Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien Quotes

There is nothing more nervous than a million dollars - it moves very fast, and it doesn't speak any language.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

There's no such thing as a genius in politics, or at least I have never met one. There are only human beings, some better than others, who rise or fall on the challenges they meet.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

Over the years, I have seen too many politicians ruin their careers because they could not accept defeat graciously.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

To be frank, politics is about wanting power, getting it, exercising it, and keeping it.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

To my mind losing is always better than never trying, because you can never tell what may happen.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

The art of politics is learning to walk with your back to the wall, your elbows high, and a smile on your face. It's a survival game played under the glare of lights.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

Most Canadians don't understand the House of Commons. They turn on their televisions, see us yelling at one another, and dismiss us as a bunch of fools.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

Politics is a game of friends.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

I've never believed in seeking perfection at the risk of losing everything.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

Economics has been called the dismal science. Once you get to understand it, you may not find it so dismal, but you don't find it much of a science either.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

A leader has to know how the system functions - not just the system of government but the whole social and economic system, including business, the unions, and the universities.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

Vision is not political rhetoric.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

Politicians of all stripes are always in danger at looking at every problem from an abstract point of view or being briefed by officials, academics, or economists who know every science but the science of human nature.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

It is not the government's purpose to make a profit the way a company does, because a company doesn't have to give a damn about the unemployed poor or provide services that are non-commercial by definition.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

A successful politician must not only be able to read the mood of the public, he must have the skill to get the public on his side. The public is moved by mood more than logic, by instinct more than reason, and that is something that every politician must make use of or guard against.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

I learned early that business is business and politics is politics. The proof is how few important businessmen have made good politicians. They may think that they are very smart about everything because they made millions of dollars by digging a hole in the ground and finding oil, but the talent and luck needed to become rich are not the same talent and luck needed to succeed on Parliament Hill.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

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