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Many politicians lay it down as a self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
Thomas Macaulay
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He speaks to Me as if I was a public meeting.
Queen Victoria
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You slam a politician, you make out he's the devil, with horns and hoofs. But his wife loves him, and so did all his mistresses.
Pamela Johnson
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The era of the political was one of anomie: crisis, violence, madness and revolution. The era of the trans-political is that of anomaly: an aberration of no consequence, contemporaneous with the event of no consequence.
Jean Baudrillard
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We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other wedded couples they sometimes live apart.
H. Munro
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Mediocrity in politics is not to be despised. Greatness is not needed.
Hans Enzensberger
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Henry Brooks Adams
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
Henry Brooks Adams
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A liberal is a man who leaves a room when the fight begins.
Heywood Broun
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Now, we deny not, but that politicians may sometimes abuse religion, and make it serve for the promoting of their own private interests and designs; which yet they could not do so well neither, were the thing itself a mere cheat and figment of their own, and had no reality at all in nature, nor anything solid at the bottom of it.
Ralph Cudworth
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is a certain satisfaction in coming down to the lowest ground of politics, for we get rid of cant and hypocrisy.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Richard Fuller
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Richard M. Nixon
The one thing sure about politics is that what goes up comes down and what goes down often comes up.
Richard M. Nixon
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Richard M. Nixon
I played by the rules of politics as I found them.
Richard M. Nixon
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Jacqueline Onassis
You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat.
Jacqueline Onassis
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No wonder that, when a political career is so precarious, men of worth and capacity hesitate to embrace it. They cannot afford to be thrown out of their life's course by a mere accident.
James Bryce
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Desiderius Erasmus
Nothing is so foolish, they say, as for a man to stand for office and woo the crowd to win its vote, buy its support with presents, court the applause of all those fools and feel self-satisfied when they cry their approval, and then in his hour of triumph to be carried round like an effigy for the public to stare at, and end up cast in bronze to stand in the market place.
Desiderius Erasmus
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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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George Bernard Shaw
We mustn't be stiff and stand-off, you know. We must be thoroughly democratic, and patronize everybody without distinction of class.
George Bernard Shaw
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Otto Bismarck
Politics is not an exact science.
Otto Bismarck
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Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
John Quinton
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A political organization is a transferable commodity. You could not find a better way of killing virtue than by packing it into one of these contraptions which some gang of thieves is sure to find useful.
John Jay
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The average educated man in America has about as much knowledge of what a political idea is as he has of the principles of counterpoint. Each is a thing used in politics or music which those fellows who practice politics or music manipulate somehow. Show him one and he will deny that it is politics at all. It must be corrupt or he will not recognize it. He has only seen dried figs. He has only thought dried thoughts. A live thought or a real idea is against the rules of his mind.
John Jay
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There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose.
John Galbraith
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It is my settled opinion, after some years as a political correspondent, that no one is attracted to a political career in the first place unless he is socially or emotionally crippled.
Auberon Waugh
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Don't buy a single vote more than necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide.
Joseph Kennedy
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Ogden Nash
Whether elected or appointed he considers himself the Lord's anointed, and indeed the ointment lingers on him so thick you can't get your fingers on him.
Ogden Nash
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Otto Bismarck
Politics is the art of the next best.
Otto Bismarck
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Napoleon Bonaparte
In politics, an absurdity in public business is going into it.
Napoleon Bonaparte
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Benjamin Disraeli
A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself.
Benjamin Disraeli
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Benjamin Disraeli
The art of governing mankind by deceiving them.
Benjamin Disraeli
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