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I am really sorry to see my countrymen trouble themselves about politics. If men were wise, the most arbitrary princes could not hurt them. If they are not wise, the freest government is compelled to be a tyranny. Princes appear to me to be fools. Houses of Commons and Houses of Lords appear to me to be fools; they seem to me to be something else besides human life. William Blake

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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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“With intent to neither idolize nor demonize the man [Barack Obama], it seems fair and evident enough to say that the current president of America is not a leader whose way is that of violent public outbursts. It appears to be more that of a warrior-philosopher who practices the art of political persuasion by authoring acclaimed books, delivering well-crafted speeches, assembling unified coalitions, passing historic legislation, signing well-aimed executive orders, and cultivating a poised but accessible demeanor.” Aberjhani

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Until you've been in politics you've never really been alive; it's rough and sometimes it's dirty and it's always hard work and tedious details. But, it's the only sport for grown-ups all other games are for kids.

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Nothing can be said about our politics that has not already been said about hemorrhoids.

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Politics should share one purpose with religion: the steady emancipation of the individual through the education of his passions. George Will

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The heaviest penalty for deciding to engage in politics is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself. Plato

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The success of a party means little more than that the Nation is using the party for a large and definite purpose. It seeks to use and interpret a change in its own plans and point of view. Woodrow Wilson

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Only very intelligent people don't wish they were in politics, and I'm dumb enough to want to be in there. Orson Welles

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Little other than a red tape Talking-machine, and unhappy Bag of Parliamentary Eloquence. Thomas Carlyle

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"When we vote we participate in the construction of a context..." Aberjhani

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A political organization is a transferable commodity. You could not find a better way of killing virtue than by packing it into one of these contraptions which some gang of thieves is sure to find useful. John Jay Chapman

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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

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A candidate could easily commit political suicide if he were to come up with an unconventional thought during a presidential tour. E. B. White

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Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it. Laurence J. Peter

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There are two types of politicians: the ones that are courageous and honest, and the ones that have a steep career. Gerhard Kocher

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

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He thinks like a Tory, and talks like a Radical, and that's so important nowadays. Oscar Wilde

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The most successful politician is he who says what everybody is thinking most often and in the loudest voice. Theodore Roosevelt

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The old parties are husks, with no real soul within either, divided on artificial lines, boss-ridden and privilege-controlled, each a jumble of incongruous elements, and neither daring to speak out wisely and fearlessly on what should be said on the vital issues of the day. Theodore Roosevelt

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Prosperity is necessarily the first theme of a political campaign. Woodrow Wilson

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Politics is the science of urgencies. Theodore Parker

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He speaks to Me as if I was a public meeting. Queen Victoria

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All politics takes place on a slippery slope. The most important four words in politics are up to a point. George Will

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The two real political parties in America are the Winners and the Losers. The people don't acknowledge this. They claim membership in two imaginary parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, instead. Kurt Vonnegut

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A politician's words reveal less about what he thinks about his subject than what he thinks about his audience. George Will

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Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. George Orwell

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There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail. Will Rogers

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No party is as bad as its leaders. Will Rogers

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

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If you can't stand a little sacrifice and you can't stand a trip across the desert with limited water, we're never going to straighten this country out. Ross Perot

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In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's. Jean Rostand

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It is a vain hope to make people happy by politics. Thomas Carlyle

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

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The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected. Will Rogers

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No political party has exclusive patent rights on prosperity. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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The reason political party platforms are so long is that when you straddle anything it takes a long time to explain it. Will Rogers

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The courts of kings are full of people, but empty of friends. Seneca the Younger

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I find myself... hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few. Alexander Pope

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In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill... we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one. Plato

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When they call the roll in the Senate, the senators do not know whether to answer present or not guilty. Theodore Roosevelt

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A liberal is a man who leaves a room when the fight begins. Heywood Broun

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It only takes a politician believing in what he says for the others to stop believing him. Jean Baudrillard

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This country has gotten where it is in spite of politics, not by the aid of it. That we have carried as much political bunk as we have and still survived shows we are a super nation. Will Rogers

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The belief that politics can be scientific must inevitably produce tyrannies. Politics cannot be a science, because in politics theory and practice cannot be separated, and the sciences depend upon their separation. Empirical politics must be kept in bounds by democratic institutions, which leave it up to the subjects of the experiment to say whether it shall be tried, and to stop it if they dislike it, because, in politics, there is a distinction, unknown to science, between Truth and Justice. W. H. Auden

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What is a democrat? One who believes that the republicans have ruined the country. What is a republican? One who believes that the democrats would ruin the country. Ambrose Bierce

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Politics is not an exact science. Otto von Bismarck

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What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions. Aristotle

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The abjection of our political situation is the only true challenge today. Only facing up to this situation in all its desperation can help us get out of it. Jean Baudrillard

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Nothing is irreparable in politics. Jean Anouilh