Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important.
Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.
Politics has less to do with where you live than where your heart is.
The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best.
There are no true friends in politics.
Politics is the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of social order.
Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one.
Politics ... was at least half a question of proper stage management. And the higher the stakes, the more critical that management became.
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.
In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.
Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Government of the self was the original basis for republican government, reflecting the view that civil society was much more than politics. Society was made up of men and women who gave order to their lives by entering into associations on a voluntary basis, quite apart from government, for all the various reasons of fellowship, philanthrophy, faith and commerce.
Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs.
All is politics in this capital.
We can be energy independent, have affordable health care and a strong economy. All it takes is a commitment in Washington to put progress, not politics, first.
It's a stall tactic coming out of hostile politics in Washington.
In order to change the problems in Washington, in order to have real reform, do you want someone who has spent ... most of their adult lives in politics, because there are a lot of people on this stage who represent that.
Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.
Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
Humor is our way of defending ourselves from life's absurdities by thinking absurdly about them.
Humor is also a way of saying something serious.