Quotes and Sayings about Legislators
"This source of corruption, alas, is inherent in the democratic system itself, and it can only be controlled, if at all, by finding ways to encourage legislators to subordinate ambition to principle."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Ambition, Corruption, Legislators)
"When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: People, Leaders, Legislators, Popularity, Service, State, Will)
"Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Change, Artists, Fact, Legislators, Mind)
"As attorney general, I can either look into it or I can ignore it because they're a bunch of powerful legislators... and I'm afraid they're going to cut my budget."
- Ben Chandler
"I've been not only articulating the dissatisfaction with Albany, I've been acting on it. I've been very aggressive in bringing public integrity cases and public corruption cases and bringing cases against sitting legislators."
- Andrew Cuomo
(Related: Acting, Corruption, Integrity, Legislators, Public)
"We're going to march on Washington with a host of Republicans, Democrats, business leaders, legislators."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Business, Democrats, Leaders, Legislators, March, Republicans, Washington)
"What is the harm of doing the right thing? What is the harm of doing our job as legislators and making sure we do not stick the entire bankruptcy community with these provisions that do not make any sense?"
- Russ Feingold
(Related: Community, Harm, Job, Legislators, Right, Sense)
"And, in the past, it has been all too easy for legislators to load costs onto business in order to meet broader social goals. And costs for business means costs for consumers."
- John Hutton
(Related: Business, Goals, Legislators, Order, Past)
"We asserted ourselves as a music community, and showed legislators that music is positive. Especially if you've sold 300 million records worldwide and pay taxes."
- Krist Novoselic
(Related: Music, Positive, Community, Legislators, Taxes)
"The acknowledged legislators of the world take the world as given. They dislike mysteries, for mysteries cannot be coded, or legislated, and wonder cannot be made into law. And so these legislators police the accepted frontiers of things."
- Ben Okri
(Related: Law, Legislators, Police, Wonder, World)
"When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Selling, Buying, First, Legislation, Legislators)
"Ideally citizens are to think of themselves as if they were legislators and ask themselves what statutes, supported by what reasons satisfying the criterion of reciprocity, they would think is most reasonable to enact."
- John Rawls
(Related: Legislators, Reciprocity)
"People underestimate the impact they can have on the process through contact with legislators. By being part of an organized group in an area that you have an interest in, you can multiply the impact of your own ideas."
- Ralph Regula
(Related: People, Ideas, Being, Interest, Legislators)
"But do not understand me as saying, or for one moment suggesting, that women legislators should confine themselves to doing only social service work. Not at all."
- Edith Rogers
(Related: Women, Work, Legislators, Saying, Service)
"It's not about the money. This is about Terri. It's not about the Schindlers, it's not about the legislators, it's not about me, it's about what Terri Schiavo wanted."
- Michael Schiavo
(Related: Money, Legislators)
"Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Legislators, Poets, World)
"The important thing to understand about legislators is that there are dozens of competing interests and issues that occupy them. They are stretched thin."
- Mark Shields
"Let us tell our legislators in advance, that this is a right, restraints on which, we will not, cannot bear; and that every attempt to restrain it is a palpable wrong on God and man."
- Gerrit Smith
(Related: God, Legislators, Man, Right, Will, Wrong)
"We live in a stage of politics, where legislators seem to regard the passage of laws as much more important than the results of their enforcement."
- William Howard Taft
(Related: Politics, Laws, Legislators, Results)
"I believe Congress has a duty to do so as well; not simply as a body of legislators, but more importantly as a community of friends, neighbors, parents and Americans."
- Jim Walsh
(Related: Americans, Body, Community, Congress, Duty, Friends, Legislators, Neighbors, Parents)
"Those who have heard or read anything from me on the subject, know that one of the principal points insisted on is, the forming of societies or any other artificial combinations IS the first, greatest, and most fatal mistake ever committed by legislators and by reformers."
- Josiah Warren
(Related: Mistake, First, Legislators)
"It has now become a very common sentiment, that there is some deep and radical wrong somewhere, and that legislators have proved themselves incapable of discovering, or, of remedying it."
- Josiah Warren
(Related: Deep, Legislators, Now, Radical, Sentiment, Wrong)