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.
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.
In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.
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 certain satisfaction in coming down to the lowest ground of politics, for we get rid of cant and hypocrisy.
We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron
The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office
The 1976 Bicentennial is not going to be invented in Washington, printed in triplicate by the Government Printing Office and mailed to you by the United States Postal Service