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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

It is not possible to have a politics-free organization. The desire for power and control is part of the human nature. Successful business leaders know how to leverage organizational politics by setting performance-oriented instead of resources-oriented political rewards.

Med Jones

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 in the United States consists of the struggle between those whose change has been arrested by success or failure, on one side, and those who are still engaged in changing themselves, on the other. Agitators of arrested metamorphosis versus agitators of continued metamorphosis. The former have the advantage of numbers (since most people accept themselves as successes or failures quite early), the latter of vitality and visibility (since self-transformation, though it begins from within, with ideology, religion, drugs, tends to express itself publicly through costume and jargon).

Harold Rosenberg

Politics is a place of humble hopes and strangely modest requirements, where all are good who are not criminal and all are wise who are not ridiculously otherwise.

Frank Moore Colby

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

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