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Force always attracts men of low morality.

All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.


He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.

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

Politicians and diapers should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

Douglas Adams

No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.

As I would not be a slave so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.

Abraham Lincoln

Reader suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

When I hear a man preach I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.

Facts are stubborn but statistics are more pliable.

Mark Twain

We get what we deserve. They are our elected officials.

George Carlin

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end... I have lost every other friend on earth I shall at least have one friend left and that friend shall be down inside of me.

Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.

You can fool some people sometimes, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.

I believe that Ronald Reagan will someday make this country what it once was... an arctic wilderness.

Steve Martin

It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.


In matters of conscience the law of the majority has no place.

Mahatma Gandhi

All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.

Forget sex, or politics, or religion, loneliness is the subject that clears out a room.

All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats.

Everything is possible, from angels to demons, to economists and politicians.

A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.

There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race and finish the farce.

Mark Twain

Conservative n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.

I hate all politics. I don't like either political party. One should not belong to them - one should be an individual standing in the middle. Anyone that belongs to a party stops thinking.

When I am getting ready to reason with a man I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say, and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table.

H. G. Wells

To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.

Oscar Wilde

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.

I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social political and religious. All act and react upon one another.

Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe and which mean very little.

Don't be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President, or you delegate it. Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it.

With public sentiment nothing can fail. Without it nothing can succeed.

Abraham Lincoln

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.

John Kenneth Galbraith

In my opinion eight years as president is enough, and sometimes too much for any man to serve in that capacity.

Harry S. Truman

Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?

Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.

The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control and outnumbers both of the other classes.

The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.

Mahatma Gandhi

Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy.

I don't vote. Two reasons. First of all it's meaningless, this country was bought and sold a long time ago. The shit they shovel around every 4 years *pfff* doesn't mean a fucking thing. Secondly I believe if you vote you have no right to complain. People like to twist that around

It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.

James Madison

Elections should be held on April 16th- the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders.

You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.

Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.

I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.

Margaret Thatcher

There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.

What we won when all of our people united must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics. Accordingly I shall not seek and I will not accept the nomination of my party for another term as president.

I rarely meet a politician that I don't like personally. They are generally well endowed with charm. Therein lies the danger.

I've never written a political song. Songs can't save the world. I've gone through all that.

Bob Dylan

The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class.


Politics is almost as exciting as war and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.

Fifty percent of people won't vote and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty percent.

Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.

A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.

Necessity never made a good bargain.

No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections.

There is no sea more dangerous than the ocean of practical politics, none in which there is more need of good pilotage and of a single unfaltering purpose when the waves rise high.

Thomas Huxley

Elected leaders who forget how they got there, won't the next time.

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise it costs nothing.

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.

Our success, educationally, industrially and politically, is based upon the protection of a nation founded by ourselves. And the nation can be nowhere else but in Africa.

Marcus Garvey

And fifth, we will champion small businesses, America's engine of job growth. That means reducing taxes on business, not raising them. It means simplifying and modernizing the regulations that hurt small business the most. And it means that we must rein in the skyrocketing cost of healthcare by repealing and replacing Obamacare.

Mitt Romney

I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives.

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail.

Compromise n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due.

Politicians also have no leisure because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory or happiness.


If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens you can never regain their respect and esteem.

The loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad.

James Madison

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.

Albert Einstein

An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.

Albert Einstein

The state exists for the sake of a good life and not for the sake of life only


The mark of a true politician is that he is never at a loss for words because he is always half-expecting to be asked to make a speech.

Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects, because men are equally free they claim to be absolutely equal.


The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.

You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.

Harry S. Truman

Therefore the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.


Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically by definition be disqualified from ever doing so.

Gore Vidal

I wouldn't trust Nixon from here to that phone.

Nationality is the miracle of political independence, race is the principle of physical analogy.

Earnestness is stupidity sent to college.

In Republics the great danger is that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.

It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.


In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for, as for me I rejoice that I am not a Republican.

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.

Sometimes I wonder whether Washington's liberal politicians truly understand the greatness that is America.

Kudos to the educators, athletes, dancers, judges, janitors, politicians, artists, actors, writers, singers, poets and social activist, to all who dare to look at like with humor, determination and respect

Maya Angelou

One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.

Oscar Wilde

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.

Gore Vidal

Everything is political. I will never be a politician or even think political. Me just deal with life and nature. That is the greatest thing to me.

Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it.

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.

The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority it is time to pause and reflect.

A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness when he as an individual, rather than his policy, becomes the issue.

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.

The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition.

Politics without principles, Education without character, Science without humanity, and Commerce without morality are not only useless, but also positively dangerous.

Sai Baba

Important principles may and must be inflexible.

Abraham Lincoln

Civil confusions often spring from trifles but decide great issues.


One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.

Albert Einstein

Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.

Mark Twain

I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

Abraham Lincoln

History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.

Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you, or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first then you are a parasite, if the second then you are an oasis in the desert.

Kahlil Gibran

Distrust and caution are the parents of security.

What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.


Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock.

Political necessities sometime turn out to be political mistakes.

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does.

Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment nothing can fail. Without it nothing can succeed.

Abraham Lincoln

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand they do less easily move against him believing that he has the gods on his side.

Politics have no relation to morals.

I made a mistake by being ejected from the presidency. Next time I will choose a Cabinet which will allow me to be life President.

Through pro-growth policies by abolishing Obamacare and eliminating other Obama-imposed impediments to economic growth we will get our economy back on track.

When an army unit returns from service in Iraq or Afghanistan it barely gets a breather before it begins training for its next deployment.

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion and sometimes an indirect boast.

I'm not a politician. And I don't want to be.

I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety.

There have been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.

William Shakespeare

The trouble with Nixon is that he's a serious politics junkie. He's totally hooked and like any other junkie he's a bummer to have around especially as President.

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.

One of the most pervasive political visions of our time is the vision of liberals as compassionate and conservatives as less caring.

Prosperity is necessarily the first theme of a political campaign.

I think that if I would talk on a political subject if I talk about it it would divide the audience on that issue. That's not my issue.

Is it really true that political self-interest is nobler somehow than economic self-interest?

By 2000 politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.

All that we do is done with an eye to something else.

Nowadays politically everybody is promising everything. That's the only way you can get elected.

Money is power and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.

Andrew Jackson

The need for peace in Northern Ireland goes well beyond political stability. It now speaks to regional Europe and even global stability.

Hillary Clinton

The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation.

Politically the world is so confused right now - there's so much suffering caused by various movements by various parties and people in power in government.

I'm a political conservative.

Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be for the world an example of a genuinely free democratic just and humane society.

Pope John Paul II

To avoid being mistaken for a sellout I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.

To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.

Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife his family his friends his colleagues in the Congress lifetime members of his own political party the American people and the world.

Like religion politics and family planning cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.

Politics is the art of controlling your environment.

The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.

Political ideology can corrupt the mind and science.

Alliance - in international politics the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.

One of the things being in politics has taught me is that men are not a reasoned or reasonable sex.

There is a great deal of political pressure to only talk about abstinence and to deny support for condoms and education on using them. This policy will lead to the unnecessary deaths of many people.

Hillary Clinton

When I'm not a politician I'll be dead.

The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians.

From politics it was an easy step to silence.

What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car?

I seldom think of politics more than eighteen hours a day.

The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.

Positive rights are the right to shelter the right to education, the right to health care, the right to a living wage. These things are - these are I would call them more properly political rights rather than positive rights. And they are extremely tricky because now we are dealing with things that are zero sum.

In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues and politics itself is a mass of lies evasions folly hatred and schizophrenia.

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins all of them imaginary.

Compromise makes a good umbrella but a poor roof, it is temporary expedient often wise in party politics almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.

James Russell Lowell

By burning Luther's books you may rid your bookshelves of him but you will not rid men's minds of him.

Finality is not the language of politics.

A sincere and steadfast co-operation in promoting such a reconstruction of our political system as would provide for the permanent liberty and happiness of the United States.

The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress, therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.

There is no maxim in my opinion which is more liable to be misapplied and which therefore more needs elucidation than the current one that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong.

War is the ultimate tool of politics.

There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable, for in politics there is no honour.

Political courage is not political suicide.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone I love not to mix with it.

I am really sorry to see my countrymen trouble themselves about politics. If men were wise the most arbitrary princes could not hurt them. If they are not wise the freest government is compelled to be a tyranny. Princes appear to me to be fools. Houses of Commons and Houses of Lords appear to me to be fools, they seem to me to be something else besides human life.

There is no doubt that America remains the premier political, economic, military power in the world, and I both expect and count on it remaining so, because I think that's certainly in our best interest, but also the best interests of the world.

In politics every day is filled with numerous opportunities for serious error. Enjoy it.

The political scene is already so turgid it doesn't need more of that from me.

The only people who say worse things about politicians that reporters do are other politicians.

The advantage of the internet is that it has taken away the charade of politics. China has heard of democracy and people know about certain concepts they wouldn't have previously.

Politically there were failures. And also on the personal level there were tremendous failures.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

The method of political science is the interpretation of life, its instrument is insight a nice understanding of subtle unformulated conditions.

Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful it does a great deal of harm.

Oscar Wilde

There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers and political power, and philosophy thus come into the same hands.

Well I don't think we should go to the moon. I think we maybe should send some politicians up there.

When the federal government spends more each year than it collects in tax revenues it has three choices: It can raise taxes print money or borrow money. While these actions may benefit politicians all three options are bad for average Americans.

Ron Paul

Political systems are run by self-selecting politicians. We don't draft people, it's not jury duty.

In politics nothing happens by accident. If it happens you can bet it was planned that way.

We've switched from a culture that was interested in manufacturing economics politics - trying to play a serious part in the world - to a culture that's really entertainment-based.

A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.

In Paris when the picture came out [Casablanca] they weren't too pleased with it. They didn't like the political point of view. The picture was taken off immediately and was never sold to television. A while ago it was brought in and opened in five theatres in Paris as a new movie. They had a big gala opening where I appeared and people were absolutely crazy about it.

Ingrid Bergman

I have not the smarts or patience for political office.

I sometimes think that I didn't leave the Republican Party as much as it left me.

Individual rights are not subject to a public vote, a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority, the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).

Before I went to jail I was active in politics as a member of South Africa's leading organization - and I was generally busy from 7 A.M. until midnight. I never had time to sit and think.

I probably will have to become more political down the road when my playing days are done because I'm going to have to have the support of others to grow my foundation.

In every country today there is politics. It may be authoritarian politics but there is politics.

Power is action, the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.

When it comes to the health of our families Barack refused to listen to all those folks who told him to leave health reform for another day another president. He didn't care whether it was the easy thing to do politically - that's not how he was raised - he cared that it was the right thing to do.

Michelle Obama

I think politicians get hamstrung by the nature of politics when the private sector can really do great things.

Life in general has never been even close to fair so the pretense that the government can make it fair is a valuable and inexhaustible asset to politicians who want to expand government.

Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.

Ron Paul

You can't be in politics unless you can walk in a room and know in a minute who's for you and who's against you.

The stimulus was a case of political patronage corporate welfare and cronyism at their worst.

For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state, since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions.

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

I love being able to be political without any political affiliation.

Lady Gaga

The future is not Big Government. Self-serving politicians. Powerful bureaucrats. This has been tried tested throughout history. The result has always been disaster. President Obama your agenda is not new. It's not change and it's not hope.

Rush Limbaugh

The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.

I was in civil society long before I was ever in politics or my husband was ever even elected president.

What we heard today was not fiscal leadership from our Commander-in-Chief, what we heard today was a political broadside from our Campaigner-in-Chief.

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention.

Imagine a political system so radical as to promise to move more of the poorest 20% of the population into the richest 20% than remain in the poorest bracket within the decade? You don't need to imagine it. It's called the United States of America.

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.

Vladimir Lenin

Politics are for foreigners with their endless wrongs and paltry rights. Politics are a lousy way to get things done. Politics are like God's infinite mercy a last resort.

In writing and politicking it's best not to think about it just do it.

Gore Vidal

Sooner I'd try to change history than turn political than try convincing others to write letters or to vote or to march or to do something they didn't already feel like doing

Richard Bach

Down the road I'll probably have a kid or two or three. And there will probably be political events or spiritual things to comment on and humor.

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

I always tell people that religious institutions and political institutions should be separate. So while I'm telling people this I myself continue with them combined. Hypocrisy!

I am definitely not a politician.

I think that people are tired. They're tired of the same old kind of politics. People want a new tone to politics.

Michelle Obama

What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!

Politics is for the present but an equation is for eternity.

Albert Einstein

If churches want to play the game of politics let them pay admission like everyone else

A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own.

H. G. Wells

I don't think the Egyptian people want to see what is a very clear effort to obtain political and economic rights turn into any kind of new form of oppression or suppression or violence or letting loose criminal elements.

Hillary Clinton

Ideology politics and journalism which luxuriate in failure are impotent in the face of hope and joy.

P. J. O'Rourke

When a new source of taxation is found it never means in practice that the old source is abandoned. It merely means that the politicians have two ways of milking the taxpayer where they had one before.

The world of American politics is more contentious than it has ever been in my lifetime.

Chuck Palahniuk

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency, the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity, both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.

A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in.

H. L. Mencken

I'm always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in politics whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.

Politics is a profession, a serious complicated and in its true sense a noble one.

Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all.

John W. Gardner

One has to be a lowbrow a bit of a murderer to be a politician ready and willing to see people sacrificed slaughtered for the sake of an idea whether a good one or a bad one.

Divide and rule the politician cries, unite and lead is watchword of the wise.

All political revolutions not affected by foreign conquest originate in moral revolutions. The subversion of established institutions is merely one consequence of the previous subversion of established opinions.

President Obama is the kind of politician who puts promises on the record and then calls that the record. But we are four years into this presidency.The issue is not the economy as Barack Obama inherited it not the economy as he envisions it but this economy as we are living it.

I must not write a word to you about politics because you are a woman.

I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think well if they attack one personally it means they have not a single political argument left.

Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.

Robert Frost

I would just like to say something ladies and gentlemen. Something that I think is very important. It is that you we - we own this country. We - we own it. It is not you owning it and not politicians owning it. Politicians are employees of ours.

A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.

Mahatma Gandhi

The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.

We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except a politician or an official a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges

Politics as the word is commonly understood are nothing but corruptions.

We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics. Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight.

Where is the politician who has not promised to fight to the death for lower taxes- and who has not proceeded to vote for the very spending projects that make tax cuts impossible?

It is a truism that almost any sect cult or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics in religion in philosophy as cause for withdrawing from a friend.

To those who have exhausted politics nothing remains but abstract thought.

Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

In the end that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?

We believe a renewed commitment to limited government will unshackle our economy and create millions of new jobs and opportunities for all people of every background to succeed and prosper. Under this approach the spirit of initiative - not political clout - determines who succeeds.

It's plain hokum. If you can't convince 'em confuse 'em. It's an old political trick. But this time it won't work.

Harry S. Truman

I do not deny that I planned sabotage. I did not plan it in a spirit of recklessness nor because I have any love of violence. I planned it as a result of a calm and sober assessment of the political situation that had arisen after many years of tyranny exploitation and oppression of my people by the whites.

Nelson Mandela

A state is not a mere society having a common place established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange...Political society exists for the sake of noble actions and not of mere companionship.

I remain just one thing and one thing only and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.

Only very intelligent people don't wish they were in politics and I'm dumb enough to want to be in there.

In war you can be killed only once. In politics many times.

The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold, shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical, and then crawl back to the shelter.

The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own.

The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible possible.

Half a truth is better than no politics.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that

Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.

Will Rogers

I was losing interest in politics when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.

Whether a woman's running for office or she's supporting her husband who's running for office and she gets criticised for wearing open-toed shoes or for the colour of her coat there's just a lot of history that you bear if you are a woman who puts herself out in the political arena.

After you have exhausted what there is in business politics conviviality and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains.

Walt Whitman

The country already has a leader who divides us with the bitter politics of envy. We have to offer an alternative vision.

Mitt Romney

Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.

David Brinkley

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.

I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves.

Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong.

I feel very happy to be living in Berkeley because there are a lot of people who are politically active here.

A lot of people are bored of all the political correctness.

If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics.

In politics nothing is contemptible.

I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.

In war you can only be killed once but in politics many times.

In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.

My dream of politics all my life has been that it is the common business that it is something we owe to each other to understand and discuss with absolute frankness.

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace good people don't go into government.

Donald Trump

I'm sorry that we have to have a Washington presence. We thrived during our first 16 years without any of this. I never made a political visit to Washington and we had no people here. It wasn't on our radar screen. We were just making great software.

Some day following the example of the United States of America there will be a United States of Europe.

George Washington

We are more thoroughly an enlightened people with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.

Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom, and a great empire and little minds go ill together.

Edmund Burke

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

George Orwell

What should I have known or written had I been a quiet mercantile politician or a lord in waiting? A man must travel and turmoil or there is no existence.

Lord Byron

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

On one hand given the political climate (in Amherst) I'm not shocked.

Man is by nature a political animal.

Politics is the diversion of trivial men who when they succeed at it become important in the eyes of more trivial men.

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening coast for a while and then have a hell of a close.

Ronald Reagan

The more you observe politics the more you've got to admit that each party is worse than the other.

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.

In politics... never retreat never retract... never admit a mistake.

I really don't have tremendous political ambition. I have policy ambition.

Consul - in American politics a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country.

Ambrose Bierce

The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.

Theodore Roosevelt
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