Politics and Diplomacy

"Fascism is capitalism plus murder."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"In America, you can always find a party. In Soviet Russia, The Party can always find you!"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"War is merely the continuation of policy by other means."

Rating: 2.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"On our crowded planet there are no longer any internal affairs!"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In every well-governed state, wealth is a sacred thing; in democracies it is the only sacred thing."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the commonwealth."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Israel is the largest American aircraft carrier in the world that cannot be sunk, does not carry even one American soldier, and is located in a critical region for American national security."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and stand out of the sunshine of the people."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"America is a country which produces citizens who will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A statesman shears the sheep. A politician skins them."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The proper memory for a politician is one that knows what to remember and what to forget."

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Politics is a substitute for violence."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Votes should be weighed not counted."

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Diplomacy is more than saying or doing the right things at the right time, it is avoiding saying or doing the wrong things at any time."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A diplomat is someone who can speak without saying anything."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off: it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"All the ills of democracy can be cured by more democracy."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"What were politicians? A politician was a person with whose politics you did not agree. When you did agree, he was a statesman."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A statesman is a politician who places himself at the service of the nation. A politician is a statesman who places the nation at his service."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary."

Reinhold Niebuhr The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness
Reinhold Niebuhr The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A conservative is a politician who wants to keep what the liberals fought for a generation ago."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A candidate is someone who gets money from the rich and votes from the poor to protect them from each other."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Lawyer (n): Larval stage of Politician."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"A politician is a man who understands government, and it takes a politician to run a government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead 10 or 15 years."

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Politics and the fate of mankind are formed by men without ideals and without greatness. Those who have greatness within them do not go in for politics."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Envy is the basis of democracy."

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell "Conquest of Happiness"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 7)

"He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Major Barbara"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Alliance, n. In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pocket that they cannot separately plunder a third."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Peace, n. In international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"A political leader must keep looking over his shoulder all the time to see if the boys are still there. If they aren't still there, he's no longer a political leader."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds."

Henry Brooks Adams
Henry Brooks Adams "Education of Henry Adams"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull. This is not always easy to achieve."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)