About Politics 政治箴言

1. “We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office."
— Aesop, Greek slave and fable author
我們處死小賊,委任大賊做官。(伊索,希臘奴隸及寓言作家)

2. “Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber."
— Plato, ancient Greek Philosopher
有些人因為太聰明所以不搞政治,到頭來讓那些比他們愚蠢的人管治。
(柏拉圖,古希臘哲學家)

3. “Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river."
— Nikita Khrushchev, Russian Soviet politician
政治家到處都一樣。就算沒有河,他們也會許諾搭一座橋。
(赫魯曉夫,前蘇聯政治家)

4. “When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it."
— Quoted in ‘Clarence Darrow for the Defence’ by Irving Stone.
小時候聽說任何人都可以當總統,我現在開始相信了。
(逸溫史東,美國作家)

5. “Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnels."
— John Quinton, American actor/writer
所謂政治家就是那些在隧道盡頭看到光的時候,出去再買幾條隧道。
(約翰昆頓,美國演員/作家)

6. “Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other."
— Oscar Ameringer, “the Mark Twain of American Socialism."
所謂政治就是一種溫文的藝術,一方面從窮人取得選票,另一方面從富人取得競選經費,然後向雙方承諾對付另一方。
(阿美凌嘉著作:『美國社會主義的馬克吐溫』)

7. “I offered my opponents a deal: if they stop telling lies about me, I will stop telling the truth about them."
— Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952.
我向對手建議:如果他們不說有關我的假話,我也會停止說有關他們的真話。
(史蒂文森,1952年的競選演講詞)

8. “A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country."
— Texas Guinan. 19th century American businessman
一個政治家就是會為了他的國家犧牲你的傢伙。
(桂南,19世紀時代美國商人)

9. “I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians."
— Charles de Gaulle, French general and politician
我的結論是政治是一件嚴肅的事情,不應該交給政治家去處理。
(戴高樂,法國將軍及政治家)

10. “Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks."
— Doug Larson (English middle-distance runner who won gold medals at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, 1902-1981)
『與其把城市的鑰匙交給一個政治家,還不如把鎖換了。』
(德拉爾森,1924年在巴黎贏得奧運金牌的中程賽跑運動員)

11. “The Problem with Political Jokes Is They Get Elected."
— Variously attributed to Will Rogers and George Bernard Shaw
『政治笑話的問題是它們往往被選中了。』
(羅傑斯和蕭伯納在不同場合說的)

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  • 路人A  On 23/11/2012 at 1:57 下午

    Bernard Shaw said the two most dirtiest things were politics and ….

  • Sam Wong  On 24/11/2012 at 10:43 上午

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