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Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
– Robert Louis StephensonRate it:
Politics is still crucially important. Our choices are vital, and we've got to make them, and not just say, 'Oh, they're all the same.' They are all the same in certain ways, alas -- a political animal is such an animal. But lurking somewhere behind their rhetoric and their spittle are important choices that we should make.
– Dennis PotterRate it:
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 ReaganRate it:
Politics is the art of anesthesia.
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
– Julius Henry MarxRate it:
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
– Ernest BennRate it:
Politics is the art of preventing people from sticking their noses in things that are properly their business.
– Paul ValéryRate it:
Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.
– Paul ValeryRate it:
Politics is the art of the possible.
– R. A. ButlerRate it:
Politics is the art of the possible.
(originally, "Die Politik ist die Lehre von Möglichen.")

– Otto von BismarckRate it:
Politics is the conspiracy of the unproductive but organized against the productive but unorganized.
– Joseph SobranRate it:
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
– Oscar AmeringerRate it:
Politics is the pursuit of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men.
– George Jean NathanRate it:
Politics is the science of getting more power than anyone deserves to have.
– Kirk Brothers, The Revolutionary RightRate it:
Politics is the science of urgencies.
– Theodore ParkerRate it:
Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
– Lester B. PearsonRate it:
Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
– Mao Tse TungRate it:
Politics makes strange postmasters.
– Kin HubbardRate it:
Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
– Lucille BallRate it:
Politics when I am in it, makes me sick.
– Edward De BonoRate it:
Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.
– Herbert Marshall McLuhanRate it:
Politics [is] the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of social order.
– Barry GoldwaterRate it:
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
– Henry AdamsRate it:
Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
– Ambrose BierceRate it:
Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
– Henry AdamsRate it:

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