Politics Quotes

I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.
Harold Macmillan, British prime minister (1957 - 1963)
John le carre - if there is one eternal truth of politics, it is...

Plato - one of the penalties for refusing to participate...
Those who do not do politics will be done in by politics.
French Prove
Otto von bismark - politics is no exact science....
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Richard Buckminster Fulle

Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.
Herbert Marshall McLuhan
Blood is thicker than water, but politics are thicker than blood.
Frank Herbert, Dune
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Will Rogers
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 Ameringe
Politics is the pursuit of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men.
George Jean Nathan
Politics is made up largely of irrelevancies.
Dalton Camp
To bemoan the messiness of politics is not just a folly it betrays a dangerous impatience with basic realities. It is like becoming disturbed that people do not fall in love sensibly - - And so deciding to computerize the problem.
Theodore Roszak
It is a curious fact that when we get sick we want an uncommon doctor... When we get into a war, we dreadfully want an uncommon admiral and an uncommon general. Only when we get into politics are we content with the common man.
Herbert Clark Hoove
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
J. K. Galbraith
No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
Jacob Chanowski
I seldom think of politics more than 18 hours a day.
Lyndon B. Johnson
War is a continuation of politics by other means.
Carl Von Clausewitz, quoted by Gene Hackman in "Crimson Tide".
There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice and politics without principle.
Mahatma Gandhi
Politics has less to do with where you live than where your heart is.
Margaret Cho, weblog, 01 - 18 - 04
Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
Mao Tse - Tung
I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.
Harold Macmillan, Wall Street Journal, Aug. 13, 1963
Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.
Paul Valery, Tel Quel 2 (1943)
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Politics... have always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
Henry Brooks Adams
Politics is largely a matter of heart.
R. A. Butle
Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
Ambrose Bierce
Politics is the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of social order.
Barry Goldwate
For the ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics he feels himself master of his fate, but against major events he is as helpless as against the elements. So far from endeavouring to influence the future, he simply lies down and lets things happen to him.
George Orwell
Politics is the science of getting more power than anyone deserves to have.
Kirk Brothers, The Revolutionary Right
In politics I am growing indifferent - - I would like it, if I could now return to my planting and books at home.
Francois Arouet
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
University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
Henry Kissinge
Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments.
Isaac Asimov
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
Henry Adams
Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
Lester B. Pearson
Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
Wendell Phillips
You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
Charles Bukowski
All politics are based on the indifference of the majority.
James Barrett Scotty Reston