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Political Quotes Quiz

These quote are either BY politicians or ABOUT politics. Name the people who are quoted.
Some quotes apocryphal
Last updated: February 06, 2015
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Quote
Person
Speak softly and carry a big stick
Theodore Roosevelt
Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country
John F. Kennedy
An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind
Mohandas Gandhi
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security
will deserve neither and lose both
Benjamin Franklin
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last
Winston Churchill
Rarely is the question asked: is our children learning?
George W. Bush
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants
Thomas Jefferson
Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's
Jesus
You know, they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick
Sarah Palin
A house divided against itself cannot stand
Abraham Lincoln
Workers of the world, unite
Karl Marx
I am not a crook
Richard Nixon
I have a dream
Martin Luther King, Jr
I took the initiative in creating the Internet
Al Gore
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world
Socrates
I am the state
Louis XIV
Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.
But I repeat myself.
Mark Twain
Blood alone moves the wheels of history
Benito Mussolini
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely
Lord Acton
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level 43
Aug 5, 2012
Got most of my answers by just randomly typing us presidents: Kennedy, Roosevelt, Nixon, Lincoln, Jefferson, Bush etc.
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level 61
Jan 23, 2015
haha, so I'm not the only one :D
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level 20
Sep 14, 2012
couldn't remember al gore's name!
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level 73
Nov 13, 2013
I guess I never considered Socrates "political." Still wouldn't have gotten it.
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level 58
Jun 15, 2015
I don't believe there's any evidence Gandhi ever uttered the "eye for an eye" quote.
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level 75
Jun 15, 2015
Agreed. Most sources say it was mis-attributed to him, because it was in Louis Fischer's biography "The Life of Mahatma Gandhi." However, Fischer was paraphrasing or summarizing Gandhi's philosophy, NOT quoting him. Also, there are other variations on the quote going back to the early 1900s.
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level 75
Jun 10, 2018
Indeed, FIscher didn't claim that Gandhi had actually uttered these words. Wikiquote lists it as a misattribution, and lists George Perry Graham as having made a nearly identical statement in 1914.
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level 58
Jun 15, 2015
I still remember when Sarah Palin introduced herself to the world with that quote, and I immediately thought "this is going to be a train wreck."
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level 59
Jun 15, 2015
The 5 most guessed here are Americans. Whereas only 66% could guess Marx and a staggering only 30% could guess Louis XIV (only having to remember Louis). I don't know about you, but I don't need more evidence that most Jetpunkers are Americans. The quiz itself is well-made and balanced anyway.
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level 59
Jun 15, 2015
It does make sense, if people are approaching it in the "Guess all famous people who said famous things" approach; and if they're from the US, then those 5 are likely to be among the first people guessed. I did get all the Americans (American here), but only because I went down the line and filled them in. Louis XIV's quote is SO memorable; or at least I think so. "L'etat, c'est moi" is like, the most full-of-yourself statement anyone could ever make (I know, challenge accepted). And Marx, come on, even if you didn't know the quote, it's kind of obvious. Plus the whole politically-significant-historical-persons theme. The only one I was uncertain about (besides Lord Acton, whose quote I am totally familiar with, but whose name escaped the sh*t of me) was Mussolini, but the whole "blood blah blah blah" thing made narrowing it down to a famous dictator pretty easy.
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level 75
Jun 15, 2015
I only got Louis XIV because I was trying to remember who said, "Workers of the world unite" and I tried Lewis and Louis for John L. Lewis - I couldn't remember which way he spelled his surname. Then I tried Marx for another one, and got the workers clue. In this case two wrongs did make a right.
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level 75
Jun 19, 2015
You're collecting evidence? Was this conclusion ever in doubt?
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level 80
Jun 15, 2015
The "is our children learning" one is easy once you spot the grammar.
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level 61
Feb 9, 2017
I guessed Dan Quayle first.
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level 64
May 9, 2018
Ha, same! It sounded something he might've said.
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level 75
Jun 15, 2015
oh, man, should have known the Twain quote. That definitely sounds like him.
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level 59
Jun 15, 2015
Yep, him or Franklin. Though Franklin was more often astute without being snarky, whereas Twain almost never separated the two.
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level 61
Feb 9, 2017
Also sounds like Will Rogers.
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level 71
Jun 15, 2015
I though Mark Twain's quote was one of Michael Moore's. I also thought of Al Franken, but since he got elected himself he was less likely.
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level 60
Jan 12, 2016
I got Bush and Palin because I knew there were only two people stupid enough to say what they said.
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level 38
Oct 28, 2017
Haven't you ever misspoken when under pressure? And George W. Bush was certainly under pressure for his entire tenure in the White House! - Give the man a break, will you. He couldn't be that stupid; he was the only President with an MBA. (a Master's Degree in Business Administration for you non-Americans)
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level 77
Apr 17, 2018
The ONLY two people stupid enough? I think you massively over-estimate the intelligence of much of the political class.
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level 42
Jun 24, 2016
This is a thing I do when I don't know the answers - go through the comments and copy down mentioned names
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level 67
Nov 7, 2017
Dear god, 10 put of 19 answers are about American politicans. Not as if the rest of the world has politics or any politicans who have ever said anything of note. Pathetic.
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level 77
Apr 17, 2018
My God, how will you survive? An internet quiz has too many American politicians for your taste?!
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level 75
Feb 2, 2019
Lincoln may have quoted that, "A house divided against itself cannot stand," but Jesus said that one first.