Religion hinges upon faith, politics hinges upon who can tell the most convincing lies or maybe just shout the loudest, but science hinges upon whether its conclusions resemble what actually happens
Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it
Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
Throw away those books and cassettes on inspirational leadership. Send those consultants packing. Know your job, set a good example for the people under you and put results over politics. That's all the charisma you'll really need to succeed.
Politics is the art of postponing decisions until they are no longer relevant.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.
Politics, n: Poly "many" + tics "blood-sucking parasites
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.
Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other
Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low
Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.
History without politics descends to mere Literature.
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
There are more people abusive to others than lie open to abuse themselves; but the humor goes round, and he that laughs at me to-day will have somebody to laugh at him to-morrow.
In arguing one should meet serious pleading with humor, and humor with serious pleading.
There is a certain satisfaction in coming down to the lowest ground of politics, for we get rid of cant and hypocrisy.