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"Political campaigns are designedly made into emotional orgies which endeavor to distract attention from the real issues involved, and they actually paralyze what slight powers of cerebration man can normally muster."
James Harvey Robinson

"When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale."
John W. Gardner

"For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred."
John W. Gardner

"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."
Joseph Stalin

"Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no borders or seldom has a face."
Jacques Chirac

"I am not anti-American. But I am strongly pro-Canadian."
John G. Diefenbaker

"The Liberals are the flying saucers of politics. No one can make head nor tail of them and they never are seen twice in the same place."
John G. Diefenbaker

"The American people want to preserve their American heritage, and they have the quaint belief that public lands belong to them as much as to the people of the state where the lands are located."
John F. Seiberling

"We are a fact-gathering organization only. We don't clear anybody. We don't condemn anybody."
J. Edgar Hoover

"My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised."
Jesse Jackson

"I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot."
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

"There are no more liberals They've all been mugged."
James Q. Wilson

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost."
John Quincy Adams

"The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith."
John Foster Dulles

"The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
John Stuart Mill

"In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith."
James William Fulbright

"My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight."
John F. Kennedy

"Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future."
Jimmy Carter

"What do the nationalists say about killers punishing murderers and thieves sentencing looters?"
Kahlil Gibran

"Life without liberty is like a body without spirit."
Kahlil Gibran

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