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Best Quotes about Politics

1.
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
Quinton, John

2.
Things must be done by parties, not by persons using parties as tools.
Disraeli, Benjamin

3.
The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.
Marx, Karl

4.
Politicians have the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterward to explain why it didn't happen.
Churchill, Winston

5.
Any man with a fine shock of hair, a good set of teeth, and a bewitching smile can park his brains, if he has any, and run for public office.

6.
Only very intelligent people don't wish they were in politics, and I'm dumb enough to want to be in there.
Welles, Orson

7.
A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.
Humphrey, Hubert H.

8.
Successful democratic politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle, or otherwise manage to manipulate the demanding and threatening elements in their constituencies. The decisive consideration is not whether the proposition is good but whether it is popular -- not whether it will work well and prove itself but whether the active talking constituents like it immediately. Politicians rationalize this servitude by saying that in a democracy public men are the servants of the people.
Lippmann, Walter

9.
Politics is organized hatred, that is unity.
Chapman, John Jay

10.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed [and Hence Clamorous To Be Led To Safety] by an endless series of hobgoblins.
Mencken, H. L.

11.
Politics is made up largely of irrelevancies.
Dalton Camp

12.
The newspaper reader says: this party will ruin itself if it makes errors like this. My higher politics says: a party which makes errors like this is already finished -- it is no longer secure in its instincts.
Nietzsche, Friedrich

13.
We mean by politics the people's business -- the most important business there is.
Stevenson, Adlai E.

14.
The era of the political was one of anomie: crisis, violence, madness and revolution. The era of the trans-political is that of anomaly: an aberration of no consequence, contemporaneous with the event of no consequence.
Baudrillard, Jean

15.
Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.
Nathan, George Jean

16.
My deepest feeling about politicians is that they are dangerous lunatics to be avoided when possible and carefully humored; people, above all, to whom one must never tell the truth.
Auden, W. H.

17.
In the school of political projectors, I was but ill entertained, the professors appearing, in my judgment, wholly out of their senses; which is a scene that never fails to make me melancholy. These unhappy people were proposing schemes for persuading monarchs to choose favorites upon the score of their wisdom, capacity, and virtue; of teaching ministers to consult the public good; of rewarding merit, great abilities, and eminent services, of instructing princes to know their true interest, by placing it on the same foundation with that of their people; of choosing for employment persons qualified to exercise them; with many other wild impossible chimeras, that never entered before into the heart of man to conceive; and confirmed in me the old observation, that there is nothing so extravagant and irrational which some philosophers have not maintained for truth.
Swift, Jonathan

18.
No wonder that, when a political career is so precarious, men of worth and capacity hesitate to embrace it. They cannot afford to be thrown out of their life's course by a mere accident.
Bryce, James

19.
Politics is like a race horse. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage.
Herriot, Edouard

20.
The reason political party platforms are so long is that when you straddle anything it takes a long time to explain it.
Rogers, Will

21.
I played by the rules of politics as I found them.
Nixon, Richard M.

22.
Although he's regularly asked to do so, God does not take sides in American politics.
Mitchell, George J.

23.
A majority is always better than the best repartee.
Disraeli, Benjamin

24.
Politicians say they're beefing up our economy. Most don't know beef from pork.
Lowman, Hariold

25.
Only he has the calling for politics who is sure that he will not crumble when the world from his point of view is too stupid or base for what he wants to offer. Only he who in the face of all this can say In spite of all! has the calling for politics.
Weber, Max

26.
If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government.
Goldwater, Barry

27.
The first mistake in public business is going into it.
Franklin, Benjamin

28.
Religion is organized to satisfy and guide the soul -- politics does the same thing for the body.
Cary, Joyce

29.
People with high ideals don't necessarily make good politicians. If clean politics is so important, we should leave the job to scientists and the clergy.
Watanabe, Michio

30.
Politic is going to be diluted down into a ten second window, where you whack the guy as hard as you can and then get out there.
Dixon, Alan

31.
Elected leaders who forget how they got there won't the next time.
Forbes, Malcolm S.

32.
It's a great country, where anybody can grow up to be president... except me.
Goldwater, Barry

33.
To know your place is a good idea in politics. That is not to say stay in your place or hang on to your place, because ambition or boredom may dictate upward or downward mobility, but a sense of place -- a feel for one's own position in the control room -- is useful in gauging what you should try to do.
Safire, William

34.
Most people assume the fights are going to be the left versus the right, but it always is the reasonable versus the jerks.
Jimmy Wales

35.
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
John Kenneth Galbraith

36.
Prosperity is necessarily the first theme of a political campaign.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

37.
One can say that three pre-eminent qualities are decisive for the politician: passion, a feeling of responsibility, and a sense of proportion.
Weber, Max

38.
Let me just tell you how thrilling it really is, and how, what a challenge it is, because in 1988 the question is whether we're going forward to tomorrow or whether we're going to go past to the back!
Quayle, Dan

39.
It is far easier for the proverbial camel to pass through the needle's eye, hump and all, than for an erstwhile colonial administration to give sound and honest counsel of a political nature to its liberated territory.
Nkrumah, Kwame

40.
An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.
Einstein, Albert

41.
It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
Albert Einstein

42.
The two maxims of any great man at court are, always to keep his countenance and never to keep his work.
Swift, Jonathan

43.
When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that things were just as bad as we'd been saying they were.
Kennedy, John F.

44.
Few businessmen are capable of being in politics, they don't understand the democratic process, they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn't a business.
Forbes, Malcolm S.

45.
When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.
Jefferson, Thomas

46.
The average educated man in America has about as much knowledge of what a political idea is as he has of the principles of counterpoint. Each is a thing used in politics or music which those fellows who practice politics or music manipulate somehow. Show him one and he will deny that it is politics at all. It must be corrupt or he will not recognize it. He has only seen dried figs. He has only thought dried thoughts. A live thought or a real idea is against the rules of his mind.
Chapman, John Jay

47.
The right man, in the right place, at the right time, can steal millions.
Nunn, Gregory

48.
Once you run for office, you're in it -- sort of like going into the military. You'd better be damned sure it is what you want to do and that the rest of your life is set up to accommodate that. It takes a certain toll on your personality and on your family life. I've seen it personally.
Kennedy Jr., John F.

49.
What is a democrat? One who believes that the republicans have ruined the country. What is a republican? One who believes that the democrats would ruin the country.
Bierce, Ambrose

50.
I never said all Democrats were saloonkeepers; what I said was all saloonkeepers are Democrats.
Greeley, Horace


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