Humorous Quotes on Politics

Since this is a political season.. here are few apt quotes!

Courtesy: Ram

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 Mark Twain of American Socialism.”

I offered my opponents a deal:

“if they stop telling lies about me, I will stop telling the truth about them”.

— Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

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

— Texas Guinan. 19th century American businessman

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

— Charles de Gaulle, French general & politician

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

— Doug Larson (English middle-distance runner who won gold medals at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, 1902-1981)

We hang petty thieves and appoint the bigger thieves to public office.

— Aesop, Greek slave & fable author

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.

— Plato, ancient Greek Philosopher

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

— Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet Russian politician

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become president; I’m beginning to believe it.

— Quoted in ‘Clarence Darrow for the Defense’ by Irving Stone.

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

— John Quinton, American actor/writer


What happens if a politician drowns in a river?

— That is pollution…

What happens if all of them drown?

— That is a solution ….!!!

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