Politics Quotes

A dictatorship is a country where they have taken the politics out of the politics.

Samuel Himmel

In almost every act of our lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons [...] who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world.

Edward Bernays

Politics is a lot like sex - if you want something, you have to ask for it, if theyre not doing it right youve got to speak up and show them and if you still dont get what you want, then there is nothing wrong with doing it yourself.

Jennifer Beals

The extreme form of this expropriation of the Common is the spectacle, that is, the politics we live in.

Giorgio Agamben

It is not only the political unacceptability of Israel's Occupation which makes the call for sanction urgent and obligatory, it is the massive violations of Palestinian human rights, of international law and of numerous UN resolutions that the Occupation entails. If Israel as the Occupying Power is not held accountable for the intolerable situation within its ability, indeed, within its responsibility to end, the entire international system of justice is rendered meaningless and empty. And that is what makes the Occupation an international issue. If Israel succeeds in defying the Fourth Geneva Convention and making its Occupation permanent, if an entire population is literally locked behind walls and its right of self-determination trampled, then the ability of human rights to win out over an international order founded on power politics and militarism is jeopardized. We all have a stake in ending the Occupation.

Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions

Activity in politics also produces eager competition and sharp rivalry.

John George Nicolay

Politics is ugly. Never doubt what small men will do for great power.

Paolo Bacigalupi

Politics follows the lines of physics: every action creates an equal and opposite reaction.

John P. Avlon

After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains.

Walt Whitman

The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy.

Theodore White

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy....

John Adams

They say that politics is show business for ugly people, but as I always crack, what would I know about that? I like a challenge.

George Galloway

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

Anthony de Mello

It's a stall tactic coming out of hostile politics in Washington.

Daniel Patterson

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.

Harry Reid
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