Office Politics Quotes

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

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

Winston Churchill

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

Plato

It is a maxim, founded on the universal experience of mankind, that no nation is to be trusted farther than it is bound by its interest; and no prudent statesman or politician will venture to depart from it.

GEORGE WASHINGTON

In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.

Will Rogers

Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate.

Mark B. Cohen

In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.

Winston Churchill

When you start looking for some politician's footprints on the sands of time, steer for the mudholes first.

ROBERT ELLIOTT GONZALES

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

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Consultants have credibility because they are not dumb enough to work at your company

Scott Adams

In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill... we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one.

Plato

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

Albert Einstein

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

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.

Oscar Ameringer

The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.

Adlai E. Stevenson

Politics is the art of postponing decisions until they are no longer relevant.

Henri Queuille

The politician is trained in the art of inexactitude. His words tend to be blunt or rounded because if they have a cutting edge they may later return to wound him.

Edward R. Murrow

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.

Texas Guinan

A political leader is necessarily an imposter since he believes in solving life's problems without asking its question.

André Malraux

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

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

Henry Adams

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.

WILLIAM E. CHANNING

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Updated On : April 05, 2011
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