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The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal - that you can gather votes like box tops - is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.

The lady's not for turning.

The man who can make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, grow on the spot where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and render more essential service to the country, than the whole race of politicians put together.

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.

The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best.

The most important office is that of private citizen.

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too. See quote detail

The other day the President said, I know you've had some rough times, and I want to do something that will show the nation what faith that I have in you, in your maturity and sense of responsibility. He paused, then said, would you like a puppy?

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.

The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face.

The politics of courts are so mean that private people would be ashamed to act in the same way; all is trick and finesse, to which the common cause is sacrificed.

The President is going to benefit from me reporting directly to him when I arrive.

The purification of politics is an iridescent dream.

The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them.

The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.

The Republicans have their splits right after election and Democrats have theirs just before an election.

The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used exclusively for the benefit of the people, to whom they belong.

The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.

The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.

The secret of getting things done is to act!


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