A Quote by Jonathan Swift on corn, grow, politicians, mankind, help, and farmer

Whoever makes two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before, deserves better of mankind, and does more essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, politicians, values, conscience, conformism, and principles

In late modernity we grow more and more accustomed to politicians and public figures who are indebted to their appetites for their "values," to their intellectual sloth for their "principles," to their rhetorical cleverness for their "conscience," and to their regimented conformism for their "philosophy."

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Linda McDonald on scum and politicians

Why are politics and a pond similar?    Because the scum always floats to the top in both!

Linda McDonald

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A Quote by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on humor, politicians, and politics

"Trout couldn't tell one politician from another one.  They were all formlessly enthusiastic chimpanzees to him...Everywhere he went, bands would play 'Hail to the Chief.'  The chimpanzee loved it.  He would bounce up and down."

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 -)

Source: Breakfast of Champions, Pages: 90

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A Quote by Michael Jackson, 1940 on africa, success, community, class, politicians, sierra leone, and west africa

"In Africa," S. B. once remarked, "if you do well, people close to you will hate you."

Michael Jackson

Source: In Sierra Leone, Pages: 97

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A Quote by Lawrence Lessig on politics, drugs, politicians, and corruption

Some blame the drug companies. I don’t. They are corporations. Their managers are ordered by law to make money for the corporation. They push a certain patent policy not because of ideals,but because it is the policy that makes them the most money. And it only makes them the most money because of a certain corruption within our political system—a corruption the drug companies are certainly not responsible for. The corruption is our own politicians’ failure of integrity.

Lawrence Lessig

Source: Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity, Pages: 260

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on politicians

Get thee glass eyes, And, like a scurvy politician, seem To see the things thou dost not.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Lear, Act 4, Scene 6

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A Quote by Will Rogers on jokes, people, and politicians

Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.

Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

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A Quote by Wes Alexander on finance, jokes, money, people, politicians, reason, and reform

Campaign finance reform is a joke. The only reason people give politicians money is so they can gain their favor to steal my money. Campaign finance reform wouldn't be needed if politicians quit enriching one group at the expense of another.

Wes Alexander

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A Quote by Wendell Berry on deals, decisions, justice, memory, nature, and politicians

Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.

Wendell Berry (1934 -)

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