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Party Quotes


These are some of the best 'Party' quotations and sayings.

He knows very little of mankind, who expects, by any facts or reasoning, to convince a determined party-man.

He that aspires to be the head of a party will find it more difficult to please his friends than to perplex his foes. He must often act from false reasons which are weak, because he dares not avow the true reasons which are strong.

I always voted at my party's call, And I never thought of thinking for myself at all.

If I could not go to Heaven but with a party I would not go there at all.

If we mean to support the liberty and independence which have cost us so much blood and treasure to establish, we must drive far away the demon of party spirit and local reproach.

Men in a party have liberty only for their motto; in reality they are greater slaves than anybody else would care to make them.

Men naturally sympathize with the calamities of individuals; but they are inclined to look on a fallen party with contempt rather than with pity.

Nothing can be proposed so wild or so absurd as not to find a party, and often a very large party to espouse it.

Of all kinds of credulity, the most obstinate is that of party-spirit; of men, who, being numbered, they know not why, in any party, resign the use of their own eyes and ears, and resolve to believe nothing that does not favor those whom they profess to follow.

One thing I certainly never was made for, and that is to put principles on and off at the dictation of a party, as a lackey changes his livery at his master's command.

Party honesty is party expediency.

Party is the madness of many, for the gain of a few.

Party standards are the shadows in which patriotism is buried.

Party-spirit is a lying, vociferous, reckless spirit, a stranger to candor, willing to pervert truth, and to use underhand and dishonest means, so it may gain the victory.

People who declare that they belong to no party certainly do not belong to ours.

Political parties serve to keep each other in check, one keenly watching the other.

Such is the turbulence of human passions in party disputes, when victory more than truth is contended for, that the post of honor is a private station.

The political parties that I would call great, are those which cling more to principles than to consequences; to general, and not to special cases; to ideas, and not to men. - Such parties are usually distinguished by a nobler character, more generous passions, more genuine convictions, and a more bold and open conduct than others.

The tendency of party-spirit has ever been to disguise, and propagate, and support error.

There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government, and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This, within certain limits, is probably true. But in governments of a popular character, and purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be, by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent it bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume.