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"I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat." 
-- Will Rogers

"In our seeking for economic and political progress, we all go up - or else we all go down."
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

"A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it." 
-- Harry S. Truman

"I must say acting was good training for the political life which lay ahead for us." 
-- Nancy Reagan

"I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself."
-- Ronald Reagan

"If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: 'President Can't Swim.'"
-- Lyndon Johnson

"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber."
-- Plato

"And political parties, overanxious for vote catching, become tolerant to intolerant groups."
-- Wendell Willkie

"Being president is like running a cemetery: you've got a lot of people under you and nobody's listening."
-- Bill Clinton

"I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough tto have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning."
-- Adlai E. Stevenson

"If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power."
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks."
-- Doug Larson

"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

"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports."
-- George Washington

"An empty stomach is not a good political adviser."
-- Albert Einstein

"Political necessities sometimes turn out to be political mistakes."
-- George Bernard Shaw

"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it."
-- Mark Twain

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies."
-- Groucho Marx

"A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away."
-- Barry Goldwater

"No man is free who depends on his government for his sustenance, job, home, or hope."
-- John Perkins

"Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for a President. One hopes it is the same half."
-- Gore Vidal

"A politician thinks of the next election - a statesman of the next generation."
-- James Freeman Clarke
Issue:Volume 12 :: Issue 12

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