Humpday History (03 Jul 13)




For this week’s a couple of quotes from history, while I generally don’t  like quotes these rather struck me as amusing and true so without further ado….


What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.

Edward Langley (I have no idea who this is)


Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

Mark Twain (Author)


The word ‘politics’ is derived from the word ‘poly’, meaning ‘many’, and the word ‘ticks’, meaning ‘blood sucking parasites’.

Larry Hardiman (I have no idea who this is either)


Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.

Sir Ernest Benn, Bt (Brit. publisher, writer & political publicist)


No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems – of which getting elected and re-elected are number one and number two. Whatever is number three is far behind.

Thomas Sowell (Renaissance man)


and an extra one from yours truly…

I would supplicate a stone or a tree and expect results before I would expect results from a politician”




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