Political Quotes

Politics has always played a significant role in daily life, but these political quotations help us put things in perspective.

We see campaigns on our phones, in our newsfeeds, and on the news during election years.

The constant campaigning between federal, state, and municipal elections makes it feel like there’s always a Democrat-Republican race someplace.

We’ve compiled the best statements regarding politics, politicians, elections, and voting for whoever your preferred candidate is.

We’ve discovered that dealing with the unending rounds of debates, campaign speeches, and exit polls requires a strong sense of humor, so you’ll find some humorous political quotations here as well!

100+ Quotes About Politics

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.― George Orwell

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.― George Orwell

Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.___Aristotle


The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.___Winston Churchill

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.___Winston Churchill

Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.__George Orwell


When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.― Audre Lorde

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.― Audre Lorde

When the political columnists say ‘Every thinking man’ they mean themselves, and when candidates appeal to ‘Every intelligent voter’ they mean everybody who is going to vote for them.__Franklin P. Adams


When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it. – Clarence Darrow

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it. – Clarence Darrow

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


To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.― Douglas Adams

To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.― Douglas Adams

In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman.__Margaret Thatcher


Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.___Franklin D. Roosevelt


We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.__Martin L. Gross

We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.__Martin L. Gross

Politics is not a game, but a serious business. – Winston Churchill


When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening, foreign entity, it ignores the fact that in our democracy, government is us.__Barack Obama


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

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

The single best thing about coming out of the closet is that nobody can insult you by telling you what you’ve just told them.― Rachel Maddow


Democrats think the glass is half full. Republicans think the glass is theirs. – Anonymous

Democrats think the glass is half full. Republicans think the glass is theirs. – Anonymous

In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.__Franklin D. Roosevelt


The United States is a nation of laws, badly written and randomly enforced.― Frank Zappa


Mankind will never see an end of trouble until lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power become lovers of wisdom.__Plato


An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.__Albert Einstein

An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.__Albert Einstein

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.__Ronald Reagan


There are always too many Democratic congressmen, too many Republican congressmen, and never enough U.S. congressmen.__Anonymous

There are always too many Democratic congressmen, too many Republican congressmen, and never enough U.S. congressmen.__Anonymous

Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. – George Bernard Shaw


Without a sense of identity, there can be no real struggle…― Paulo Freire


In politics stupidity is not a handicap.__Napoleon Bonaparte

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.__Napoleon Bonaparte

A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they’re dead.__Leo Rosten


Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.__Ernest Benn

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.__Ernest Benn

When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.― Thomas Sowell


Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule — and both commonly succeed, and are right.___H.L. Mencken


Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.___Winston Churchill

Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.___Winston Churchill

Fearlessness in those without power is maddening to those who have it.― Tobias Wolff


It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.___George E. MacDonald

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.___George E. MacDonald

The word ‘politics’ is derived from the word ‘poly’, meaning ‘many’, and the word ‘ticks’, meaning ‘blood sucking parasites.’___Larry Hardiman


Politics, noun. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.__Ambrose Bierce


The best thing about this group of candidates is that only one of them can win. – Will Rogers

The best thing about this group of candidates is that only one of them can win. – Will Rogers

If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.___Emma Goldman


When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads.― Ron Paul


Since the majority is always wrong, might we try one election day where all the losers take office?___Robert Brault

Since the majority is always wrong, might we try one election day where all the losers take office?___Robert Brault

During a campaign the air is full of speeches — and vice versa.___Anonymous


No one party can fool all of the people all of the time; that’s why we have two parties. – Bob Hope

No one party can fool all of the people all of the time; that’s why we have two parties. – Bob Hope

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.__George Eliot; Felix Holt, the Radical


Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.___Gore Vidal


Before you can begin to think about politics at all, you have to abandon the notion that there is a war between good men and bad men.__Walter Lippmann

Before you can begin to think about politics at all, you have to abandon the notion that there is a war between good men and bad men.__Walter Lippmann

It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.― Robert Anton Wilson


So, if we lie to the government, it’s a felony. If they lie to us, it’s politics.___Bill Murray

So, if we lie to the government, it’s a felony. If they lie to us, it’s politics.___Bill Murray

Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?___Robert Orben


Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against. – W.C. Fields

Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against. – W.C. Fields

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms.― Ron Paul


Politics — I don’t know why, but they seem to have a tendency to separate us, to keep us from one another, while nature is always and ever making efforts to bring us together.___Sean O’Casey


A political convention is just not a place where you come away with any trace of faith in human nature.___Murray Kempton


Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed. – Mao Zedong


Quotes About Politicians

To desire to be a politician, you have to be a special kind of person. That’s sometimes a good thing, and sometimes it isn’t!

Politicians work exceedingly hard, whether they are drawn to politics because they want to help others and improve their lives, or because they want to be powerful and well-known.

These are some fantastic politician quotes, whatever motivates them and whatever their flaws may be.

90% of politicians give the other 10% a bad name. – Henry Kissinger


A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.___Winston Churchill


Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process.___John F. Kennedy


Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.__Robert Byrne


Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.__Don Lucchese, The Godfather, Part III


Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.__Winston Churchill


A politician thinks of the next election – a statesman of the next generation.__James Freeman Clark


To oppose something is to maintain it… You must go somewhere else; you must have another goal; then you walk a different road.― Ursula K. Le Guin


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


As between God, country and apple pie, politicians have done the least harm in the name of apple pie.___Robert Brault


An honest man in politics shines more there than he would elsewhere. – Mark Twain


Statesmen tell you what is true even though it may be unpopular. Politicians will tell you what is popular, even though it may be untrue.___Anonymous


Now I know what a statesman is; he’s a dead politician. We need more statesmen!___Bob Edwards


Politicians and diapers should be changed frequently and all for the same reason. – José Maria de Eça de Queiroz


I think it’s about time we voted for senators with breasts. After all, we’ve been voting for boobs long enough.___Claire Sargent


Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.___Nikita Krushchev


We’d all like to vote for the best man, but he’s never a candidate.___Kin Hubbard


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


We are weary of politicians’ politicians. We want ours.__Gerald Stanley Lee


A politician is like quicksilver: if you try to put your finger on him, you find nothing underneath it.__Austin O’Malley


The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face.___Clare Boothe Luce


Politicians say they’re beefing up our economy. Most don’t know beef from pork.___Harold Lowman


A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.__Carl Sandburg


A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. – Texas Guinan


In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.___Charles de Gaulle


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


Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. – John Quinton


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


Quotes About Votes and Voting

The buzz of an election day is like no other.

Many of us can recall voting in our first election, and the fact that people wait in line for hours to cast their ballot demonstrates that voting is regarded as both a civic obligation and a privilege.

Throughout history, men and women have fought valiantly for equal rights and universal suffrage for the people in their communities.

Not exercising your right to vote not only discredits their efforts, but it also means you won’t be able to complain if you don’t get the result you wanted! Hopefully, these voting quotations will motivate you to vote before the polls close this year.

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. – George Jean Nathan


This right to vote is the basic right without which all others are meaningless. It gives people, people as individuals, control over their own destinies.___Lyndon B. Johnson


If we don’t vote, we are ignoring history and giving away the future.___Pat Mitchell


Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.___Franklin D. Roosevelt


Democracy is not just the right to vote; it is the right to live in dignity.___Naomi Klein


A man without a vote is a man without protection.___Lyndon B. Johnson


Can’t wait for tomorrow when I get to exercise my patriotic duty as an American: Complaining about how long it’s taking to vote.___Stephen Colbert


A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.___Edward R. Murrow


I believe that voting is the first act of building a community as well as building a country.__John Ensign


You’ve got to vote, vote, vote, vote. That’s it; that’s the way we move forward.___Michelle Obama


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


Every election is determined by the people who show up. – Larry J. Sabato


The vote is precious. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democratic society, and we must use it.___John Lewis


If you don’t vote, you lose the right to complain. – George Carlin


It’s not the voting that’s democracy, it’s the counting.___Al Smith


Voting isn’t the most we can do. But it is the least.___Gloria Steinem


Voting is a civic sacrament – the highest responsibility we have as Americans.___Christine Pelosi


Voting is as much an emotional act as it is an intellectual one.___Monica Crowley


I love voting day. I love the sight of my fellow citizens lining up to make their voices heard.___Beth Broderick


Talk is cheap, voting is free; take it to the polls.– Nanette L. Avery


Not voting is not a protest. It is a surrender.___Keith Ellison


Elections belong to the people.___Abraham Lincoln


Someone struggled for your right to vote. Use it. – Susan B. Anthony


When we vote, we take back our power to choose, to speak up, and to stand with those who support us and each other.___Loung Ung


The ignore of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.___John F. Kennedy


Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country, and this world.___Sharon Salzberg


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.___Margaret Mead


Voting is not only our right – it is our power.__Loung Ung


We can all agree on the importance of voting.___Jenna Bush Hagar


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