like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
A conservative is a politician who wants to keep what the liberals fought for a generation ago.
A liberal is a conservative who has gone to jail, and a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged.
A liberal is someone too poor to be a capitalist, and too rich to be a communist.
A liberal thinks that goats are just sheep from broken homes.
Banana Republic Constitution: Prohibido todo lo que no sea obligatorio.
Bread is the staff of life; toast a decadent capitalist luxury.
Congressmen are the finest body of men money can buy.
Conspiracy theories depend on the perpetrators being endlessly clever. The facts work if you assume everyone is endlessly stupid.
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.
E.B. White (1899-1985)
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Don't vote, it only encourages them.
For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.
I am a Tory Anarchist; I should like every one to go about doing just as he pleased – short of altering any of the things to which I have grown accustomed.
Max Beerbohm (1872-1956)
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
Si 50 millions de personnes disent une bêtise, c'est quand même une bêtise.
Anatole France (1844-1924)
Men and nations will act rationally when all other possibilities have been exhausted.
Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate.
People are so conditioned to take sides that a balanced analysis looks to them like hatred.
Scott Adams (1957- )
People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
De bruger aldrig de friheder, de har, men fordrer dem, de ikke har; de har tænkefrihed, de fordrer ytringsfrihed.
Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
Politicians are like nappies, they should be changed regularly and for the same reason.
Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
Politics is like being a football coach. You've got to be smart enough to play the game and dumb enough to think it is important.
Eugene McCarthy (1916-2005)
Pro is to con as progress is to Congress.
That is the nature of politics: poly, meaning more than one, and ticks, meaning blood-sucking parasites.
Kinky Friedman (1944- )
The supply of government exceeds the demand.
The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.
Tyrannen dør, og hans magt har ende. Martyren dør, og hans magt begynder.
Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
Though liberals do a great deal of talking about hearing other points of view, it sometimes shocks them to learn that there are other points of view.
William F. Buckley, Jr. (1925-2008)
Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.
George Burns (1896-1996)
When a country is well governed, poverty and a mean condition are things to be ashamed of. When a country is ill governed, riches and honour are things to be ashamed of.
Confucius (551 BCE-479 BCE)