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Quotes of the day: political parties

Published Thursday, October 15, 2015 @ 10:26 PM EDT
Oct 15 2015

All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies.
-John Arbuthnot

And political parties, overanxious for vote catching, become tolerant to intolerant groups.
-Wendell Willkie

For me, the lame part of the Sixties was the political part, the social part. The real part was the spiritual part.
-Jerry Garcia

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.
-Herbert Hoover

I have no use for those- regardless of their political party- who hold some foolish dream of spinning the clock back to days when unorganized labor was a huddled, almost helpless mass.
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

I think it's already apparent that a good part of this Nation understands- if only instinctively- that anything which seems to suggest that God favors a political party or the establishment of a state church, is wrong and dangerous.
-Mario Cuomo

If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

Political language- and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists- is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
-George Orwell

Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things... a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

The last thing a political party gives up is its vocabulary.
-Alexis de Tocqueville

The two real political parties in America are the Winners and the Losers.
-Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honor.
-Benjamin Disraeli

To mix environmental concerns with the frantic fantasies that people have about one political party or another is to miss the cold truth- that there is very little difference between the parties, except a difference in pandering rhetoric.
-Michael Crichton

When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.
-Jiddu Krishnamurti


(October 16 is also the birthday of Oscar Wilde, Eugene O'Neill, and William O. Douglas.)

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