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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

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

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

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

J. K. Galbraith

Politics is not worrying this country one-tenth as much as where to find a parking space.

Will Rogers

Politics is organized hatred, that is unity.

John Jay Chapman

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.

Robert Louis Stephenson

Politics is still crucially important. Our choices are vital, and we've got to make them, and not just say, 'Oh, they're all the same.' They are all the same in certain ways, alas -- a political animal is such an animal. But lurking somewhere behind their rhetoric and their spittle are important choices that we should make.

Dennis Potter

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

Ronald Reagan

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