Famous Politics Quotes

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Politics is the art of the possible.

R. A. Butler

Politics is the art of the possible.
(originally, "Die Politik ist die Lehre von Möglichen.")

Otto von Bismarck

Politics is the conspiracy of the unproductive but organized against the productive but unorganized.

Joseph Sobran

Politics is the pursuit of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men.

George Jean Nathan

Politics is the science of getting more power than anyone deserves to have.

Kirk Brothers, The Revolutionary Right

Politics is the science of urgencies.

Theodore Parker

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.

Lester B. Pearson

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.

Mao Tse Tung

Politics makes strange postmasters.

Kin Hubbard

Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.

Lucille Ball

Politics [is] the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of social order.

Barry Goldwater

Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

Henry Adams

Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.

Ambrose Bierce

Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

Henry Adams

Politics... have always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

Henry Brooks Adams

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

Henry Adams

real politics is such a process of growth through which you gain the bargaining power...

Muhammad Shakeel

Sincerity and competence is a strong combination. In politics, it is everything.

Peggy Noonan

Social history might be defined negatively as the history of a people with the politics left out.

G. M. Trevelyan

Sometimes in politics one must duel with skunks, but no one should be fool enough to allow the skunks to choose the weapons.

Lester R Bittel

The argument of the broken pane of glass is the most valuable argument in modern politics.

Emmeline Pankhurst

The average educated man in America has about as much knowledge of what a political idea is as he has of the principles of counterpoint. Each is a thing used in politics or music which those fellows who practice politics or music manipulate somehow. Show him one and he will deny that it is politics at all. It must be corrupt or he will not recognize it. He has only seen dried figs. He has only thought dried thoughts. A live thought or a real idea is against the rules of his mind.

John Jay Chapman

The bedfellows politics made are never strange. It only seems that way to those who have not watched the courtship.

Marcel Archard

The essential ingredient of politics is timing.

Pierre Trudeau

The hardest thing to do is to write straight honest prose on human beings. First you have to know the subject; then you have to know how to write. Both take a lifetime to learn, and anybody is cheating who takes politics as a way out. All the outs are too easy, and the thing itself is too hard to do.

Ernest Hemingway

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