“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Politics is the art of the possible.” – Otto von Bismarck

“The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” – Ayn Rand

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” – Lord Acton

“Democracy is not a spectator sport.” – Marian Wright Edelman

“It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act.” – Dalai Lama

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” – Plato

“In this world of sin and sorrow, there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.” – H. L. Mencken

“The trouble with political jokes is that very often they get elected.” – Will Rogers

“It is better to vote for what you want and not get it, than to vote for what you don’t want and get it.” – Eugene Debs

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

“My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman’s dance.” – Huey Long

“If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.” – Mark Twain

“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.” – Oscar Ameringer

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama

“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The function of a leader within any institution: to provide that regulation and control which builds the confidence to move forward.” – Tom Watson Jr.

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” – John Lennon

“In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.” – Jimi Hendrix

“If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost.” – Barack Obama