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If American politics does not look to you like a joke, a tragic dance; if you have enough blindness left in you, on any plea, on any excuse, to vote for the Democratic Party or the Republican Party (for at present machine and party are one), or for any candidate who does not stand for a new era, -- then you yourself pass into the slide of the magic-lantern; you are an exhibit, a quaint product, a curiosity of the American soil. You are part of the problem.

John Jay Chapman

If knowledge is power, informatics is politics. Rearranging our systems of knowledge will by necessity rearrange our systems of politics.

Brian Karlak

If there is one eternal truth of politics, it is that there are always a dozen good reasons for doing nothing.

John le Carre

In politics I am growing indifferent -- I would like it, if I could now return to my planting and books at home.

Francois Arouet

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country of the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.

Charles De Gaulle

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.

Napoleon Bonaparte

In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.

Clare Boothe Luce

In politics you must always keep running with the pack. The moment that you falter and they sense that you are injured, the rest will turn on you like wolves.

R. A. Butler

In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.

Napoleon Bonaparte

In politics, as in life, we must above all things wish only for the attainable.

Heinrich Heine

In politics, being ridiculous is more damaging than being extreme.

Roy Hattersley

In politics, it is better never to have loved at all than to have loved and lost.

Vikrant Parsai

In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons.

Mary McCarthy

In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.

Mark Twain

In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination.

Mark Twain

In the modern world, in which thousands of people are dying every hour as a consequence of politics, no writing anywhere can begin to be credible unless it is informed by political awareness and principles. Writers who have neither product utopian trash.

John Berger

It is a curious fact that when we get sick we want an uncommon doctor... When we get into a war, we dreadfully want an uncommon admiral and an uncommon general. Only when we get into politics are we content with the common man.

Herbert Clark Hoover

Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments.

Isaac Asimov

La politique est l'art d'empcher les gens de se mler de ce qui les regarde. (Politics is the art of preventing people from sticking their noses in things that are properly their business.

Paul Valery

Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed he who fears corruption fears life.

Saul David Alinsky

My father said, 'Politics asks the question Is it expedient Vanity asks Is it popular But conscience asks Is it right'

Dexter Scott King

My final warning to you is always pay for your own drinks. All the scandals in the world of politics today have their cause in the despicable habit of swallowing free drinks.

Y. Yakigawa

No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.

Hannah Arendt

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.

Jacob Bronowski

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.

John Kenneth Galbraith

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