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Whole Career in Public Service?
“I just don’t believe in the basic concept that someone should make their whole career in public service.” -Dan Quayle
Bad Politicians Sent to Washington
“Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote.” -William E. Simon
90% Give 10% A Bad Reputation
“Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.” -Henry A. Kissenger
Poses as the Servant
“In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.” -Charles de Gaulle
Rottenness Begins in Conduct
“Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.” -Thomas Jefferson
“The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.” -Ross Perot
Are the Same All Over
“Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.” -Nikita Khrushchev
Really Too Honest to Live
“I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.” -Attributed to Socrates. Unverified
Don’t Know Which Way Is Up
“Washington is a place where politicians don’t know which way is up and taxes don’t know which way is down.” -Robert Orben
Lowest Form of Life
“Politicians are the lowest form of life on earth. Liberal Democrats are the lowest form of politician.” -General George S. Patton, Jr.