Politics Quotes

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

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

We are allowed to question people about their politics or ethics and expect them to defend their beliefs, or at least hold their own in any other important matter by recourse to evidence, yet somehow on the massive subject of God and how he might have us behave, all rational discussion must stop the moment we hear 'I believe'.

Derren Victor Brown

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

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

Paul Wellstone
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