Saturday, October 26, 2013

Ahoy politician!

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

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

Politicians are the  same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no  river.

~Nikita  Khrushchev, Russian Soviet politician 

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 Defense' by Irving Stone.

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

~John  Quinton, American actor/writer

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."

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..

A  politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his  country.

~Texas Guinan. 19th  century American businessman

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

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)

I am  reminded of a joke: What happens if a politician drowns in a river?  That's pollution.
What happens if all of them drown? That's a  solution!!!

Courtesy: Internet friends

1 comment:

  1. These are spot on. Yes they are.

    Have a terrific day. :)