Politics Quotes

The great difficulty with politics is, that there are no established principles.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Truth is a lagging indicator in politics.

James Bovard

I like it because their view of government is essentially the same as mine, and I like it because they're regular people who, but for the shock of Obama's radicalism, probably would not have gotten active in politics.

John Robert Bolton

The practical politics of all the philosophers, no matter how-great their theoretical differences, were the same. They practiced an art of writing that appealed to the prevailing moral taste of the regime in which they found themselves, but which could lead some astute readers outside of it to the Elysian Fields where the philosophers meet to talk.

Allan David Bloom

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.

John Edwards

All is politics in this capital.

Thomas Jefferson

In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.

Winston Churchill

Politics ... regarded as the study and pursuit of the true, enduring good of a community, as the application of great and unchangeable principles to public affairs, is a noble sphere of thought and action; but politics, in its common sense, or considered as the invention of temporary shifts, as the playing of a subtle game, as the tactics of party for gaining power and the spoils of office, and for elevating one set of men above another, is a paltry and debasing concern.

WILLIAM E. CHANNING

There are two things that are important in politics. The first is money ... and I can't remember what the other one is.

F. PAUL WILSON

In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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.

Plato

Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Politics is the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of social order.

Barry Goldwater

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.

Mahatma Gandhi
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