178 Total Quotes

Politicians And Politics Quotes

Eugene McCarthy
One thing about a pig, he thinks he's warm if his nose is warm. I saw a bunch of pigs one time that had frozen together in a rosette, each one's nose tucked under the rump of the one in front. We have a lot of pigs in politics.
Eugene McCarthy
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Albert Einstein
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
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John Mill
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
John Mill
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Charles De Gaulle
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.
Charles De Gaulle
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Plato
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
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Frank Zappa
Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
Frank Zappa
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Ignorance makes most men go into a political party, and shame keeps them from getting out of it.
Edward Halifax
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Nothing is so abject and pathetic as a politician who has lost his job, save only a retired stud-horse.
H.L. Mencken,
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Albert Einstein
Politics is far more complicated than physics.
Albert Einstein
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William Blake
I am really sorry to see my countrymen trouble themselves about politics. If men were wise, the most arbitrary princes could not hurt them. If they are not wise, the freest government is compelled to be a tyranny. Princes appear to me to be fools. Houses of Commons and Houses of Lords appear to me to be fools; they seem to me to be something else besides human life.
William Blake
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We assume that politicians are without honor. We read their statements trying to crack the code. The scandals of their politics: not so much that men in high places lie, only that they do so with such indifference, so endlessly, still expecting to be believed. We are accustomed to the contempt inherent in the political lie.
Adrienne Rich
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It is far easier for the proverbial camel to pass through the needle's eye, hump and all, than for an erstwhile colonial administration to give sound and honest counsel of a political nature to its liberated territory.
Kwame Nkrumah
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The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.
Will Rogers
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Winston Churchill
Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.
Winston Churchill
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Mark Twain
When the doctrine of allegiance to party can utterly up-end a man's moral constitution and make a temporary fool of him besides, what excuse are you going to offer for preaching it, teaching it, extending it, perpetuating it? Shall you say, the best good of the country demands allegiance to party? Shall you also say it demands that a man kick his truth and his conscience into the gutter, and become a mouthing lunatic, besides?
Mark Twain
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Oscar Wilde
He thinks like a Tory, and talks like a Radical, and that's so important nowadays.
Oscar Wilde
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Alexis de Tocqueville, ,
In politics... shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
Alexis de Tocqueville, ,
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Karl Marx
The Tories in England had long imagined that they were enthusiastic about the monarchy, the church and beauties of the old English Constitution, until the day of danger wrung from them the confession that they are enthusiastic only about rent.
Karl Marx
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Politics in the United States consists of the struggle between those whose change has been arrested by success or failure, on one side, and those who are still engaged in changing themselves, on the other. Agitators of arrested metamorphosis versus agitators of continued metamorphosis. The former have the advantage of numbers (since most people accept themselves as successes or failures quite early), the latter of vitality and visibility (since self-transformation, though it begins from within, with ideology, religion, drugs, tends to express itself publicly through costume and jargon).
Harold Rosenberg
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Yogi Berra
Yogi met George Bush during an election campaign. Bush said Texas was important. Yogi said Texas has a lot of electrical votes.
Yogi Berra
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If a politician isn't doing it to his wife , then he's doing it to his country.
Amy Grant
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Angela Davis
What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.
Angela Davis
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The reason political party platforms are so long is that when you straddle anything it takes a long time to explain it.
Will Rogers
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I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together.
William Bryan
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Although he's regularly asked to do so, God does not take sides in American politics.
George Mitchell
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William Taft
Politics, when I am in it, it makes me sick.
William Taft
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George W. Bush
People say I'm indecisive, but I don't know about that.
George W. Bush
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What in fact takes place in an election is that two hand picked candidates are propped up before the citizenry, each candidate having been selected by a very small group of politically active people. A minority of the people... then elects one of these hand picked people to rule itself and the majority.
Robert Ringer
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Albert Camus
Politics and the fate of mankind are shaped by men without ideals and without greatness. Men who have greatness within them don't go in for politics.
Albert Camus
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Politics is a choice of enemas. You're gonna get it up the ass, no matter what you do.
George Higgins
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