You can't leave politics out of anything that emanates from Washington, D.C.,
Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just about anything a human does.
Where humor is concerned there are no standards - no one can say what is good or bad, although you can be sure that everyone will.
In his farewell address, George Washington warned the people about political parties. Now we see how both Democrats and Republicans have conspired to reduce democratic participation. If this is the best the Democrats and Republicans have to offer, it's time to look elsewhere. . . . Politics should be the prism for our most noble intentions.
Tenacity is a certain quality of the human hand in its relation to the coin of the realm. It attains its highest development in the hand of authority and is considered a serviceable equipment for a career in politics.
Without alienation, there can be no politics.
Love is an attachment to another self. Humor is a form of self-detachment - a way of looking at one's existence, one's misfortune, or one's discomfort. If you really love, if you really know how to laugh, the result is the same: you forget yourself.
Humor helps us to think out of the box. The average child laughs about 400 times per day, the average adult laughs only 15 times per day. What happened to the other 385 laughs?
I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
Fashion is born by small facts, trends, or even politics, never by trying to make little pleats and furbelows, by trinkets, by clothes easy to copy, or by the shortening or lengthening of a skirt.
In the end, ... that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism, or do we participate in a politics of hope?
I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics.
There is a certain satisfaction in coming down to the lowest ground of politics, for we get rid of can't and hypocrisy
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain
So begins a question which has of late become more and more urgent: what is the relation of aesthetics to politics?
Zen is non-serious. Zen has a tremendous sense of humor. No other religion has evolved so much that it can have that sense of humor.
I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor
When humor goes, there goes civilization.
The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.
We of the genus Homo ride the logs that float down the Round river, and by a little judicious "burling" we have learned to guide their direction and speed. This feat entitles us to the specific appellation sapiens. The technique of burling is called economics, the remembering of old routes is called in history, the selection of new ones is called statesmanship, the conversation about oncoming rifles and rapids is called politics. Some of the crew aspire to burl not only their own blogs, but the whole flotilla as well. This collective bargaining with nature is called national planning.
After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on -- have found that none of these satisfy, or permanently wear -- what remains? Nature remains.
I have to say that I dont find South Park very funny. Its not the politics. I always saw it as stoner animation and it just left me cold.
In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other.