101+ Best Politics Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational politics quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Politics Quotes

In America, anyone can become president. That’s the problem. George Carlin

Every citizen of this country should be guaranteed that their vote matters, that their vote is counted, and that in the voting booth, their vote has a much weight as that of any CEO, any member of Congress, or any President. Barbara Boxer

You can lead a man to Congress, but you can’t make him think. Milton Berle

The voting booth joint is a great leveler; the whole neighborhood  rich, poor, old, young, decrepit and spunky  they all turn out in one day. David Byrne

The presidency has a funny way of making a person feel the need to pray. Barack Obama

Voting is fundamental in our democracy. It has yielded enormous returns. Arlen Specter

I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress. Ronald Reagan

Young people need to vote. They need to get out there. Every vote counts. Educate yourself too. Don’t just vote. Know what you’re voting for, and stand by that. Nikki Reed

It’s useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk, or running for office. Shirley MacLaine

Never turn your back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never! Winston Churchill

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. P. J. O’Rourke

Do the unexpected. Take 20 minutes out of your day, do what young people all over the world are dying to do: vote. Rick Mercer

 Vote early, and vote often. Al Capone

Democracy is not something that happens, you know, just at election time, and it’s not something that happens just with one event. It’s an ongoing building process. But it also ought to be a part of our culture, a part of our lives. Jim Hightower

People say satire is dead. It’s not dead; it’s alive and living in the White House. Robin Williams

No one is born a good citizen; no nation is born a democracy. Rather, both are processes that continue to evolve over a lifetime. Young people must be included from birth. A society that cuts off from its youth severs its lifeline. Kofi Annan

Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole. John F. Kennedy

The primal principle of democracy is the worth and dignity of the individual. Edward Bellamy

Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. Mark Twain

Democracy is the ultimate, positive revolution because it gives each and every individual the power to control their lives. And we can work together to create a just, sustainable world. Bill Blackman

Presidency: The greased pig in the field game of American politics. Ambrose Bierce

The only title in our democracy superior to that of President is the title of citizen. Justice Louis D. Brandeis

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing  after they’ve tried everything else. Winston Churchill

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. Franklin D. Roosevelt

In politics stupidity is not a handicap. Napoleon Bonaparte

Democracy is not just the right to vote, it is the right to live in dignity. Naomi Klein

George Washington is the only president who didn’t blame the previous administration for his troubles

It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs. Albert Einstein

Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end. John Acton

Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism. Bill Moyers

The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries. James Madison

Those who would treat politics and morality apart will never understand the one or the other. John Morley

Our political leaders will know our priorities only if we tell them, again and again, and if those priorities begin to show up in the polls. Peggy Noonan

A leader has to lead, or otherwise he has no business in politics. Harry S. Truman

I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? Benjamin Disraeli

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

The future started yesterday, and we’re already late. John Legend

Russian communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great. Clement Attlee

Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate and to connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives. Oprah

We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. Winston Churchill

Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor. H. Jackson Brown

A house divided against itself cannot stand. Abraham Lincoln

Guard your light and protect it. Move it forward into the world and be fully confident that if we connect light to light to light, and join the lights together of the one billion young people in our world today, we will be enough to set our whole planet aglow. Hafsat Abiola

In politics  never retreat, never retract  never admit a mistake. Napoleon Bonaparte

We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends. Mary McLeod Bethune

Man is by nature a political animal. Aristotle

The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure. Albert Einstein

Vote! Voting’s the best revenge. Barack Obama

If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools. Plato

The biggest party in America is neither Democrats nor Republicans. It’s the party of non voters  a group that outnumbers the other two. Robert Reich

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. Rosalynn Carter

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government is to live under the government of worse men. Plato

Any politician who can be elected only by turning Americans against other Americans is too dangerous to be elected. Thomas Sowell

So democracy has never been for the faint of heart. And you’ve got to get involved and get engaged. Barack Obama

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. Groucho Marx

The most important political office is that of the private citizen. Louis Dembitz Brandeis

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. John F. Kennedy

Vote for the man who promises least; he’ll be the least disappointing. Bernard Baruch

Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong. Richard Armor

Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive. William F. Buckley, Jr.

Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little. Eleanor Roosevelt

A President cannot always be popular. Harry S. Truman

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.  F. Kennedy

Finality is not the language of politics. Benjamin Disraeli

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow. Anais Nin

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. Dwight Eisenhower

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. Abraham Lincoln

Moral outrage is the most powerful motivating force in politics. Morton C. Blackwell

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. Plato

To refuse political equality is to rob the ostracized of all self respect. Elizabeth Cady Stanton

We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both. Louis D. Brandeis

It is not the qualified voters, but the qualified voters who choose to vote, that constitute political power. Abraham Lincoln

I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. Will Rogers

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. Plato

No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent. Abraham Lincoln

There are checks and balances in government. The checks go to candidates and the balance to the people.

Should any political party attempt to abolish social security unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group of course that believes you can do these things. Among them are a few other Texas oil millionaires and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid. Dwight D. Eisenhower

I’ll show you politics in America. Here it is, right here. ‘I think the puppet on the right shares my beliefs. ‘I think the puppet on the left is more to my liking. Hey, wait a minute, there’s one guy holding out both puppets!’ Bill Hicks

He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself. Thomas Paine

Campaign promises are by long democratic tradition the least binding form of human commitment. Antonin Scalia

I have a problem with people who take the Constitution loosely and the Bible literally. Bill Maher

Have you ever seen a candidate talking to a rich person on television? Art Buchwald

Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people. Henry Clay

The collusion of big business, big labor, and big government threaten the spirit of small business that makes America great. Success should stem from entrepreneurial creativity, not political connectivity. Foster Friess

Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. Dwight D. Eisenhower

To err is human; to blame it on the other party is politics

Modern patriotism, the true patriotism, the only rational patriotism is loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it. Mark Twain

I think perhaps with time, instead of there being a politicization of humanitarian aid, there will be a humanization of politics. Audrey Hepburn

I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting. Winston Churchill

That mysterious independent variable of political calculation, Public Opinion. Thomas Henry Huxley

Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. Reinhold Niebuhr

No man will ever carry out of the Presidency the reputation which carried him into it. Thomas Jefferson

An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. Martin Luther King, Jr.

All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies. John Arbuthnot

Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody. Franklin P. Adams

Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct. Thomas Jefferson

All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people. James A. Garfield

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

If the Soviet empire still existed, I’d be terrified. The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now. Newt Gingrich