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Man is by nature a political animal.
Aristotle

Politics is the art of the possible.
Otto Von Bismarck

Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
Ambrose Bierce
The Devil's Dictionary.

I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
Charles de Gaulle

You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.
Abraham Lincoln

A politician…one that would circumvent God.
William Shakespeare
Hamlet.

I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.
Will Rogers

A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.
Tom Wolfe
From novel 'The Bonfire of the Vanities'.

The ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.
Winston Churchill
On qualifications desirable for prospective politician.

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
Abraham Lincoln

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Aesop

Politics is not an exact science
Otto Von Bismarck

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
Ambrose Bierce
The Devil's Dictionary.

It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
Albert Einstein

Crime does not pay ... as well as politics.
Alfred E. Newman

Politics is made up largely of irrelevancies.
Dalton Camp

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
Ernest Benn

Put not your trust in princes.
The Bible
Psalm 146. 3.

In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap.
Napoleon Bonaparte

If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
Jay Leno

The problem with political jokes is that they get elected.
Author Unknown

There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators.
Will Rogers

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
John Kenneth Galbraith

The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'.
Larry Hardiman

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
Mao Zedong

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

Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate.
Mark B. Cohen

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
Texas Guinan

The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority.
Will Durant

Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. He who molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or decisions possible or impossible to execute.
Abraham Lincoln

I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
Adlai Stevenson

At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols.
Aldous Huxley

The 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.
Alex Carey

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

Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Albert Einstein

The work of the political activist inevitably involves a certain tension between the requirement that position be taken on current issues as they arise and the desire that one's contributions will somehow survive the ravages of time.
Angela Davis

I've always said that in politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you.
Ann Richards

Among politicians the esteem of religion is profitable; the principles of it are troublesome.
Benjamin Whichcote

Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism.
Bill Moyers

A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.
Carl Sandberg

Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important.
Eugene McCarthy

Get thee glass eyes;
And like a scurvy politician, seem
To see the things thou dost not.
William Shakespeare

When the political columnists say 'Every thinking man' they mean themselves, and when candidates appeal to 'Every intelligent voter' they mean everybody who is going to vote for them.
Franklin P. Adams
Nods and Becks.

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
Lester B. Pearson

The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best.
Will Rogers

Politics is largely a matter of heart.
R. A. Butler

Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.
Paul Valery

In politics you must always keep running with the pack. The moment that you falter and they sense that you are injured, the rest will turn on you like wolves.
R. A. Butler

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

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Ronald Reagan

Politics is applesauce.
Will Rogers

Politics is the art of postponing decisions until they are no longer relevant.
Henri Queuille

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

If you want something said, ask a man...if you want something done, ask a woman.
Margaret Thatcher

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

The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery. They're the kind of people who'd stop to help you change a flat, but would somehow manage to set your car on fire. I would be reluctant to entrust them with a Cuisinart, let alone the economy. The Republicans, on the other hand, would know how to fix your tire, but they wouldn't bother to stop because they'd want to be on time for Ugly Pants Night at the country club.
Dave Barry

Politics are not the task of a Christian.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Some men see things as they are and say, "Why?" I dream of things that never were and say, "Why not?"
George Bernard Shaw

Too bad that all the people who really know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair.
George Burns

Although he's regularly asked to do so, God does not take sides in American politics.
George J. Mitchell

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
George Orwell

Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.
Hermann Goering

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
John F. Kennedy

There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
John Kenneth Galbraith

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

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
Nikita Krushchev

The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
Plato

Politics would be a helluva good business if it weren't for the goddamned people.
Richard Nixon

The good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
Aristotle

It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.
Francis Bacon

Politicians are like the bones of a horse's foreshoulder-not a straight one in it.
Wendell Phillips
 


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