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The popularity of political quotes is not surprising. On a daily basis, there are items in the news addressing the politics of the day.

Most people want politicians to do more to help their individual districts. There are those who believe the government is too big and that the government should not be doing as much as it is doing.

These political quotes put these issues on the front burner for all to see.

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.
-Daniel J. Boorstin

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.
-Daniel Webster

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
-Dante Alighieri

The secret of getting things done is to act!
-Dante Alighieri

The United States brags about its political system, but the President says one thing during the election, something else when he takes office, something else at midterm, and something else when he leaves.
-Deng Xiaoping

Our party is a diverse one, as is my home state of Illinois.
-Dick Durbin

In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty, but in Chicago, it's a sport.
-Dick Gregory

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
-Doug Larson

Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.
-J. William Fulbright

I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an inkblot.
-Jeane Kirkpatrick

Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future.
-Jimmy Carter

In politics the middle way is none at all.
-John Adams

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
-John F. Kennedy

My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight.
-John F. Kennedy

The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.
-John Foster Dulles

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
-John Kenneth Galbraith

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.
-John Kenneth Galbraith

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Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
-John Kenneth Galbraith

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
-John Morley

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
-John Quincy Adams

The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
-John Stuart Mill

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
-John Stuart Mill

When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale.
-John W. Gardner

For every talent that poverty has stimulated, it has blighted a hundred.
-John W. Gardner

You know they say the most dangerous person of the world is a member of the United States Congress just home from a three-day fact-finding trip.
-Johnny Isakson

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
-Joseph Stalin

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
-Khalil Gibran

We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate.
-Kin Hubbard

Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.
-Lady Bird Johnson

A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.
-Leo Rosten

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.
-Leonard Bernstein

Republicans have nothing but bad ideas and Democrats have no ideas.
-Lewis Black

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
-Lord Acton

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
-Louis D. Brandeis

On page three there are politics quotes from Martin L. Gross, Milton Friedman, Napoleon Bonaparte, and others.

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