politics

A Quote by David Lloyd George on day, facts, friendship, justice, meetings, politics, and speech

One day while Lloyd George was making a political speech before a big crowd, a heckler yelled, "Wait a minute, Mr. George. Isn't it true your grandfather used to peddle tinware around here in an oxcart hauled by a donkey?" Lloyd George replied, "I digress just a moment and thank the gentlemen for calling that to my attention. It is true, my dear old grandfather used to peddle tinware with an old cart and a donkey. As a matter of fact, after this meeting is over, if my friend will come with me, I will show him that old cart, but I never knew until this minute what became of the ass."

David Lloyd George (1863 - 1945)

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on evil and politics

A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

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A Quote by Daniel Dennett on abuse, anxiety, controversy, cosmology, culture, danger, defeat, ethics, force, ideas, improvement, politics, psychology, religion, revolution, struggle, thinking, traditions, and understanding

Much of the controversy and anxiety that has enveloped Darwin's idea ... can be understood as a series of campaigns in the struggle to contain Darwin's idea within some acceptably "safe" and merely partial revolution. Cede some or all of modern biology to Darwin, perhaps, but hold the line there! Keep Darwinian thinking out of cosmology, out of psychology, out of human culture, out of ethics, politics, and religion! In these campaigns, many battles have been won by the forces of containment: flawed applications of Darwin's idea have been exposed and discredited, beaten back by the champions of the pre-Darwinian tradition. But new waves of Darwinian thinking keep coming. They seem to be improved versions, not vulnerable to the refutations that defeated their predeccessors, but are they sound extensions of the unquestionably sound Darwinian core idea, or might they, too, be perversions of it, and even more virulent, more dangerous, than the abuses of Darwin already refuted?

Daniel Dennett (1942 -)

Source: Darwin's Dangerous Idea, London, Penguin, 1995, p 63

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A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on change, economics, nations, peace, politics, reason, and world

The world cannot live at peace without the United Nations. For this reason: it creates a reasonable guarantee that all this change in the world, these tremendous political and economic developments, can be channelized, kept orderly. The United Nations is a mold that keeps the hot metal from spilling over.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

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A Quote by Claude Frédéric Bastiat on conscience, defense, destruction, education, freedom, heart, individuality, injustice, labor, laws, liberty, people, politics, struggle, trade, travel, and world

Actually, what is the political struggle that we witness? It is the instinctive struggle of all people toward liberty. And what is this liberty, whose very name makes the heart beat faster and shakes the world? Is it not the union of all liberties - liberty of conscience, of education, of association, of the press, of travel, of labor, of trade? In short, is not liberty the freedom of every person to make full use of his faculties, so long as he does not harm other persons while doing so? Is not liberty the destruction of all despotism-including, of course, legal despotism? Finally, is not liberty the restricting of the law only to its rational sphere of organizing the right of the individual to lawful self-defense; of punishing injustice?

Claude Bastiat (1801 - 1850)

Source: 1850

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A Quote by Clare Boothe Luce on challenge, chance, defeat, loyalty, men, politics, sex, and women

To put a woman on the ticket would challenge the loyalty of women everywhere to their sex, because it would be made to seem that the defeat of the ticket meant the defeat for a hundred years of women's chance to be truly equal with men in politics.

Clare Boothe Luce (1903 - 1987)

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A Quote by Charles de Gaulle on politicians, politics, and seriousness

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

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A Quote by Charles de Gaulle on country and politics

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country of the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.

Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

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A Quote by Charles B. Fairbanks on mind, politics, purpose, religion, and travel

Foreign travel ought to soften prejudices, religious or political, and liberalize a man's mind; but how many there are who seem to have traveled for the purpose of getting up their rancor against all that is opposed to their notions.

Charles B. Fairbanks

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A Quote by Carol G. Hanson on football, people, politics, and problems

If we could get the public as involved and as informed about politics as they are about Monday Night Football, we would not have as many problems. People have to get off their duffs and participate.

Carol G. Hanson

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