Political Aphorisms

by John Sides on December 4, 2007 · 3 comments

in General Politics

The working class is the skeleton of our system.
We have got our war assignments. We are to be the killed civilians.
What I experienced in our brotherly union, I wouldn’t wish on my own brother.

These are Serbian political aphorisms, discussed in this interesting piece. I can only assume they are even better untranslated.

What are the best American political aphorisms?


Lee Sigelman December 4, 2007 at 6:25 pm

“Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage.” — H.L. Mencken

TheOneEyedMan December 4, 2007 at 7:46 pm

“It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.”
Mark Twain

“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.”
John Adams

“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.”
Sinclair Lewis

Punditus Maximus December 4, 2007 at 9:47 pm

Them that has, gets.

You can’t fight city hall.

Be the change you wish to see.

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