Politics Quotes

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Plato
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A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.
Fawn M. Brodie
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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

I wish that all Americans would realize that American politics is world politics.
Theodore Roosevelt
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and hence clamorous to be led to safety by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
John Kenneth Galbraith
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 skilled use of blunt objects.
Lester B. Pearson
Politics is applesauce.
Will Rogers
Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed he who fears corruption fears life.
Saul David Alinsky
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Will Rogers
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace in a continual state of alarm and hence clamorous to be led to safety by menacing them with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken
What we won when all of our people united... must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics. ... Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as president.
Lyndon B. Johnson
To do evil that good may come of it is for bunglers in politics as well as morals.
William Penn
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Albert Einstein
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
In the modern world, in which thousands of people are dying every hour as a consequence of politics, no writing anywhere can begin to be credible unless it is informed by political awareness and principles. Writers who have neither product utopian trash.
John Berge
The bedfellows politics made are never strange. It only seems that way to those who have not watched the courtship.
Marcel Archard
Beware the politically obsessed. They are often bright and interesting, but they have something missing in their natures there is a hole, an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up. It leaves them somehow misshapen.
Peggy Noonan
I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.
Harold Macmillan, British prime minister (1957 - 1963)
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
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
Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
Wendell Phillips
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.
Paul Valery, Tel Quel 2 (1943)
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Richard Buckminster Fulle
Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
Mao Tse - Tung
Crime does not pay... as well as politics.
Alfred E. Newman
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Plato
You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
Charles Bukowski
Politics is the science of getting more power than anyone deserves to have.
Kirk Brothers, The Revolutionary Right
Politics when I am in it, makes me sick.
Edward De Bono
Sometimes in politics one must duel with skunks, but no one should be fool enough to allow the skunks to choose the weapons.
Lester R Bittel
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
Politics is largely a matter of heart.
R. A. Butle
You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
Charles Bukowski