Quotes of the Day for 15 August 2000 – Politics
A good friend prevailed on me to watch a bit of the Democratic Party Convention evening last. To return to normal I simply searched the database for Politics, and found the antidote. I picked four to share, since many of you probably saw the same speech.
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 McCarthy
If experience teaches us anything at all, it teaches us this: that a good politician, under democracy, is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
- H. L. Mencken
As in political, so in literary action, a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices.
- Joseph Conrad
My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference.
- Harry S Truman
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