Politics and Diplomacy

"Democracy is the pathetic belief in the wisdom of collective ignorance."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"How is the world ruled and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists and then believe what they read."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Vote, v. The instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Those who cast the Votes, they decide nothing. Those who count the votes, they decide everything."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

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

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

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

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The reason for having diplomatic relations is not to confer a compliment, but to secure a convenience."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The United States never lost a war or won a conference."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The Polish Communists are just like radishes. They are only red on the outside."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Communism is like prohibition, it's a good idea but it won't work."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite."

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It`s not the voting that`s democracy, it`s the counting."

Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard "Jumpers"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"True democracy has never existed, and never will exist. It is against natural order that the great number should govern and that the few should be governed."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"We'd all like to vote for the best man but he's never a candidate."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To wish greatness for one's country is to wish harm to one's neighbors."

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"If intelligence had anything to do with the voting process, then all the smart people would vote the same."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Demagogue: One who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The biggest argument against democracy is a five minute discussion with the average voter."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"How do you tell a Communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Cannon, n. An instrument employed in the rectification of national boundaries."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Kill one person you're a murderer, kill ten people you're a serial killer, kill a million and you get invited to a peace conference."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)