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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

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.

Henry Louis Mencken

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

H.L. Mencken

The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'.

Larry Hardiman

There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice and politics without principle.

Mahatma Gandhi

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 are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.

Plato

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

French Proverb

Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.

Henry Kissinger

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

When people have hope that their economic conditions can improve by simply working harder, they care less about politics and religion, they may not like many things in their society but they are unlikely to get angry to a point of violent uprising or dividing the country. When people feel stuck or when they are poor and do not have much to lose, they are more likely to rise against the people in power.

Med Jones

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