• You can get quite far in a democracy if you can convince a majority that they are victims of a minority, and that only you can protect them.
    You can get quite far in a democracy if you can convince a majority that they are victims of a minority, and that only you can protect them.
    ~ Garry Kasparov
  • The beauty and riddle, in studying the motives of any politician is in trying to decide what is idealism and what is self-interest, and often we are left to conclude that the answer is a mixture of the two.
    The beauty and riddle, in studying the motives of any politician is in trying to decide what is idealism and what is self-interest, and often we are left to conclude that the answer is a mixture of the two.
    ~ Boris Johnson
  • One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
    One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
    ~ Plato
  • Journalism can go right up to the door of the room in which the decisions are made. A novel can go inside the room - and inside the character's heads.
    Journalism can go right up to the door of the room in which the decisions are made. A novel can go inside the room - and inside the character's heads.
    ~ David Frum
  • I stopped making cartoons of politicians, after cartoons became politicians.
    I stopped making cartoons of politicians, after cartoons became politicians.
    ~ R. K.Laxman
  • If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are  misinformed.
    If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.
    ~ Mark Twain
  • What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
    What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
  • The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
    The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
    ~ Mark Twain
  • Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!
    Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!
    ~ Pericles (430 B.C.)
  • In my many years, I have come to a conclusion, that one useless man is a shame, two [useless men] is a law firm and three or more [useless men] is a government.
    In my many years, I have come to a conclusion, that one useless man is a shame, two [useless men] is a law firm and three or more [useless men] is a government.
    ~ John Adams