Ideology Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old ideology quotes, ideology sayings, and ideology proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

You can imprison a man, but not an idea. You can exile a man, but not an idea. You can kill a man, but not an idea.     

Benazir Bhutto

Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science.     

E. O. Wilson

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.     

Eugene Ionesco

Ideologies are mental prisons that produce blindness.     

Fernando Araya

Ideologies exist only where there is no absolute knowledge. If you know something, you do not have to believe or disbelieve it.     

Idries Shah

All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political, for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, which has so unfortunately divided man.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Violent ideologies follow their own logic, the logic that sustains the system - a convoluted logic that unravels when it, itself, is labeled.     

Melanie Joy

An idea is something you have; an ideology is something that has you.     

Morris Berman

My feet are firmly planted in my political ideology. To me, it's being authentic in every area, and that includes politics.     

Natasha Rothwell

Ideology is strong exactly because it is no longer experienced as ideology… we feel free because we lack the very language to articulate our unfreedom.     

Slavoj Žižek

Individual cultures and ideologies have their appropriate uses but none of them erase or replace the universal experiences, like love and weeping and laughter, common to all human beings.     


It is possible to lead astray an entire generation, to strike it blind, to drive it insane, to direct it towards a false goal. Napoleon proved this.     

Alexander Herzen

No matter where you stand politically - even if you're unsure of what your political ideology is - it is important to take part in the process of shaping our government.     

Brad Henry

I think of feminism as more of a political ideology.     

Callie Khouri

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.     

Edward Abbey

There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation.     

Eugene Ionesco

What we do with our lives largely depends on the philosophy of life we have subjected our lives to as a way of living life, and which controls, move and directs our lives!     

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

It is perfectly acceptable in a free and liberal society to criticize, debate, mock, and reject any ideology.     

Gad Saad

Americans have not only a right but a responsibility to consider the values of those who seek to lead them - whether they arise from life experience, political ideology or religious belief.     

Gary Bauer

The Third World is not a reality but an ideology.     

Hannah Arendt

An ideologue is one who places agenda above truth.     

J.Adam Snyder

You can compromise without violating your principles, but it is nearly impossible to compromise when you turn principles into ideology.     

Jamie Dimon

Ideologies have no heart of their own. They're the whores and angels of our striving selves.     

John Le Carre

My hope is that people begin to understand what the fiscal realities are - how economic virtue differs from political virtue - and develop a realization of their individual economic philosophy in comparison to their perceived political ideology.     

Kurt Bills

Ideology has shaped the very sofa on which I sit.     

Mason Cooley

Religion makes people kill each other. Science supplies them with weapons.     

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology.     

Ronald Reagan

The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty - of the indefinite expansion of possibility.     

Susan Sontag

Life has become the ideology of its own absence.     

Theodor W. Adorno

The ultimate end of any ideology is totalitarianism.     

Tom Robbins

Hunger has no ideology. It does not respond to party or to rant. Hunger, in short, is not a red state/blue state problem.     

Donna Brazile

Men are restless, adventurous. Women are conservative - despite what current ideology says.     

Doris Lessing

In presidential elections, I think people focus way too much on ideology.     

Eric Garcetti

Infected by political ideology, if you dare question climate models, your career is done.     

Greg Gutfeld

The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man... not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.     

Jean Genet

Any type of political ideology is going to have a lot of different variants of it.     

John Mackey

Ideas are not dangerous unless they find seeding place in some earth more profound than the mind.     

John Steinbeck

You have your ideology and I have mine.     

Khalil Gibran

Those who find it hypocritical of others to use, say, a smartphone, to speak ill of capitalism, needs to be reminded that capitalism is an ideology, not a technology.     

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

It is not with architecture that one can disseminate any political ideology.     

Oscar Niemeyer

The divisiveness that threatens the fabric of our nation - whether due to race, religion, political ideology, gender, sexual orientation, or other - must end.     

Tulsi Gabbard