Politics Quotes

The attempt to politicize everything is the destruction of politics. When everything is seen as relevant to politics, than politics has in fact become totalitarian.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

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.


Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

Henry Adams

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.

Winston Churchill

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


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

Barry Goldwater

There are no true friends in politics.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best.

Will Rogers

Politics has less to do with where you live than where your heart is.

Margaret Cho

Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.

Paul Valery

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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
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