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.
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
Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
William E. Simon
Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?