quotes tagged with 'politicians'

The time has come to act. May future generations look back on our work and say that these were men and women who, in a moment of great crisis, stood up to the politicians, the opinion-molders, and the establishment, and saved their country.

Author: Ron Paul, Source: UnknownSaved by becomeapc in politics constitution liberty patriotism action politicians 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or in few, is ever grasping, and, like the grave, cries, “Give, give.”

Author: Abigail Adams, Source: 1775Saved by ImaWriterIII in power politicians abigailadams politicalpower grasp grave 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men without a consequent loss of liberty! I say that the loss of that dearest privilege has ever followed, with absolute certainty, every such mad attempt.

Author: Patrick Henry, Source: 1788Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom politicians patrickhenry 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

Author: Nikita Khrushchev, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in politicians promises river bridges nikitakhrushchev 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Diplomats are just as essential in starting a war as soldiers are in finishing it.

Author: Will Rogers, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in war politicians military willrogers soldiers diplomats 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Army: A body of men assembled to rectify the mistakes of the diplomats.

Author: Josephus Daniels, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in war army politicians military soldiers josephusdaniels diplomats 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free.

Author: Harry Browne, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny children family drugs poverty politicians liberals conservatives leftwing rightwing harrybrowne 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is a mistake to think businessmen are more immoral than politicians.

Author: John Maynard Keynes, Source: unknownSaved by bluesfreak in perception morals politicians businessmen immoral 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The daily spectacle of atrocious acts has stifled all feeling of pity in the hearts of men. When every hour we see or hear of an act of dreadful cruelty we lose all feeling of humanity. Crime no longer horrifies us. We smile at the enormities of our youth. We condone passion, when we should understand that the unrestrained emotions of men produce chaos. Once we were a nation of self-control and austerity, and had a reverence for life and justice. This is no longer true. We prefer our politicians, particularly if they swagger with youth and are accomplished jesters and liars. We love entertainment, even in law, even in government. Unless we reform our fate is terrible.
Author: Taylor Caldwell, Source: A Pillar of IronSaved by richardkmiller in government law entertainment drama desensitization politicians 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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