20 Revealing Political Quotes that will Tickle Your Funny Bone

The delightful honesty in humor …

There is no better time than during an election year to take a step back away from the backlash and chuckle a little bit. And let’s face it, the world of politics gives us many things. Most of them are quite serious, but you have to admit there are lots of things to laugh about as well.

Throughout the years, many of the world’s brightest people and deep thinkers make quotes with us that outlive the moment. Here are twenty (20) of those quotes that address politics in a lighthearted manner.

will rogers

“Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.” — Will Rogers


winston churchill 1

“We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle” — Winston Churchill


william cobbertt


“The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor, to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor, and to give it to those who do not labor.” — William Cobbett


gore vidal

“‘Politics’ is made up of two words, ‘poli,’ which is Greek for ‘many,’ and ‘tics,’ which are blood-sucking insects.” — Gore Vidal


clyde darrow

“When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President — I’m beginning to believe it.” — Clarence Darrow



“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.” — Groucho Marx



government quotes
“I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience.”
— Ronald Reagan



quotes by politicians
“Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the opposite.” — John Kenneth Galbraith


winston churchill 2

“Democracy’s the worst form of government except for all the others.” — Winston Churchill


bill clinton

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“Being president is like running a cemetery: you’ve got a lot of people under you and nobody’s listening.” — Bill Clinton


mark twain

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.” — Mark Twain



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“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” — Abraham Lincoln



“My choice early in life was between whether to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference.” — Harry S. Truman


henry cates

“The problem with political jokes is that they get elected.”
— Henry Cates



“An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.” — Simon Cameron


tom blair

“Politicians are like diapers. They both need to be changed often. And for the same reason.” — Tom Blair



“Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.” — Doug Larson


ron paul

“I don’t think we should go to the moon…I think we maybe should send some politicians up there.” — Ron Paul