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Every clique is a refuge for incompetence. It fosters corruption and disloyalty, it begets cowardice, and consequently is a burden upon and a drawback to the progress of the country. Its instincts and actions are those of the pack.
Madame Kai-Shek
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When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it, and I didn't inhale, and I never tried again.
Bill Clinton
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Politics is a place of humble hopes and strangely modest requirements, where all are good who are not criminal and all are wise who are not ridiculously otherwise.
Frank Colby
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Oscar Wilde
I adore political parties. They are the only place left to us where people don't talk politics.
Oscar Wilde
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It is hard to say why politicians are called servants, unless it is because a good one is hard to find.
Gerald Lieberman
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Walter Mondale
Political image is like mixing cement. When it's wet, you can move it around and shape it, but at some point it hardens and there's almost nothing you can do to reshape it.
Walter Mondale
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Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
John Galbraith
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Edward Heath
We are the trade union for pensioners and children, the trade union for the disabled and the sick... the trade union for the nation as a whole.
Edward Heath
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This country has gotten where it is in spite of politics, not by the aid of it. That we have carried as much political bunk as we have and still survived shows we are a super nation.
Will Rogers
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Walter Landor,
In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always.
Walter Landor,
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I tell you folks, all politics is applesauce.
Will Rogers
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No party is as bad as its leaders.
Will Rogers
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Richard M. Nixon
Nobody is a friend of ours. Let's face it.
Richard M. Nixon
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What do you want to be a sailor for? There are greater storms in politics than you will ever find at sea. Piracy, broadsides, blood on the decks. You will find them all in politics.
David George
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To ''know your place'' is a good idea in politics. That is not to say ''stay in your place'' or ''hang on to your place,'' because ambition or boredom may dictate upward or downward mobility, but a sense of place -- a feel for one's own position in the control room -- is useful in gauging what you should try to do.
William Safire
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William Shakespeare
A politician is one that would circumvent God.
William Shakespeare
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William Maugham
A man who is a politician at forty is a statesman at three score and ten. It is at this age, when he would be too old to be a clerk or a gardener or a police-court magistrate, that he is ripe to govern a country.
William Maugham
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Oscar Wilde
Only people who look dull ever get into the House of Commons, and only people who are dull ever succeed there.
Oscar Wilde
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He serves his party best who serves his country best.
Rutherford Hayes
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Walter Bagehot
The apparent rulers of the English nation are like the imposing personages of a splendid procession: it is by them the mob are influenced; it is they whom the spectators cheer. The real rulers are secreted in second-rate carriages; no one cares for them or asks after them, but they are obeyed implicitly and unconsciously by reason of the splendor of those who eclipsed and preceded them.
Walter Bagehot
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Woodrow Wilson
The success of a party means little more than that the Nation is using the party for a large and definite purpose. It seeks to use and interpret a change in its own plans and point of view.
Woodrow Wilson
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Jesse Jackson
My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.
Jesse Jackson
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P. J. O'Rourke
Politics are for foreigners with their endless wrongs and paltry rights. Politics are a lousy way to get things done. Politics are, like God's infinite mercy, a last resort.
P. J. O'Rourke
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
No political party has exclusive patent rights on prosperity.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want.
Northcote Parkinson
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Mark Twain
In statesmanship get the formalities right, never mind about the moralities.
Mark Twain
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Eugene McCarthy
The two-party system has given this country the war of Lyndon Johnson, the Watergate of Nixon, and the incompetence of Carter. Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life-rafts.
Eugene McCarthy
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Kurt Vonnegut
The two real political parties in America are the Winners and the Losers. The people don't acknowledge this. They claim membership in two imaginary parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, instead.
Kurt Vonnegut
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Jonathan Swift
In the school of political projectors, I was but ill entertained, the professors appearing, in my judgment, wholly out of their senses; which is a scene that never fails to make me melancholy. These unhappy people were proposing schemes for persuading monarchs to choose favorites upon the score of their wisdom, capacity, and virtue; of teaching ministers to consult the public good; of rewarding merit, great abilities, and eminent services, of instructing princes to know their true interest, by placing it on the same foundation with that of their people; of choosing for employment persons qualified to exercise them; with many other wild impossible chimeras, that never entered before into the heart of man to conceive; and confirmed in me the old observation, that there is nothing so extravagant and irrational which some philosophers have not maintained for truth.
Jonathan Swift
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