Quotes And Sayings About Politics And Politicians

To quote American humorist and vaudeville performe Will rogers, “Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.”

That is one of the late cowboy-comedian Will Rogers’ many witty and sacarstic quotes and sayings about politics and politicians or quotations about politics and politicians.

quotes and sayings about politics and politicians

Our Malaysian politics and the many stupid Malaysian politicians are no different from other politicians around the world. They are a joke and a pain in the butt too.

Anyway, here I have cheery-picked some of the humorous and wise quotes about politics and politicians. Hope you enjo these political sayings and quotes:

“Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession.  I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.” – Ronald Reagan

“During a campaign the air is full of speeches” – and vice versa.  – Unknown

“Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.” – Unknown

“In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.”  – Charles de Gaulle

“Looking for an honest politician is like looking for an ethical burglar” – Mark Twain

“Politics: “Poli” a Latin word meaning “many”; and “tics” meaning “bloodsucking creatures”- Larry Hardiman

“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” – Plato

“Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.” – Richard Armour

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

“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

“Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.” – Henry Kissinger

“Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.” – Lily Tomlin

“How come we choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?” – Unknown

“The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.” – Ben Okri

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.  – Aesop

“A politician will do anything to keep his job – even become a patriot” – William Randolph

“Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.” – Unknown

“Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.” – Nikita Khrushchev

“My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference.” – Harry S Truman

“If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else’s expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves.” – Thomas Sowell

“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man.” –  Bertrand Russell

“Priests are no more necessary to religion than politicians to patriotism” – John Haynes Holme

“Men say I am a saint losing himself in politics. The fact is that I am a politician trying my hardest to become a saint.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get “to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do.” –  Will Rogers

“Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they’ve told you what you think it is you want to hear.”  -Alan Coren

“I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.” – Socrates

“Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence.  Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.” – William E. Gladstone

“A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.” – Winston Churchill

“George Washington is the only president who didn’t blame the previous administration for his troubles.” – Unknown

“Truth is not determined by majority vote.” – Doug Gwyn

“If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven.”  – Will Rogers

“The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.” – Adlai E. Stevenson

“Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” – George Orwell

“Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?” – Robert Orben

“Politicians can do more funny things naturally than I can think of to do purposely” – Will Rogers

“You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.” – Aristophanes

“The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office” – Will Rogers

“Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote.” – William E. Simon

“What this country needs are more unemployed politicians” – Edward Langley

“A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar” – Henry
Louis Mencken

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

“A political leader is necessarily an imposter since he believes in solving life’s problems without asking its question.” – André Malraux

“I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.” – Charles de Gaulle

“There is one sure way of telling when politicians aren’t telling the truth – their lips move.” – Felicity Kendall

“Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.” – Winston Churchill

“It has been the political career of this man to begin with hypocrisy, proceed with arrogance, and finish with contempt” – Thomas Paine

“Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.” – Marshall McLuhan

“The politicians don’t just want your money. They want your soul. They want you to be worn down by taxes until you are dependent and helpless. When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.” – James Dale Davidson

“The imbecility of men is always inviting the impudence of power.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“My definition of a redundancy is an air-bag in a politician’s car.” – Larry Hagman

“In golf, you keep your head down and follow through.  In the vice presidency, you keep your head up and follow through.  It’s a big difference.” – Dan Quayle

“A politician is a fellow who gives you the key to the city after he’s taken everything worth having” – Unknown

“The problem with political jokes is they get elected.” – Henry Cate, VII

“Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you, or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert” – Kahlil Gibran

“Politicians say they’re beefing up our economy.  Most don’t know beef from pork.” – Harold Lowman

“A politician doesn’t say it.  He is reading what was given to him in a speech.” – Unknown

“A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman thinks of the next generation.” – James Freeman Clarke

“Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.  In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.”  – Winston Churchill

“Nobody believes a rumor here in Washington until it’s officially denied.”  – Edward Cheyfitz

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