Tropico 4 quotes (political, loading screen)

Here is a complete (I think) extraction of all the political/dictator quotes from Tropico 4's loading screens. There are some gems in here. Enjoy!


Lord Acton — "The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern."

Franklin P. Adams — "Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody."

John Adams — "Fear is the foundation of most governments."
John Adams — "The happiness of society is the end of government."

Ernest Benn — "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy."

Ambrose Bierce — "Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment."

Napoleon Bonaparte — "In politics, absurdity is not a handicap."
Napoleon Bonaparte — "A leader is a dealer in hope."
Napoleon Bonaparte — "History is a set of lies agreed upon."

Chester Bowles — "Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians."

Charles Bukowski — "The difference between a Democracy and a dictatorship is that in a Democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting."

Julius Caesar — "If you must break the law, do it to seize power. In all other cases observe it."

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

Dalton Camp — "Politics is made up largely of irrelevancies."

Fidel Castro — "The revolution has no time for elections. There is no more democratic government in Latin America than the revolutionary government."
Fidel Castro — "... If Mr. Kennedy does not like Socialism, we do not like imperialism. We do not like Capitalism."
Fidel Castro — "If surviving assassination attempts were an Olympic event, I would win the gold medal."

Hugo Chavez — "The day before yesterday I thought I was going to have to go to the extreme of decreeing a national emergency, but today I don't think I will have to."
Hugo Chavez — "I have said it already; I am convinced that the way to build a new and better world is not Capitalism. Capitalism leads us straight to hell."

Sir Winston Churchill — "I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents."

Winston Churchill — "The best argument against Democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
Winston Churchill — "It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried."

Mark B. Cohen — "Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate."

Charles Caleb Colton — "Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase."

Nicolas Gomez Davila — "Revolutions are frightening, but election campaigns are disgusting."
Nicolas Gomez Davila — "History clearly demonstrates that governing is a task that exceeds man's ability."

Benjamin Disraeli — "The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps."
Benjamin Disraeli — "My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me."

Bob Edwards — "Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen."

Anatole France — "If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing."

Milton Friedman — "Governments never learn. Only people learn."
Milton Friedman — "The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem."

John Kenneth Galbraith — "If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error."

Indira Gandhi — "You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."

Che Guevara — "Democracy is not compatible with financial oligarchy."

Cullen Hightower — "We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex--but Congress can."

Victor Hugo — "There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher."

Mogens Jallberg — "In Democracy it's your vote that counts; In feudalism it's your count that votes."

Thomas Jefferson — "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."

Soren Kierkegaard — "People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use."

Henry A. Kissinger — "Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation."

Nguyen Cao Ky — "I never staged a coup. They picked me up. Like I say, they forced me to become premier, maybe hoping that by that way, they send me to the electric chair."

John Lehman — "Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat."

Vladimir Lenin — "One man with a gun can control 100 without one."

Jay Leno — "If politicians all told the truth, we'd be out of business."

Abraham Lincoln — "If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?"

Niccolo Machiavelli — "Politics have no relation to morals."

Imelda Marcos — "I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty."

Eugene McCarthy — "It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember."

John Stuart Mill — "If mankind minus one were of one opinion, then mankind is no more justified in silencing the one than the one - if he had the power - would be justified in silencing mankind."

Richard Nixon — "The American dream does not come to those who fall asleep."
Richard Nixon — "Any nation that decides the only way to achieve peace is through peaceful means is a nation that will soon be a piece of another nation."

P. J. O'Rourke — "A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them."

David M. Ogilvy — "Political advertising ought to be stopped. It's the only really dishonest kind of advertising that's left."

George Orwell — "Liberal: a power worshipper without power."

Dorothy Parker — "Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves."

Plato — "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."
Plato — "The measure of a man is what he does with power."

Dan Quayle — "The future will be better tomorrow."

Ronald Reagan — "The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

Tom Robbins — "Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business."

Donald H. Rumsfeld — "If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much."

Arthur Schopenhauer — "Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right."

Edith Sitwell — "The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth."

Margaret Thatcher — "Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."

Henry David Thoreau — "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."

Harry S. Truman — "It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours."

Unknown — "Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity."

Voltaire — "An ideal form of government is Democracy tempered with assassination."
Voltaire — "Clever tyrants are never punished."

Peter de Vries — "Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked."

E. B. White — "Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time."

Oscar Wilde — "The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived."

Woodrow Wilson — "The seed of revolution is repression."

Frank Zappa — "Politics is the entertainment branch of industry."

Talk is cheap

Peter
Another one:

Kim Il Sung - Lenin lived, Lenin lives, Lenin will live

– 18:28:36 7th December 2015

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