As a garnish for our comic strip, the Hipplomats, enjoy some of history's favorite political insights.

Most are timeless, as fresh and applicable today as when they were first expressed.


"Politicians and diapers should be changed frequently and for the same reason."

- attributed to both Mark Twain and Jose Maria de Eca de Queiroz

"Democracy is the worst form of government — except for all the rest."

- Winston Churchill

"Faces change, but the lies remain the same."

- Anonymous

"If you don't read the newspaper, you are UN-informed; if you do read the newspaper, you are MIS-informed."

- Mark Twain

"In politics stupidity is not a handicap."

- Napoleon Bonaparte

"Nothing lasts longer than a temporary government program."

- Ronald Reagan

"In Mexico an air conditioner is called a politician because it makes a lot of noise but doesn't work very well."

- Len Deighton

"Why, Sir, most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things."

- Samuel Johnson

"Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary."

- Robert Louis Stevenson

"Mothers may still want their sons to grow up to be President, but according to a famous Gallup poll of some years ago, some 73 percent do not want them to become politicians in the process."

- John F. Kennedy

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"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

- Abraham Lincoln

"In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress."

- John Adams

"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber."

- Plato

"Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks."

- Doug Larson

"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but are shocked and offended to discover that there ARE other views. "

- William F. Buckley, Jr

"A conservative is someone who believes in reform. But not now."

- Mort Sahl

"When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. I'm beginning to believe it."

- Clarence Darrow

"When I was on my way to the podium a gentleman stopped me and said I was as good a politician as I was an actor. What a cheap shot!"

- Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

- Ernest Benn

"I tell you folks, all politics is applesauce."

- Will Rogers