Saturday, 16 February 2008

What Are Politicians Made Of?

I thought it might be interesting to find out what people of substance, including politicians themselves think of politicians.

Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason. ~Author Unknown

All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field. ~Albert Einstein

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant. ~Charles de Gaulle

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where they is no river. ~Nikita Khrushchev

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. ~T.S. Eliot

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

Midas, they say, possessed the art of old
Of turning whatsoe'er he touch'd to gold;
This modern statesmen can reverse with ease -
Touch them with gold, they'll turn to what you please.
~John Wolcot

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop

Political language - and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. - George Orwell

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~George Jean Nathan

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

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