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Before the U.S. Vice-President Debate

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Politics have no relation to morals. - Niccolo Machiavelli

In politics nothing is contemptible. - Benjamin Disraeli

Every country has the government it deserves. - Joseph de Maistre

Government is an endless pursuit of new ways to tax. - Unknown

The problem with political jokes is they get elected. - Henry Cate, VII

If men were angels, no government would be necessary. - James Madison

The art of government is the organization of idolatry. - George Bernard Shaw

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory. - John Kenneth Galbraith

Self-government won't work without self-discipline. - Paul Harvey

In politics, a lie unanswered becomes truth within 24 hours. - Willie Brown

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does. - Groucho Marx

I don't go around signin' no political documentaries. - Archie Bunker

An honest man in politics shines more than he would elsewhere. - Mark Twain

It's a terrible shame that politics has become show business. - Sydney Pollack

Politics is a profession where the paths of glory lead but to the gravy. - Billy Boy Franklin

Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for. - Will Rogers

A filmmaker we almost lost to politics... my friend and colleague, Warren Beatty. - Jack Nicholson

Personally, I'm against political jokes. Too often they get elected to office. - Henny Youngman

Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power. - Aldous Huxley

Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it. - Laurence J Peter

Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism. - Bill Moyers

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you. - Will Rogers

He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career. - George Bernard Shaw

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. - Thomas Jefferson

Obama and his attack dogs have nothing but hate and anger in their hearts and spew it whenever possible. - Donald Trump

Ex-Presidents of the United States get state subsidies. Not so in Russia. You get no government support. - Mikhail Gorbachev

I don't look for much to come out of government ownership as long as we have Democrats and Republicans. - Kin Hubbard

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government. - Donald Trump

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. - John Kenneth Galbraith

Idealism is like a castle in the air if it is not based on a solid foundation of social and political realism. - Claude McKay

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you. - Pericles (430 B.C.)

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. - Plato

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate. - Charles de Gaulle

Canada's political parties spend a few years in opposition and then govern as if it's permanent payback time. - Bob Rae

I'm not interested in cutting the feet off my characters or stretching them to make them fit my certain political view. - Margaret Atwood

When it comes to politics, I sit down on a sofa and grab some popcorn - or sometimes I crouch down in order not to get shot. - Sergey Galitsky

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen. - George MacDonald

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book. - Ronald Reagan

Every country must be absolutely free to adopt the type of economic, political and social system that it considers convenient. - Fidel Castro

If Obama resigns from office NOW, thereby doing a great service to the country, I will give him free lifetime golf at any one of my courses. - Donald Trump


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