quotes tagged with 'politics', page 3

It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.

Author: George Washington, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in politics influence american posterity country georgewashington futuregenerations 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In the creation of the federal government, the states exercised the highest act of sovereignty, and they may, if they please, repeat the proof of their sovereignty, by its annihilation. But the union possesses no innate sovereignty, like the states; it was not self-constituted; it is conventional, and of course subordinate to the sovereignties by which it was formed

Author: John Taylor of Caroline, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in politics liberty government freedom tyranny revolution federal sovereign states nullification johntaylorofcaroline 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.

Author: F A Hayek, Source: The Fatal ConceitSaved by jr00ck in politics economics hayek austrianeconomics 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.

Author: John Maynard Keynes, Source: The General Theory of Employment, Interest and MoneySaved by jr00ck in politics economics keynes keynesianeconomics 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We are involved in an intense battle. It is a battle between right and wrong, between truth and error, between the design of the Almighty on the one hand and that of Lucifer on the other. For that reason, we desperately need moral men and women who stand on principle, to be involved in the political process. Otherwise, we abdicate power to those whose designs are almost entirely selfish.

Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: Stand a little Taller, pg. 15Saved by cboyack in politics government truth power principle 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate - look to his character....

Author: Noah Webster, Source: Letters to a Young Gentleman Commencing His Education, 1789Saved by jrbond in politics principle character 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Those who refuse to participate in politics usually end up being governed by their inferiors.

Author: Plato, Source: unknownSaved by bluesfreak in politics 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]


"If you don't measure something, you can't change it. The process of leadership is one of painting a vision, then saying how you're going to get there, and then measuring whether you're actually getting there. Otherwise, you risk only talking about great things but not accomplishing them."



 

Author: Mitt Romney, Source: UnknownSaved by bhquoty in politics leadership goals 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]Author: Martin Luther King Jr., Source: http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Martin_Luther_King_Jr.Saved by Becky in politics truth evil good 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

And so long as they were at war, their power was preserved, but when they had attained empire they fell, for of the arts of peace they knew nothing, and had never engaged in any employment higher than war.

Author: Aristotle, Source: PoliticsSaved by cboyack in politics war power peace empire 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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