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Politics Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes about politics
  1. #1
    “I never get involved in politics.”
  2. #2
    Laws are best explained, interpreted, and applied by those whose interest and abilities lie in perverting, confounding, and eluding them.
  3. #3
    And he gave it for his opinion, “that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
  4. #4
    “Sooner will a camel pass through the eye of a needle, than a great man be found by an election.”
  5. #5
    “Those who have no understanding of the political world around them have no right to criticize or complain.”
  6. #6
    “If you don’t want a house built, hide the nails and wood. If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none.”
  7. #7
    You have clearly proved that ignorance, idleness, and vice, are the proper ingredients for qualifying a legislator.
  8. #8
    When a great office is vacant, either by death or disgrace (which often happens,) five or six of those candidates petition the emperor to entertain his majesty and the court with a dance on the rope; and whoever jumps the highest, without falling, succeeds in the office.
  9. #9
    Sudden shifts and changes are no bad preparation for political life.
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