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I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
April 13, 1743 - July 4, 1826
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
427 BC - 347 BC
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
October 2, 1895 - August 19, 1977
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
September 27, 1913 - June 24, 2007
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken
September 12, 1880 - January 29, 1956
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).
February 2, 1905 - March 6, 1982
Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
June 25, 1903 - January 21, 1950
Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
January 30, 1882 - April 12, 1945
I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.
October 13, 1925 - April 8, 2013
In my country we go to prison first and then become President.
July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013
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