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Politeness is one half good nature and the other half good lying.
– Mary Wilson Little
Politeness is the flower of humanity.
– Joseph Joubert
Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
– Ambrose Bierce
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
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
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
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
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
Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
– George Orwell
Political policy is like a wild animal; it cannot be perfectly perceived, only appropriately considered.
– Tyler DeVinaspre
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
– Mao Tse-tung
Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it.
– Laurence J. Peter
Politician talk themselves red, white, and blue in the face.
– Clare Booth Luce
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
Politicians are interested in people. Not that it is always a virtue. Fleas are interested in dogs.
– P. J. O'Rourke
Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.
– Unknown
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, they go out and buy more tunnel.
– John Quinton
Politicians are the close relatives of the Devil.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
– Nikita Khrushchev
Politicians are the same the world over: they promise to build a bridge even when there is no river.
– Nikita Khrushchev
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
– Arthur C. Clarke
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
Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity.
– Vera Brittaiin
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
Politics didn't lead me to working people. Working people led me into politics.
– Barack Obama

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