Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.
A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and hence clamorous to be led to safety by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of any political institution which is founded on it.
In my many years, I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a Congress.
The biggest difference between Republicans and Democrats is the spelling.
The big difference between Democrats and Republicans is that Democrats want to ruin the country right away; Republicans think we shouldn’t ruin the country until next week.
What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you!