We live in crazy times. Politics has gone mad the world over. This is evident in the best political quotes we have found from around the world.

Sadly, too many political quotes are negative. A true reflection of the state of international politics.

With that said, we still managed to find some funny political quotes to keep things lighthearted and fun. After all, if you can't laugh about it, what's the point.

We have also included some famous political quotes from the likes of Plato, Mark Twain, Ghandi, and Sir Winston Churchill to name a few.

I think our best political quote of 2019 sums it up the best...

Here is our 101st and favorite political quote for 2019:

Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
Will Rogers

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Funny Political Quotes

1. Peron had a wise saying. In politics, you can recover from anything except looking like a fool.
Alma Guillermoprieto
2. Politics: "Poli" a Latin word meaning "many"; and "tics" meaning "bloodsucking creatures".
Robin Williams
3. Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.
Mark Twain
4. Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.
Henry Kissinger
5. For a politician to complain about the press is like a ship's captain complaining about the sea.
Enoch Powell
6. There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.
Indira Gandhi
7. Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.
Otto von Bismarck
8. People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
Otto von Bismarck
9. We have the best government that money can buy.
Mark Twain
10. Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.
Robert Orben
11. Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.
George Burns
12. Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
Balzac
13. The last thing I ever wanted was to be alive when the three most powerful people on the whole planet would be named Bush, Dick and Colon.
Kurt Vonnegut
14. Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
Nikita Khrushchev
15. The elections are run by the same industries that sell toothpaste on television.
Noam Chomsky
16. Members of Congress should be compelled to wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers, so we could identify their corporate sponsors.
Caroline Baum
17. Political elections are a good deal like marriages, there's no accounting for anyone's taste.
Will Rogers

Elections Quotes

18. It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell
19. The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.
Karl Marx
20. A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
Edward R Murrow
21. We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate.
Kin Hubbard
22. Truth is not determined by majority vote.
Doug Gwyn
23. Don't vote, it only encourages them.
Billy Connolly
24. Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
Gore Vidal
25. 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
26. Nothing spoils your past like your consent to be a candidate in the election.
Jonathan Swift
27. The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
Abraham Lincoln
28. No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections.
Sir Winston Churchill
29. By the time a man gets to be presidential material, he's been bought ten times over.
Gore Vidal

Famous Political Quotes

30. Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies.
Groucho Marx
31. He who seeks equality amongst unequals seeks the absurd.
Spinoza
32. A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen
Sir Winston Churchill
33. Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
George Orwell
34. The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.
Theodore Roosevelt
35. 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
36. The ability to change one's views without losing one's seat is the mark of a great politician.
Morris K Udall
37. The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are - the refuge of political and economic opportunist.
Ernest Hemingway
38. Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
Mark Twain
39. What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?
Mahatma Gandhi
40. Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.
Sir Winston Churchill
41. The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don't ask for their love; only for their fear.
Heinrich Himmler
42. Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
Denis Diderot
43. My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
Abraham Lincoln
44. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln
45. When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor; when we have a construction job to do, we want an uncommon engineer, and when we are at war, we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man.
Herbert Hoover
46. The more foolishness I make the more popular I get.
John F Kennedy

Short Political Quotes

47. There is a thin line between politics and theatricals.
Julian Bond
48. Talkers are usually more articulate than doers, since talk is their specialty.
Thomas Sowell
49. In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.
Sir Winston Churchill
50. In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Napoléon Bonaparte
51. The rights of every man are diminished when the right man are threatened.
John F Kennedy
52. As government expands, liberty contracts.
Ronald Reagan
53. Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
Mao Tse-tung
54. All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.
John Steinbeck
55. You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker.
Malcolm X
56. We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.
Martin L Gross
57. In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
Charles de Gaulle
58. We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
Stewart Udall
59. Party is the madness of many, for the gain of a few.
Jonathan Swift
60. A riot is the language of the unheard.
Martin Luther King Jr
61. Politics is a sphere for abnormal people.
Lech Walesa
62. Ruling party protects ''its'' rascals.
Vladimir Lenin
63. Every country has the government it deserves.
Joseph de Maistre
64. We believe ratings only when we see our names on the top.
Bob Hope

Inspirational Political Quotes

65. He who has great power should use it lightly.
Seneca
66. You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.
Mario Cuomo
67. The first duty of a man is to think for himself.
José Martí
68. The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.
Plato
69. Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
Ronald Reagan
70. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.
Pericles
71. A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman thinks of the next generation.
James Freeman Clarke
72. Organising free and fair elections is more important than the result itself.
Fatos Nano

Thought Provoking Political Quotes

73. When you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the poor have no food, they call you a communist.
Archbishop Helder Camara
74. Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
William E Simon
75. The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.
Ben Okri
76. Politicians never accuse you of 'greed' for wanting other people's money only for wanting to keep your own money.
Joseph Sobran
77. He knows nothing: he thinks he knows everything that clearly points to a political career.
George Bernard Shaw
78. Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
Henry Louis Mencken
79. The poor object to being governed badly, while the rich object to being governed at all.
G K Chesterton
80. The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them.
Mark Twain
81. Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Groucho Marx
82. I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State… These two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
George Carlin
83. Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Ronald Reagan
84. An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
Sir Winston Churchill
85. Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Plato
86. If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.
Joseph Goebbels
87. Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.
Jacques Barzun
88. History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom.
Milton Friedman
89. There is no maxim, in my opinion, which is more liable to be misapplied, and which, therefore, more needs elucidation, than the current one, that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong.
James Madison
90. The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Ayn Rand
91. The only difference between Hitler and Bush is that Hitler was elected.
Kurt Vonnegut
92. Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Frank Herbert
93. If our Founding Fathers wanted us to care about the rest of the world, they wouldn't have declared their independence from it.
Stephen Colbert
94. Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
Richard Armour
95. There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
Alexis de Tocqueville
96. A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.
Alfred E Wiggam
97. The most intense hatreds are not between political parties but within them.
Phillip Adams
98. Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw
99. The people will save their government if the government itself will allow them.
Abraham Lincoln
100. The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money.
Margaret Thatcher