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Politics quotes and quotations

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

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

Politics is the art of preventing people from sticking their noses in things that are properly their business.
Paul Valery

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
Napoleon I. Bonaparte

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

Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
Ambrose Bierce

Man is by nature a political animal.
Aristotle

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

The White Plume of Navarre.
Author Unknown

Politics is largely a matter of heart.
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

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
Author Unknown

I consider biennial elections as a security that the sober, second thought of the people shall be law.
Fisher Ames

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

All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies.
Fisher Ames

Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity.
Vera Brittain

Listen! John A. Logan is the Head Centre, the Hub, the King Pin, the Main Spring, Mogul, and Mugwump of the final plot by which partisanship was installed in the Commission.
Isaac Hill Bromley

In politics nothing is contemptible.
Jean Baptiste Colbert

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

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

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

The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
Henry Cate VII

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

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

Politics is the art of the possible.
Otto Von Bismarck

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

Finality is not the language of politics.
Jean Baptiste Colbert

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

Politics is applesauce.
Will Rogers

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

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

The Duty of an Opposition is to oppose.
Sir Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
Mao Tse-Tung

Politics has less to do with where you live than where your heart is.
Margaret Cho

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

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

It is necessary that I should qualify the doctrine of its being not men, but measures, that I am determined to support. In a monarchy it is the duty of parliament to look at the men as well as at the measures.
Lord Henry Peter Brougham

We are Republicans, and don't propose to leave our party and identify ourselves with the party whose antecedents have been Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion.
Samuel Dickinson Burchard

You had that action and counteraction which, in the natural and in the political world, from the reciprocal struggle of discordant powers draws out the harmony of the universe.
Edmund Burke

Here the two great interests Imperium et Libertas, res olim insociabiles (saith Tacitus), began to incounter each other.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (3)

I am of the opinion which you have always held, that "viva voce" voting at elections is the best method.
Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Protection and patriotism are reciprocal.
John Caldwell Calhoun

Away with the cant of "Measures not men!"--the idle supposition that it is the harness and not the horses that draw the chariot along. No Sir, if the comparison must be made, if the distinction must be taken, men are everything, measures comparatively nothing.
George Canning

Man is by nature a political animal.
Fisher Ames

A minister who moves about in society is in a position to read the signs of the times even in a festive gathering, but one who remains shut up in his office learns nothing.
Duc de Choiseul

One of the greatest Romans, when asked where were his politics, replied, "Imperium et libertas." That would not make a bad programme for a British Ministry.
Sir Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill

Of this stamp is the cant of, not men, but measures.
Edmund Burke

There are no true friends in politics.
Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Party honesty is party expediency.
Steven Grover Cleveland

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

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

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

Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth.
Will Rogers

Politics is the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of social order.
Barry Goldwater

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

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
General Dwight David Eisenhower

It is a condition which confronts us--not a theory.
Steven Grover Cleveland

Let it alone. Let it pass by.
Jean Baptiste Colbert

The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Winston Churchill

England has never enjoyed a genuine social revolution. Maybe that's what's wrong with that dear, tepid, vapid, insipid, stuffy, little country.
Edward Abbey

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

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
Henry Adams