Politics proverbs

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◆ I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning.
- James Joyce99
◆ One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
- Plato99
◆ Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.
- Mark Twain99
◆ The secret of getting things done is to act!
- Dante Alighieri99
◆ The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
- Dante Alighieri99
◆ 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 Stalin99
◆ Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
- Aristotle99
◆ Politics have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli99
◆ If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
- Milton Friedman99
◆ If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
- Noam Chomsky99
◆ It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
- Mahatma Gandhi99
◆ I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.
- Andrew Jackson99
◆ I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
- Will Rogers99
◆ Freedom isn't free. It shouldn't be a bragging point that 'Oh, I don't get involved in politics,' as if that makes someone cleaner. No, that makes you derelict of duty in a republic. Liars and panderers in government would have a much harder time of it if so many people didn't insist on their right to remain ignorant and blindly agreeable.
- Bill Maher99
◆ 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 Mill99

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