John F. Kennedy
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.
H. L. Mencken
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.
P. J. O'Rourke
The good news is that, according to the Obama administration, the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration, you're rich.
Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.
If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.
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