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I do not want it [the Freedom of Information Act] to be a political football. I do not want the fuss about the way the political parties are using it to obliterate what it's really about.
View quotes by John Major

Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance.
View quotes by Vaclav Havel

Democracy is a political method, that is to say, a certain type of institutional arrangement for arriving at political - legislative and administrative - decisions and hence incapable of being an end in itself.
View quotes by J A Schumpeter

Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.
View quotes by Lord Acton

Our democracy, our constitutional framework is really a kind of software for harnessing the creativity and political imagination for all of our people... The American democratic system was an early political version of Napster.
View quotes by Al Gore

The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.
View quotes by Gerald Ford

Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
View quotes by Hannah Arendt

'You can't trust politicians. It doesn't matter who makes a political speech. It's all lies... and it applies to any rock star who wants to make a political speech as well.'
View quotes by Bob Geldof

Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing colour and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
View quotes by Edmund Burke

Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being.
View quotes by Hannah Arendt

Not all civil servants admire strong political leadership. But if you want to change things for the better you need strong political leadership.
View quotes by Harriet Harman

All literature is political.
View quotes by LeVar Burton

A political war is one in which everyone shoots from the lip
View quotes by Raymond Moley

Political promises go in one year and out the other.
View quotes by Anonymous

All political power is a trust.
View quotes by Charles James Fox

A cult is a religion with no political power.
View quotes by Tom Wolfe

In our seeking for economic and political progress, we all go up - or else we all go down.

View quotes by Franklin D Roosevelt

It is our experience that political leaders do not always mean the opposite of what they say.
View quotes by Abba Eban

He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
View quotes by George Bernard Shaw

The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
View quotes by Henry Cate

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