Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Compilation of Essential Truths


- The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~Henry Cate, VII

- We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop

- If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven. ~Will Rogers

- Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato

- Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ~Nikita Khrushchev

- When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

- Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. ~Author Unknown

- Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. ~John Quinton

- 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

- I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, 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. ~ Tex Guinan

- I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. ~Charles de Gaulle

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

- There ought to be one day -- just one -- when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers

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