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We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
~Aesop, Greek slave & fable author

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Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being
governed by those who are dumber.
~Plato, ancient Greek Philosopher

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Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge
even where there is no river.
~Nikita Khrushchev, Russian Soviet politician

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When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m
beginning to believe it.
~Quoted in ‘Clarence Darrow for the Defence’ by Irving Stone.

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Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the
tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnels.
~John Quinton, American actor/writer

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Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign
funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
~Oscar Ameringer, “the Mark Twain of American Socialism.”

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I offered my opponents a deal: “if they stop telling lies about me, I
will stop telling the truth about them”.
~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952..

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A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
~ Texas Guinan. 19th century American businessman

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I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to
be left to the politicians.
~Charles de Gaulle, French general & politician

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Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be
better to change the locks.
~Doug Larson (English middle-distance runner who won gold medals at
the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, 1902-1981)

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The Problem with Political Jokes Is They Get Elected.
~Variously attributed to Will Rogers and George Bernard Shaw

English: Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard...

English: Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw writing in notebook at time of first production of his play “Pygmalion.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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