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"Committees are a group of the unfit appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary."
 Carl C Byers

"History is littered with wars which everybody knew would never happen."
 Enoch Powell

"While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago."
 John Adams

"Women's rights became a movement because of man's wrongs."
 Unknown

"Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation."
 Henry Kissenger

"A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours."
 Milton Berle

"Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress."
 Mahatma Gandhi

"Most starvation in the modern world is caused by corrupt or inefficient government, by unfair trading or by war."
 John Young

"I am extremely patient, provided I get my own way in the end."
 Margaret Thatcher

"Politics is developing more comedians than radio ever did."
 Jimmy Durante

"Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation."
 Henry A Kissinger

"It is no longer acceptable in British politics to be fat or eccentric or religious."
 Ian Hislop

"Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have."
 Winston Churchill

"Priests are no more necessary to religion than politicians are to patriotism."
 John Haynes Holmes

"The most successful politician is he who says what everybody is thinking most often and in the loudest voice."
 Theodore Roosevelt

"Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his friends for his political life."
 Jeremy Thorpe

"Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even when there's no river."
 Nikita Khrushchev

"Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated."
 G. K. Chesterton

"The minorities are sometimes right. The majorities never."
 George Bernard Shaw

"Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt."
 Herbert Hoover

"The reformer is always right about what's wrong. However, he's often wrong about what's right."
 G. K. Chesterton

"Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people."
 Eleanor Roosevelt

"I did not say history was bunk. It was bunk to me . . I did not need it very bad."
 Henry Ford

"It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your job."
 Harry S. Truman

"Mr Speaker, I withdraw my statement that half the cabinet are asses - half the cabinet are not asses."
 Benjamin Disraeli

"Lady Astor to Winston Churchill "If you were my husband I'd poison your brandy". The reply was "If you were my wife, I'd drink it"."
 Unknown

"Who will free me from this turbulent priest?"
 Henry ll

"Democracy must be more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner."
 James Bovard

"Learn how to say 'I don't know'. If used when appropriate, it will be used often."
 Donald Rumsfeld

"You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have the facts you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on."
 Harry S. Truman

"Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable."
 John F Kennedy

"The trouble with political jokes is that very often they get elected."
 Will Rogers

"If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion."
 George Bernard Shaw

"If people want a sense of purpose they should get it from the archbishops and not from politicians."
 Harold Macmillan

"America is God's Crucible, the great Melting Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and reforming! God is making the American."
 Israel Zangwill

"If you can't convince them, confuse them."
 Harry S. Truman

"Kick out the Tories - and look what happens."
 Unknown

"Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture, as the little creep through, the great break through, and the middle-sized are alone entangled in."
 Wm Shenstone

"A politician is an animal who can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground."
 Unknown

"Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat."
 Hermann Goering

"Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf."
 G. K. Chesterton

"I remain just one thing, and one thing only - and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician."
 Charles Chaplin

"Tories are not always wrong, but they are always wrong at the right moment."
 Lady Violet Bonham Carter

"There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it."
 Havelock Ellis

"The meaning of the word politics: Poli - Latin for many, tics - blooksucking creatures."
 Unknown

"To want a change of government is like biting another lemon to see which is the sweeter."
 Unknown

 
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