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Politics Problems Polls and PeopleWe’re in the midst of another crazy political season…which is the perfect time to share some of history’s greatest thoughts on politicians and their practices. Here are the Top 10 quotes about the folks we elect to represent us:



#10: We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office . (Aesop)


#9: The problem with political jokes is they get elected. (Henry Cate VII)


#8: If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in State of the Union speeches, there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven. (Will Rogers)


#7: I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. (Charles de Gaulle)


#6: A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. (Tex Guinan)


#5: Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. (Doug Larson)


#4: Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. (Anonymous)


#3: Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. (Mark Twain)


#2: Politics is derived from the word poly meaning “many” and the word tics meaning “blood-sucking parasites.” (Larry Hardiman, whoever he is)


#1: Politicians and diapers have one thing in common: they should be changed regularly for the same reason. (Anonymous)

Topics Illustrated Include:
Washington DC


(Resource cataloged by David R Smith)