Political

Famous quotes containing the word political:

    Fear is cruel and mean. The political reigns of terror have been reigns of madness and malignity,—a total perversion of opinion; society is upside down, and its best men are thought too bad to live.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    I have ever deemed it fundamental for the United States never to take active part in the quarrels of Europe. Their political interests are entirely distinct from ours. Their mutual jealousies, their balance of power, their complicated alliances, their forms and principles of government, are all foreign to us. They are nations of eternal war.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    What are all political and social institutions, but always a religion, which in realizing itself, becomes incarnate in the world?
    Edgar Quinet (1803–1875)