I wrote a long political post out of frustration today. I’m not going to share it. You’re welcome. Instead I offer you ten political quotes to chase away the election blues. If you’re feeling frustrated like me, sometimes it helps to find solace in the words of another. So read on, and feel free to borrow any or all of these ten political quotes to get you through this painful election cycle.

Hang in there! Election season is almost over after which we can all shift our focus to arguing about the evils of whoever gets elected.

George Orwell –

Political language…is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

Quotes, George Orwell

Groucho Marx –

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.

Quotes, Groucho Marx

June Jordan –

Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.

Quotes, June Jordan

Thom Yorke –

One of the interesting things here is that the people who should be shaping the future are politicians. But political framework itself is so dead and closed that people look to other sources, like artists, because art and music allow people a certain freedom.

Quotes, Thom Yorke

Bob Woodward –

The cloud of doubt that surrounds political figures tends to remain and never dissipate or be clarified.

Quotes, Bob Woodward

John F. Kennedy –

The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.

Quotes, John F. Kennedy

Martin Luther King Jr. –

There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.

Quotes, Martin Luther King Jr.

Horace Mann –

Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.

Quotes, Horace Mann

Tony Campolo –

What we need to affirm is that Jesus is neither a Democrat nor a Republican. Whenever we marry Jesus to a political party, we are committing the sin of idolatry. We are making Jesus into the image of our political party.

Quotes, Tony Campolo

James Joyce –

I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my home, my fatherland, or my church; and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use–silence, exile, and cunning.

Quotes, James Joyce