Political Science—The Ultimate Quotation Collection
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201 Page Quotation Collection on Political Science
This 201 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Political Science. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Political Science, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.
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The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but cannot do, at all, or cannot, so well do, for themselves in their separate and individual capacities. In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere.
What the man in the street wants is not a big debate on fundamental issues; he wants a little medical care, a rug on the floor, a picture on the wall, a little music in the house, and a place to take Molly and the grandchildren when he retires.
--Lyndon Baines Johnson
I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem—and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?
—Dwight D. Eisenhower
We need to stop looking to politicians to make our world better. Politicians don’t make the world a better place. Everything that’s ever made the world a better place has come from inventors, engineers, scientists, teachers, artists, builders, philosophers, healers, and people that choose love over hate.
No nation has friends—only interests.
--Charles De Gaulle
My observation about politics in many countries is that its practitioners fall into these two groups. The boys in politics are those individuals who want position in order to be something; the men are those who want position in order to do something.
Thou dost not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed.
--Count Axel Oxenstiern
Politics, and the fate of mankind, are shaped by men without ideals and without greatness. Men who have greatness within them don’t go in for politics.
Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
--George Jean Nathan
There is no group in America that can withstand the force of an aroused public opinion.
--Franklin D. Roosevelt
There are three constant issues that have run through American politics, ever since the founding of the Republic...war and peace...bread and butter...and black and white.
You can’t have a Congress that responds to the needs of the workingman when there are practically no people here who represent him. And you’re not going to have a society that understands its humanity if you don’t have more women in government.
Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
The test of any government is the extent to which it increases the good in the people.
Compromise is a noble word that sums up democracy.
The very essence of a free government consists in considering offices as public trusts, bestowed for the good of the country, and not for the benefit of an individual or party.
--John C. Calhoun
The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.
--H. L. Mencken
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