Wisdom from Polonius


Franklin D. Roosevelt

I am a Christian and a Democrat—that’s all.


Will Rogers

The difference between a Republican and a Democrat is the Democrat is a cannibal—they have to live off each other—while the Republicans, why, they live off the Democrats.

I am not a member of any organized party—I am a Democrat.

You’ve got to be [an] optimist to be a Democrat, and you’ve got to be a humorist to stay one.


Robert Frost

The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother’s always a Democrat.


Bette Davis

I sent my flowers across the hall to Mrs. Nixon but her husband remembered what a Democrat I am and sent them back.


Ann Richards

Poor George, he can’t help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth.


Will Stanton

Republicans sleep in twin beds—some even in separate rooms. That is why there are more Democrats.



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