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Some wisdom from the past

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by porky, Apr 21, 2012.

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  1. porky

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


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


    If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven.
    ~Will Rogers

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

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

    When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.
    ~Clarence Darrow

    Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.
    ~Author Unknown

    If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
    ~Jay Leno

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


    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

    I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, 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

    Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
    ~Gore Vidal

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

    Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
    ~Ronald Reagan

    Politics: [Poly "many" + tics "blood-sucking parasites"]
    ~Larry Hardiman

    Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
    ~Doug Larson

    Don't vote, it only encourages them.
    ~Author Unknown

    There ought to be one day -- just one -- when there is open season on senators.
    ~Will Rogers

    You gotta love that Will Rogers.
     
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    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    Those are good, and the total truth
     
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