Office Quotes

When a politician is in opposition he is an expert on the means to some end; and when he is in office he is an expert on the obstacles to it.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.

William Ellery Channing

We turn our backs on nature; we are ashamed of beauty. Our wretched tragedies have a smell of the office clinging to them, and the blood that trickles from them is the color of printer's ink.

Albert Camus

An unconstitutional act is not law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed.

Norton vs. Shelby County

After the second Die Hard, Bruce Willis stated he would never do another. He should have stayed firm in his resolve. If quality is any indication (and it may be, with all the available blockbusters), box office returns will be disappointing this time around and, if nothing else, that will do to John McClane what dozens of assorted bad guys couldn't manage: kill him.

James Berardinelli

I'm more contented and at peace with myself now than I was as a box-office queen. I'm less uptight. I've even reached a stage where it doesn't shatter me if somebody prints something bad about me.

Julie Andrews

A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants.

Harry S. Truman

It is useless to hold a person to anything he says while he is in love, drunk, or running for office.

Shirley MacLaine

No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.

George Bernard Shaw

A man may fight fiercely to hold his own in business; but he does not need to fight to get ahead of someone in the elevator, or up the car steps, or at the post office window. And no matter how strong competition is, business and personal courtesy make it easier and pleasanter for everybody.

William H. Hamby

The reason that minorities and women don't have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected.

Carol Moseley Braun

Ultimately in a democracy you cannot have both participation in elected office and participation in armed militia. They are simply incompatible.

Alvaro de Soto

Politics ... regarded as the study and pursuit of the true, enduring good of a community, as the application of great and unchangeable principles to public affairs, is a noble sphere of thought and action; but politics, in its common sense, or considered as the invention of temporary shifts, as the playing of a subtle game, as the tactics of party for gaining power and the spoils of office, and for elevating one set of men above another, is a paltry and debasing concern.


If a politician doesn't wanna get beat up, he shouldn't run for office. If a football player doesn't want to get tackled or want the risk of an a occasional clip he shouldn't put the pads on.

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

You know, I could run for governor and all this but Im basically a media creation. Ive never really done anything. Ive worked for my dad. I worked in the oil industry. But thats not the kind of profile you have to have to get elected to public office.

George Walker Bush

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