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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

Now, the vicissitudes that afflict the individual have their source in society. It is this situation that has given currency to the phrase social forces. Personal relations have given way to impersonal ones. The Great Society has arrived and the task of our generation is to bring it under control. The study of how it is to be done is the function of politics.

Aneurin Bevan

Objective journalism is one of the main reasons American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long.

Hunter S. Thompson

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

Plato

Perfectionism, no less than isolationism or imperialism or power politics, may obstruct the paths to international peace. Let us not forget that the retreat to isolationism a quarter of a century ago was started not by a direct attack against international cooperation but against the alleged imperfections of the peace.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows--marriage does.

Groucho Marx

Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.

Will Rogers

Politics has less to do with where you live than where your heart is.

Margaret Cho

Politics is about the control of a limited number of resources by a limited number of people who think that number is too many

Gary Holder-Winfield

Politics is applesauce.

Will Rogers

Politics is largely a matter of heart.

R. A. Butler

Politics is made up largely of irrelevancies.

Dalton Camp

Politics is no exact science.

Otto von Bismark

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.

Ronald Reagan

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

John Kenneth Galbraith

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