„But life is just a party, and parties weren't meant to last.“
— José Antonio Primo de Rivera Spanish noble and politician 1903 - 1936
Antony Beevor, The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 (2006), p. 111.
— David Zindell American writer 1952
„Opposition and struggle between ideas of different kinds constantly occur within the Party; this is a reflection within the Party of contradictions between classes and between the new and the old in society. If there were no contradictions in the Party and no ideological struggles to resolve them, the Party's life would come to an end.“
— Mao Zedong Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 1893 - 1976
„On March 20, 1854, the Republican Party was established in Ripon, Wisconsin. Referred to as the 'GOP' or 'Grand Old Party', it established for one reason, to break the chains of slavery and ensure the unalienable rights endowed by the Creator of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness would be for all Americans. The Republican Party was created to achieve individual freedom. Then, as now, the antagonist to the Republican Party has been the Democrats, the party of collective subjugation and individual enslavement, then physical, now economic.“
— Allen West (politician) American politician; retired United States Army officer 1961
„Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.“
— Jimmy Buffett American singer–songwriter and businessman 1946
„It has a very small life span. It is a party led by people committed to naxal ideology. They are not improving the society, but rather disrupting it.“
— Subramanian Swamy Indian politician 1939
On Aam Aadmi Party, as quoted in "AAP is led by people committed to naxal ideology, alleges Subramanian Swamy" http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/aap-is-led-by-people-committed-to-naxal-ideology-alleges-subramanian-swamy/1/331149.html, India Today (13 December 2013)
„I have always been strong for a large increase of labour representation in the House of Commons…Now, I dare say the day may come—it may come sooner than some think—when the Liberal party will be transformed or superseded by some new party; but before the working population of this country have their destinies in their own hands, as they will assuredly do within a measurable distance of time, there is enough ground to be cleared which only the Liberal party is capable of clearing. The ideal of the Liberal party is that view of things which believes that the welfare of all is bound up with injustice being done to none. Above all, according to the ideal of the Liberal party—that party from which I beseech you, not for my sake, but for your own, not to sever yourselves—the ideal of the Liberal party is this—that in the mass of the toilers on land all the fountains of national life abide and the strongest and most irresistible currents flow.“
— John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn British Liberal statesman, writer and newspaper editor 1838 - 1923
Speech in Newcastle (21 May 1894), quoted in 'Mr. Morley At Newcastle', The Times (22 May 1894), p. 11.