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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

The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.

Reinhold Niebuhr

The teaching of politics is that the Government, which was set for protection and comfort of all good citizens, becomes the principal obstruction and nuisance with which we have to contend… The cheat and bully and malefactor we meet everywhere is the Government.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, …Journal, 1860

The Twist was a guided missile, launched from the ghetto into the very heart of suburbia. The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion, and law could never do, in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court could only write on the books.

Eldridge Cleaver

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H. L. Mencken

There is a holy, mistaken zeal in politics, as well as in religion. By persuading others, we convince ourselves.

Junius

There is a schizophrenic nature in modern politics. A leader is expected to have a religious faith but he is not supposed to let it influence him in his duties. Somehow, the truths that determine everything else about his existence are not allowed to influence how he conducts himself in public life. Not only that, his principles are usually considered so personal that the public is not even allowed to know for certain what they are. This passes for noble statecraft in our time. It was once thought cowardice.

Stephen Mansfield

There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.

Mao Zedong

Those who do not do politics will be done in by politics.

French Proverb

To bemoan the messiness of politics is not just a folly it betrays a dangerous impatience with basic realities. It is like becoming disturbed that people do not fall in love sensibly -- and so deciding to computerize the problem.

Theodore Roszak

To do evil that good may come of it is for bunglers in politics as well as morals.

William Penn

To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.

Anonymous

War is a continuation of politics by other means.

Carl Von Clausewitz, quoted by Gene Hackman in "Crimson Tide"

War is the continuation of politics by other means.

General Karl Von Clausewitz, Book: "On War"

We ought to reverence books; to look on them as useful and mighty things. If they are good and true, whether they are about religion, politics, farming, trade, law, or medicine, they are the message of Christ, the maker of all things -- the teacher of all truth.

Charles Kingsley

What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those

Gilbert Highet

What we won when all of our people united ... must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics. ... Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as president.

Lyndon B. Johnson

What's real in politics is what the voters decide is real.

Unknown

Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.

Albert Einstein

You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.

Charles Bukowski

You can separate corruption from politics only when democracy becomes government of the people, for the people and by the people.

Vikrant Parsai

You do the policy, I'll do the politics.

J Danforth Quayle

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