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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 when I am in it, makes me sick.

Edward De Bono

Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.

Herbert Marshall McLuhan

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 differences between revolution in art and revolution in politics are enormous. Revolution in art lies not in the will to destroy but in the revelation of what has already been destroyed. Art kills only the dead.

Harold Rosenberg

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.

Richard Buckminster Fuller

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

The Liberals are the flying saucers of politics. No one can make head nor tail of them and they never are seen twice in the same place.

John George Diefenbaker

The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best.

Will Rogers

The more you understand politics, the more you realize that you mustn't move.

Jonar Nader

The ordinary politician has a very low estimate of human nature. In his daily life he comes into contact chiefly with persons who want to get something or to avoid something. Beyond this circle of seekers after privileges, individuals and organized minorities, he is aware of a large unorganized, indifferent mass of citizens who ask nothing in particular and rarely complain. The politician comes after a while to think that the art of politics is to satisfy the seekers after favors and to mollify the inchoate mass with noble sentiments and patriotic phrases.

Walter Lippmann

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