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British politics, as the world knows, is a joke. Yet it’s rarely funny.
Steven Patrick Morrissey

Build back better. Blah, blah, blah. Green economy. Blah blah blah. Net zero by 2050. Blah, blah, blah. This is all we hear from our so-called leaders.
Greta Thunberg

Capitalism is the exploitation of man by man; Communism is the exact opposite.
(unknown author)

Democracy requires compromise, even when you are 100 percent right.
Barack Obama

First they ignore you
Then they laugh at you
Then they fight you
Then you win
Mahatma Gandhi

For more than 30 years, the science has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you're doing enough, when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight.
Greta Thunberg

From politics, it was an easy step to silence.
Jane Austen
Source: Northanger Abbey

Good environmental policy is good economic policy.
Bernie Sanders

I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.
Charlie Chaplin

If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
Emma Goldman

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Noam Chomsky

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
Desmond Tutu

Language is a weapon of politicians, but language is a weapon in much of human affairs.
Noam Chomsky

Never waste a crisis.
Mark Rutte

No one will be above the law.
Donald Trump

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

Our culture is more shaped by the arts and humanities than it often is by politics.
Jim Leach

Political leaders have a habit of concealing their power motives behind nobler desires such as a readiness to serve the nation and improve the economy.
Frans de Waal
Source: Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
Henry Adams

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
Napoleon Bonaparte

The fact that a hypothesis is politically uncomfortable does not mean that it is false, but it does mean that we should consider the evidence very carefully before concluding that it is true.
Steven Pinker

The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy.
Theodore White

The Internet has compromised the quality of debate.
Noam Chomsky

The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
Alfred Whitney Griswold

The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.
Will Rogers

The trouble with socialism is that it takes up too many evenings.
Oscar Wilde

There is an unfortunate tendency for politicians, especially those of a populist bent, to ignore 'experts', particularly when that expertise counters their poorly substantiated opinions.
Paul Nurse
Source: What Is Life?: Five Great Ideas in Biology

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
William Shakespeare

When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain

You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.
Greta Thunberg




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