Sunday, May 19, 2013

Thoughts On Politicians

Politicians are like a bunch of bananas: 
They’re all yellow
They all stick together
And there’s not a straight one in the bunch
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.
~Nikita Khrushchev, Russian Soviet politician

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm
beginning to believe it.
~Quoted in 'Clarence Darrow for the Defence' by Irving Stone

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go
out and buy some more tunnel.
~John Quinton, 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.
~Oscar Ameringer, "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".
~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
~Texas Guinan. 19th century American businessman

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be
left to the politicians.
~Charles de Gaulle, French general & politician

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to
change the locks.
~Doug Larson (English middle-distance runner who won gold medals at the 1924
Olympic Games in Paris, 1902-1981)


Jess said...

We hire 'em, then, like ignorant owners, with unruly dogs, we abstain from putting them on a short leash.

Janie Junebug said...

Dr. X wanted to POTUS when he was young. He would have fit right in.


Julie D said...

So glad to see nothing has changed since I've been away from blogging. LOL

Old NFO said...

ALL good ones!

lotta joy said...

Get your butt over to my place, now.

BBC said...

I swiped some of those.