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Poets can't worry about popularity since loving life and humanity involves saying what some people don't want to hear.
– Vanna Bonta
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Poets generally love cats -- because poets have no delusions about their own superiority.
– Marion Garretty
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Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
– G. K. Chesterton
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POEZIA e o ştiinţă a acţiunii.
– Gellu Naum
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Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil --or else an absolute ignorance.
– Graham Greene
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Pointing out the comic elements of a situation can bring a sense of proportion and perspective to what might otherwise seem an overwhelming problem.
– Harvey Mindess
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Poker is generally reckoned to be America's second most popular after-dark activity. Sex is good, they say, but poker lasts longer
– Alfred Alvarez
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Polaire! The agitating and agitated Polaire! The tiny slip of a woman that you know, with the waist slender to the point of pain, of screaming out loud, of breaking in two, in a spasmically tight bodice, the prettiest slimness ...
– Jean Lorrain
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Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.
– Thomas Sowell
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Politeness costs nothing. Nothing, that is, to him that shows it but if often costs the world very dear.
– W. Allingham
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Politeness is half good manners and half good lying.
– Mary Wilson Little
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Politeness is one half good nature and the other half good lying.
– Mary Wilson Little
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Politeness is the flower of humanity.
– Joseph Joubert
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Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
– Ambrose Bierce
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Political correctness is the natural continuum from the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others. It is a heritage of communism, but they don't seem to see this.
– Doris Lessing
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Political history is largely an account of mass violence and of the expenditure of vast resources to cope with mythical fears and hopes.
– Murray Edelman, _Politics as Symbolic Action_, p. 1
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Political image is like mixing cement. When it's wet, you can move it around and shape it, but at some point it hardens and there's almost nothing you can do to reshape it.
– Walter Frederick Mondale
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Political is personal; personal is political. I never was a political person until I realized I was a lesbian. I was this oblivious middle-class white kid who didn’t understand the powers of oppression or structure or anything. My very existence became politicized for me and that’s what enabled me to see all these things. It wasn’t just me, it was a whole cultural movement that was also doing those things that I was a part of.
– Alison Bechdel
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Political language - and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
– George Orwell, 1946
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Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
– George Orwell
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Political policy is like a wild animal; it cannot be perfectly perceived, only appropriately considered.
– Tyler DeVinaspre
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Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
– Mao Tse-tung
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Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it.
– Laurence J. Peter
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Politician talk themselves red, white, and blue in the face.
– Clare Booth Luce
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Politicians -- power itself -- are abject because they merely embody the profound contempt people have for their own lives. One should be grateful to the politicians for accepting the abstractness of power, and ridding others of its burden. This inevitably kills them but they get their revenge by passing onto others the corpse of power.
– Jean Baudrillard
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