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Sad Political Quotes

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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The very ink with which all history
is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain


 

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
- Leonardo da Vinci

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Almost any sect, cult, or religion will
legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power.
- Robert A. Heinlein



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Those who play with the devil's toys
will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

History is written by the victors.
- Winston Churchill

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends.
- Robert E. Lee

The moral arc of the universe
bends at the elbow of justice.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

I object to violence because
when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold
is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of,
he always declares that it's his duty.
- George Bernard Shaw

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
- H. L. Mencken

Anyone who isn't confused,
really doesn't understand the situation.
- Edward R. Murrow

Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole.
- John F. Kennedy

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken

It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job:
it's a depression when you lose yours.
- Harry S. Truman

Mr. Attlee is a very modest man.
Indeed he has a lot to be modest about.
- Winston Churchill

The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
to justify too many tragedies in our history.
- Captain Picard of the television series
STAR TREK: The Next Generation

The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

I believe totally in a Capitalist System,
I only wish that someone would try it.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Credit is a system whereby a person who can't pay
gets another person who can't pay
to guarantee that he can pay.
- Charles Dickens

There is no such thing as public opinion.
There is only published opinion.
- Winston Churchill

The man who reads nothing at all
is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion
will legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power to do so,
and will follow it by suppressing opposition,
subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young,
and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.
- Robert Heinlein

Credulity - willingness to accept
unsupported statements without demanding proof -
is the greatest ally of the dictator and the demagogue.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It is dangerous to be right in matters
on which the established authorities are wrong.
- Voltaire

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

If Hitler invaded hell
I would make at least a favorable reference
to the devil in the House of Commons.
- Winston Churchill

These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert,
to fleece the people.
- Abraham Lincoln

God has cared for these trees,
saved them from drought, disease, avalanches,
and a thousand tempests and floods.
But he cannot save them from fools.
- John Muir

I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack
that life is extinct on other planets
because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
- John F. Kennedy

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president,
but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
- John F. Kennedy

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
- Arabic Proverb and Chinese Proverb

Advertisements contain the only truths
to be relied on in a newspaper.
- Thomas Jefferson

Although prepared for martyrdom,
I preferred that it be postponed.
- Winston Churchill

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

The attempt to combine wisdom and power
has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
- Albert Einstein

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

The lawyer's truth is not Truth,
but consistency or a consistent expediency.
- Henry David Thoreau

What do I think of Western civilization?
I think it would be a very good idea.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The inherent vice of capitalism
is the unequal sharing of blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism
is the equal sharing of miseries.
- Winston Churchill

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people
by the people for the people.
- Oscar Wilde

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out
in a war fought with the atomic bomb.
Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.
- Albert Einstein

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely
only after they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated,
journalism keeps us in touch
with the ignorance of the community.
- Oscar Wilde

The worst government is often the most moral.
One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane.
But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.
- H. L. Mencken

A good indignation brings out all one's powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
- Abraham Lincoln

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
- Albert Einstein

The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

I can make more generals, but horses cost money.
- Abraham Lincoln

I don't think the intelligence reports are all that hot.
Some days I get more out of the New York Times.
- John F. Kennedy

Nothing is more important in our national life
than the welfare of our children.
- Harry S. Truman (when signing the National School Lunch Act in 1946)

Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone
I love not to mix with it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic,
for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.
- Robert Lindner

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

Because we believe that our ethnic group,
our society, our political party, our God,
is better than your God, we kill each other.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Most people's historical perspective
begins with the day of their birth.
- Rush Limbaugh

Never stir up litigation.
A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.
- Abraham Lincoln

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie"
until you can find a rock.
- Will Rogers


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