with Women, and... - Hilaire Belloc
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist ... - H. Ross Perot
The American people want to preserve their American heritage, and they... - John F. Seiberling
The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Q... - Dan Quayle
The art of creation is older than the art of killing. - Edward Koch
The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the... - Neal Barnard, M.D.
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their n... - Dante Alighieri
The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter... - P. J. O'Rourke
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. - R. Buckminster Fuller
The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of d... - Theodore H. White
The future will be better tomorrow. - Dan Quayle
The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in... - Dan Quayle
The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like brea... - Adlai E. Stevenson
The Liberals are the flying saucers of politics. No one can make head ... - John G. Diefenbaker
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in... - John Kenneth Galbraith
The most important political office is that of the private citizen. - Louis D. Brandeis
The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that ... - Oscar Levant
The other day the President said, I know you've had some rough times, ... - Dan Quayle
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing w... - John Stuart Mill
The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the fac... - Clare Boothe Luce
The President is going to benefit from me reporting directly to him wh... - Dan Quayle
The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the lev... - Albert Einstein
The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much ... - Maureen Murphy
The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploite... - Fidel Castro
The secret of getting things done is to act! - Dante Alighieri
The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a cr... - Erich Fromm
The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. They did not want ... - Herbert Hoover
The United States brags about its political system, but the President ... - Deng Xiaoping
The unpleasant sound Bush is emitting as he traipses from one conserva... - George F. Will
The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate. Ever... - Bill Vaughan
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (a... - H. L. Mencken
The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war... - John Foster Dulles
Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they a... - Robertson Davies
There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never ha... - Gertrude Stein
There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there ... - Alexis de Tocqueville
There are no more liberals They've all been mugged. - James Q. Wilson
There is always some fig leaf being used. - Gary Hart
There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on se... - Will Rogers
They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know ... - Clare Boothe Luce
This election is about who's going to be the next President of the Uni... - Dan Quayle
This is an era of violent peace. - Adm James D. Watkins
This President is going to lead us out of this recovery. - Dan Quayle
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being go... - Plato
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. - Alexander Hamilton
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our a... - Gilbert K. Chesterton
Truth is a tendency. - R. Buckminster Fuller
Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you. - Ralph Nader
Under democracy, one party always devotes its chief energies to trying... - H. L. Mencken
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing. - Bernard M. Baruch
Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues. - George F. Will
We are a fact-gathering organization only. We don't clear anybody. We ... - J. Edgar Hoover
We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur. - Dan Quayle
We didn't actually overspend our budget. The health Commission allocat... - Frank A. Clark
We don't want to go back to tomorrow, we want to go forward. - Dan Quayle
We have to do more than just elect a new President if we truly want to... - Dan Quayle
We have, I fear, confused power with greatness. - Stewart L. Udall
We hold that the reckless disregard for human life implicit in knowing... - Sandra Day O'Connor
We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy. - Martin L. Gross
We will invest in our people, quality education, job opportunity, fami... - Dan Quayle
We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate... - Frank McKinney Hubbard
We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on t... - Dan Quayle
Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts. - Dan Quayle
What do the nationalists say about killers punishing murderers and thi... - Kahlil Gibran
What luck for rulers, that men do not think. - Adolf Hitler
What right does Congress have to go around making laws just because th... - Marion Barry
What you guys want, I'm for. - Dan Quayle
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one... - Edmund Burke
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first thing... - P. J. O'Rourke
When I have been asked during these last weeks who caused the riots an... - Dan Quayle
When I talked to him on the phone yesterday. I called him George rathe... - Dan Quayle
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm b... - Clarence Darrow
When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Cong... - John W. Gardner
When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with... - Imelda Marcos
When you make as many speeches and you talk as much as I do and you ge... - Dan Quayle
Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins ... - Thomas Jefferson
Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. ... - Robert F. Kennedy
Why does the Air Force need expensive new bombers? Have the people we'... - George C. Wallace
You better take advantage of the good cigars. You don't get much else ... - Thomas P. O'Neill
You can hardly say boo to a goose in the House of Commons now without ... - Harold MacMillan
You have a part-time job and that's better than no job at all. - Dan Quayle
You have not converted a man because you have silenced him. - John Morley