Quotations The Best Quotes About Politicians And Politics  

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Politics is the science of urgencies. Theodore Parker
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Nothing can be said about our politics that has not already been said about hemorrhoids.
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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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There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail. Will Rogers
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A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted in the air. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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There is no sea more dangerous than the ocean of practical politics -- none in which there is more need of good pilots and of a single, unfaltering purpose when the waves rise high. Thomas Huxley
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No political party has exclusive patent rights on prosperity. Franklin D. 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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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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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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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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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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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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Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. George Orwell
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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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Did you ever notice that when a politician does get an idea he usually gets it all wrong. Don Marquis
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Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated. Will Rogers
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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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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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“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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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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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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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