A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.
In Mexico an air conditioner is called a politician because it makes a lot of noise but doesn't work very well.
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.
You, me...we own this country. Politicians are employees of ours....And when somebody does not do the job, we got to let them go.
Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Dangerous consequences will follow when politicians and rulers forget moral principles. Whether we believe in God or karma, ethics is the foundation of every religion.
A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.
We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.
Well done is better than well said.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
Lost time is never found again.
You may delay, but time will not.
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
We must dare to think 'unthinkable' thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.
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