politics

A Quote by Eugene J. McCarthy on coaching, football, politics, and understanding

Being in politics is like coaching football. You have to be smart enough to understand the game and dumb enough to think it's important.

Eugene J. McCarthy (1916 -)

Source: 1968

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A Quote by Eugene J. McCarthy on coaching, football, politics, and understanding

Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game and dumb enough to think it's important.

Eugene J. McCarthy (1916 -)

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A Quote by Ernest R. Palen, D.D. on america, bureaucracy, corruption, death, democracy, difficulty, freedom, government, kindness, and politics

We have forgotten in America that a democracy is the most difficult kind of government to maintain. It is the hardest kind of government under which to live. It is hardest to maintain because of the widespread political corruption to which it so easily lends itself. Our drift today toward complete totalitarian bureaucracy is one that threatens immediately the very freedoms for which our own boys are dying.

Ernest R. Palen

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A Quote by Ernest Hemingway on economics, inflation, nations, politics, prosperity, and war

The first panacea for a misguided nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.

Ernest Hemingway (1898 - 1961)

Source: Notes on the Next War

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A Quote by Ernest Benn on art, existence, politics, remedies, and trouble

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.

Ernest Benn

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A Quote by Eric Johnson on change, culture, economics, friendship, god, growth, knowledge, lies, life, people, politics, reality, science, scientists, violence, and world

If there is one word which characterizes our world in this exciting last half of the twentieth century, the word is change. Change in political life - change in economic life - change is social life - change in personal life. Change is the hallmark of our times. It's not gradual, comfortable change. It is sudden, rapid, often violent. It touches and often disrupts whole cultures and hundreds of millions of people. Behind it all lies an explosive growth in scientific knowledge and accomplishment. Some 90 per cent of all the scientists who ever lived are living today and the total accumulation of scientific knowledge is doubling every ten years. But this is reality. If we remember that, then we will never flinch at change. We will adjust to it, welcome it, meet it as a friend and know it as God's will.

Eric Johnson

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on ability, action, direction, ideas, men, motives, passion, people, politics, society, and thought

The link between ideas and action is rarely direct. There is almost always an intermediate step in which the idea is overcome. De Tocqueville points out that it is at times when passions start to govern human affairs that ideas are most obviously translated into political action. The translation of ideas into action is usually in the hands of people least likely to follow rational motives. Hence, it is that action is often the nemesis of ideas, and sometimes of the men who formulate them. One of the marks of the truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Emmeline Pankhurst on argument and politics

The argument of the broken pane of glass is the most valuable argument in modern politics.

Emmeline Pankhurst (1858 - 1928)

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on economics, effort, liberty, minorities, politics, progress, religion, and science

Every effort for progress, for enlightenment, for science, for religious, political, and economic liberty, emanates from the minority, and not from the mass.

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

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A Quote by Elsa Schiaparelli on clothes, facts, fashion, politics, and trying

Fashion is born by small facts, trends, or even politics, never by trying to make little pleats and furbelows, by trinkets, by clothes easy to copy, or by the shortening or lengthening of a skirt.

Elsa Schiaparelli (1890 - 1973)

Source: Shocking Life, ch. 9, 1954.

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