Politics Quotes

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

Reinhold Niebuhr

Throw away those books and cassettes on inspirational leadership. Send those consultants packing. Know your job, set a good example for the people under you and put results over politics. That's all the charisma you'll really need to succeed.

Dyan Machan

In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it

Charles Caleb Colton

Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.

Wendell Phillips

Religion hinges upon faith, politics hinges upon who can tell the most convincing lies or maybe just shout the loudest, but science hinges upon whether its conclusions resemble what actually happens

Ian Stewart

Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.

Mahatma Gandhi

I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance

Harold Macmillan

History furnishes to politics all the arguments that it needs, for the chosen cause.

Romain Rolland

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
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