What are your favourite political quotes

So what are some of your guys favorite political quotes? Or what are some quotes that have some political background or made by some political figure?

Ill post some of mine:


"Don't let anybody make you think God chose America as his divine messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world."MLK

"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one." Thomas Paine

"But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings." FDR

"Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." -Nazi General Herman Goering

"They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America"-Fidel Castro

Matthew 19:4 "Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

"Privatization is a neoliberal and imperialist plan. Health cant be privatized because it is a fundamental human right, nor can education, water, electricity and other public services. They cant be surrendered to private capital that denies the people from their rights." - Hugo Chávez

"Marcos is gay in San Francisco, black in South Africa, an Asian in Europe, a Chicano in San Ysidro, an anarchist in Spain, a Palestinian in Israel, a Mayan Indian in the streets of San Cristobal, a Jew in Germany, a Gypsy in Poland, a Mohawk in Quebec, a pacifist in Bosnia, a single woman on the Metro at 10pm, a peasant without land, a gang member in the slums, an unemployed worker, an unhappy student and, of course, a Zapatista in the mountains."-Marcos

"History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce."-Karl Marx

"In terms of the economy, look, I inherited a recession, I am ending on a recession." George Bush

"My mind is my own church." Thomas Paine

“There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part, you can’t even passively take part, and you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop! And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!”-Mario Savio

"Life is beautiful. Let the future generations cleanse it of all evil, oppression, and violence, and enjoy it to the full."-Leon Trotsky

"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding." -Albert Einstein

"You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong no matter who does it or who says it"-Malcolm X

"I hate those men who would send into war youth to fight and die for them; the pride and cowardice of those old men, making their wars that boys must die."-Mary Roberts Rinehart


"Latinos are Republican. They just don't know it yet."-Ronald Reagan

"The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism—ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power."-FDR

"I hope we shall crush ... in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country"-Thomas Jefferson

"I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land. "- Jon Stewart

"dont think like a German that usually ends up really horribly" -Glenn Beck

"I'm not a leftist; I'm where the righteous ought to be." - M.M. Coady

"The moral test of a government is how it treats those who are at the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those who are in the shadow of life, the sick and the needy, and the handicapped." - Hubert Humphrey

If by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal." -John F Kennedy

"Treat the Earth well; it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." -Ancient Indian Proverb

"We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it."-Che Guevara

"The International Monetary Fund is the watchdog of the dollar in the capitalist camp."-Che Guevara