Politics Quotes

Politics and war are remarkably similar situations.

Newt Gingrich

Generally speaking, the best people nowadays go into journalism, the second best into business, the rubbish into politics and the shits into law

Auberon Waugh

So begins a question which has of late become more and more urgent: what is the relation of aesthetics to politics?

Mark Poster

There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail.

Will Rogers

In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.

George Orwell

Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.

Winston Churchill

If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign.

George W. Bush

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

Plato

Politics ain't worrying this country one-tenth as much as where to find a parking space

Will Rogers

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.

Ronald Reagan

Politics is a pendulum whose swings between anarchy and tyranny are fueled by perpetually rejuvenated illusions.

Albert Einstein

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain

John Adams

There is a certain satisfaction in coming down to the lowest ground of politics, for we get rid of can't and hypocrisy

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.

Robert Frost

Ideals are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism.

Bill Moyers

I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics.

Barack Obama

Fashion is born by small facts, trends, or even politics, never by trying to make little pleats and furbelows, by trinkets, by clothes easy to copy, or by the shortening or lengthening of a skirt.

Elsa Schiaparelli

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

Ronald Reagan

The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.

Jimmy Carter

I've always said that in politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you.

Ann Richards

The introduction of religious passion into politics is the end of honest politics, and the introduction of politics into religion is the prostitution of true religion

Lord Hailsham

Crime does not pay ... as well as politics.

Alfred E. Newman

Many modifications in private and public life took place. Privacy ceasing to exist, all new houses were glass-built, curtains abolished, walls pulled down. Police went, the entire legal structure vanished overnight a man does not litigate against himself. A parody of Parliament remained, to deal with foreign affairs, but party politics, elections, leaders in newspapers (even newspapers themselves) were scrapped.

Brian Wilson Aldiss
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