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Offline zarus tathra

Post Your Best Political Quotes
« on: September 08, 2013, 12:51:58 AM »
Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defence of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all. -Adam Smith
?"Belief is always most desired, most pressingly needed, when there is a lack of will." -Friedrich Nietzsche

Ideals are imperfect. Morals are self-serving.

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Re: Post Your Best Political Quotes
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2013, 12:56:08 AM »
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself."

~Mark Twain
"Existence is beautiful, if you let it be. Life is not a question. There does not need to be an answer."
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Offline SGOS

Re: Post Your Best Political Quotes
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 10:53:35 AM »
I like Rumsfeld's, "We know the things we know, and we know some things we don't know.  But we can't know everything we don't know."

Well, it goes something like that.  It basically means, "We made a bad guess on Iraq, much of which was a shot in the dark.  Yeah, in retrospect, we were wrong about most of it, but mostly at this point, it's just really hard to explain why it seemed like a good idea.  But you know, we might have guessed right, and then I wouldn't have to stand up here talking gibberish." :-D

Offline Solitary

Re: Post Your Best Political Quotes
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2013, 11:02:59 AM »
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The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought.
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Offline Thumpalumpacus

Re: Post Your Best Political Quotes
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2013, 02:03:13 PM »
Quote from: "Churchill"
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
<insert witty aphorism here>

Re: Post Your Best Political Quotes
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2013, 11:22:51 PM »
"Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." -Orwell

"All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome." -Orwell
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." - Carl Sagan

Offline Shiranu

Re: Post Your Best Political Quotes
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2013, 04:13:46 AM »
Quote from: "Thumpalumpacus"
Quote from: "Churchill"
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

One of my other favourite quotes by him...

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
Quod est inferius, est sicut quod est superius.
Et quod est superius, est sicut quod est inferius.

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Re: Post Your Best Political Quotes
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2013, 05:33:59 AM »
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Had to look it up because I couldn't remember who said it, but naturally it was Twain.
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Re: Post Your Best Political Quotes
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2013, 11:00:31 AM »
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"Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." -Orwell

"All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome." -Orwell

I love these quotes.  =D>
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Re: Post Your Best Political Quotes
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2013, 02:22:53 PM »
I found another Orwell quote that I like very much:

"War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it."
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Re: Post Your Best Political Quotes
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2013, 02:28:55 PM »
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