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The Best Quotes About Politicians And Politics

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A list of the best politicians and politics quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous politicians and politics quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic politicians and politics quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational politicians and politics quotes from that same writer.

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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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    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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    No political party has exclusive patent rights on prosperity.

    Franklin D. Roosevelt
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    A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted in the air.

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

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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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    Most of us are conditioned for many years to have a political viewpoint -- Republican or Democratic, liberal, conservative, or moderate. The fact of the matter is that most of the problems that we now face are technical problems, are administrative problems. They are very sophisticated judgments, which do not lend themselves to the great sort of passionate movements which have stirred this country so often in the past. -- They deal with questions which are now beyond the comprehension of most men.

    John F. Kennedy
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    Son, in politics you've got to learn that overnight chicken shit can turn to chicken salad.

    Lyndon B. Johnson
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    Prosperity is necessarily the first theme of a political campaign.

    Woodrow Wilson
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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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    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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    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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    It is the eternal truth in the political as well as the mystical body, that, where one members suffers, all the members suffer with it.

    Junius
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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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    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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    Only people who look dull ever get into the House of Commons, and only people who are dull ever succeed there.

    Oscar Wilde
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    I adore political parties. They are the only place left to us where people don't talk politics.

    Oscar Wilde
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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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    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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    If you're I politics and you can't tell when you walk into a room who's for you and who's against you, then you're in the wrong line of work.

    Lyndon B. Johnson
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    There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail.

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

    Orson Welles