Apolitical Aphorisms


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

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 the election speeches, there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven. ~Will Rogers~

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 Prime Minister or Premier; 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~

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. ~ Tex Guinan~

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

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

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

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One Response to “Apolitical Aphorisms”

  1. Thomas Brown Says:

    Those of you who worry about Democrats versus Republicans — relax, here is our real problem.
    In a Purdue University classroom, they were discussing the qualifications to be President of the United States .

    It was pretty simple. The candidate must be a natural born citizen of at least 35 years of age.
    However, one girl in the class immediately started in on how unfair it was of the requirement to be a natural born citizen.
    In short, her opinion was that this requirement prevented many capable individuals from becoming president.
    The class was taking it in and letting her rant, and not many jaws hit the floor when she wrapped up her argument by stating:

    “What makes a natural born citizen any more qualified to lead this country than one born by C-section?”

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