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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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Politicians are interested in people. Not that it is always a virtue. Fleas are interested in dogs.
– P. J. O'Rourke
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Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.
– Unknown
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Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, they go out and buy more tunnel.
– John Quinton
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Politicians are the close relatives of the Devil.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
– Nikita Khrushchev
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Politicians are the same the world over: they promise to build a bridge even when there is no river.
– Nikita Khrushchev
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Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
– Arthur C. Clarke
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Politicians should shift their thinking from how I can balance the budget to how I can attract top global talents, businesses and investments to compete in a global economy.
– Med Jones
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Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity.
– Vera Brittaiin
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Politics can be relatively fair in the breathing spaces of history; at its critical turning points there is no other rule possible than the old one, that the end justifies the means.
– Arthur Koestler
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