The most important political office is that of the private citizen
Politics hates a vacuum. If it isn't filled with hope, someone will fill it with fear.
One lesson you better learn if you want to be in politics is that you never go out on a golf course and beat the President
That's what I'm opposed to. A dumb war. A rash war. A war based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics.
I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.
University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles
Green politics at its worst amounts to a sort of Zen fascism; less extreme, it denounces growth and seeks to stop the world so that we can all get off.
Liberalism is Rationalism in politics.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.
Words are weapons, and it is dangerous in speculation, as in politics, to borrow them from the arsenal of the enemy
I've always said that in politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you.
I believe in the battle - whether it's the battle of a campaign or the battle of this office, which is a continuing battle.
No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
We believe that to err is human. To blame it on someone else is politics.
Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.
Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short, in all the management of human affairs.
Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself
All civil rulers, as such, are the ordinance and ministers of God; and they are all, by the nature of their office, and in their respective spheres and stations, bound to consult the public welfare.
Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.
It is necessary to take an active part in†politics†to observe how often the welfare of the party organization is put before the issues, even before the welfare of the commonwealth.
On the mountains mistakes are fatal. In politics, mistakes are wounding emotionally, but you recover. Personally, wilderness helps me get back in touch with natural rhythms, helps me reflect and, in the process, restore my creativity.
We have to give value to authority. We have to give value to office, being in office, holding office.
Our second remark is, that the office is of divine appointment, not merely in the sense in which the civil powers are ordained of God, but in the sense that ministers derive their authority from Christ, and not from the people.
These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness