Politics Quotes

Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.

Ambrose Bierce

Politics is the art of preventing people from sticking their noses in things that are properly their business.

Paul Valery

Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close.

Ronald Reagan

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

Samuel Himmel

To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics.

Vladimir Lenin

It has taken us two million years to elevate politics from the level of a monkey squabble, to a level comprehensible to a six year old child.

Peter J. Carroll

Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.

James MacGregor Burns

Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical.

Margaret Fuller

My dream of politics all my life has been that it is the common business, that it is something we owe to each other to understand and discuss with absolute frankness.

Woodrow Wilson

Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.

Edmund Burke

In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other.

Mark Twain

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.

Jacob Bronowski

In politics, as in poetry, it is sometimes true that it is darkest before dawn.

Larry Summers

What a pleasant lot of fellows they are. What a pity they have so little sense about politics. If they lived North the last one of them would be Republicans.

Chester A. Arthur

It seems to me a barren thing this conservatism - an unhappy cross breed, the mule of politics that engenders nothing

Benjamin Disraeli

Giving votes in exchange for ideological support. To wit: identity politics for homosexuals.

Harry Hay

Canadian politics in British Columbia is an adventure, on the Prairies a cause, in Ontario a business, in Quebec a religion, in the Maritimes a disease.

Paul St. Pierre

Our politics are our deepest form of expression: they mirror our past experiences and reflect our dreams and aspirations for the future.

Paul Wellstone

I have no political aspirations, although a lot of people believe that politics and acting go hand in hand.

Rita Mero

America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams.

David Brooks

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

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.

Henry Kissinger

Without alienation, there can be no politics.

Arthur Miller

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.

Mark Udall
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