Found 221 quotes starting with PO:

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 LorrainRate it:
Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.
– Thomas SowellRate it:
Politeness costs nothing. Nothing, that is, to him that shows it but if often costs the world very dear.
– W. AllinghamRate it:
Politeness is half good manners and half good lying.
– Mary Wilson LittleRate it:
Politeness is one half good nature and the other half good lying.
– Mary Wilson LittleRate it:
Politeness is the flower of humanity.
– Joseph JoubertRate it:
Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
– Ambrose BierceRate it:
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 LessingRate it:
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. 1Rate it:
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 MondaleRate it:
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 BechdelRate it:
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, 1946Rate it:
Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
– George OrwellRate it:
Political policy is like a wild animal; it cannot be perfectly perceived, only appropriately considered.
– Tyler DeVinaspreRate it:
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
– Mao Tse-tungRate it:
Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it.
– Laurence J. PeterRate it:
Politician talk themselves red, white, and blue in the face.
– Clare Booth LuceRate it:
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 BaudrillardRate it:
Politicians are interested in people. Not that it is always a virtue. Fleas are interested in dogs.
– P. J. O'RourkeRate it:
Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.
– UnknownRate it:
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, they go out and buy more tunnel.
– John QuintonRate it:
Politicians are the close relatives of the Devil.
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
– Nikita KhrushchevRate it:
Politicians are the same the world over: they promise to build a bridge even when there is no river.
– Nikita KhrushchevRate it:
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
– Arthur C. ClarkeRate it:

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