Monday, July 7, 2008

Funny Democracy And Government Quotes

"Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least."
Robert Byrne.

"Democracy is too good to share with just anybody."
Nigel Rees.

"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."
George Bernard Shaw (...more George Bernard Shaw Quotes).

"Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people."
Oscar Wilde (...more Oscar Wilde Quotes).

"We'd all like to vote for the best man but he's never a candidate."
Kin Hubbard.

"Any political party that includes the word 'democratic' in its name, isn't."
Patrick Murray.

"Anybody who enjoys being in the House of Commons probably needs psychiatric help."
Ken Livingstone.

"An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination."

"I do not belong to any organised political party: I'm a democrat."
Will Rogers.

"Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable."
John Galbraith.

"We expect the Salvadorean officials to work towards the extremination of human rights."
Dan Quayle (...more Dan Quayle Quotes).

"Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy."
Peter Ustinov.

"In democracy everyone has the right to be represented, even the jerks."
Chris Patten.

"Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance."
HL Mencken.

"It's easy being a humorist when you've got the whole government working for you."
Will Rogers.

"Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering."
Tom Stoppard.

"Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything."
Frank Dane.

"The House of Commons is the longest running farce in the West End."
Cyril Smith.

"The most terrifying words in the English langauge are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
Ronald Reagan.

"The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level."
Norman Mailer.


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