Office Politics Quotes

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.


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.


If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.


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


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.


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

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Mark B. Cohen

There are two things that are important in politics. The first is money ... and I can't remember what the other one is.


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.


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

Winston Churchill

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

Nikita Khrushchev

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

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