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Benjamin Disraeli
There is no gambling like politics. Nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident.
Benjamin Disraeli
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Calvin Coolidge, Jr.
What we need in appointive positions are men of knowledge and experience with sufficient character to resist temptations.
Calvin Coolidge, Jr.
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Dwight D. Eisenhower
Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted in the air.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
Half a truth is better than no politics.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
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I always considered statesmen to be more expendable than soldiers.
Harry S
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In politics, as in life, we must above all things wish only for the attainable.
Heinrich Heine
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It takes a politician to run a government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead for fifteen years.
Harry S
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Within the first few months I discovered that being president is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep riding or be swallowed.
Harry S
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Henry A. Kissinger
If it's going to come out eventually, better have it come out immediately.
Henry A. Kissinger
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Henry David Thoreau
Politics is the gizzard of society, full of gut and gravel.
Henry David Thoreau
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It doesn't matter what I say as long as I sound different from other politicians.
Jerry Brown
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In politics, as on the sickbed, people toss from side to side, thinking they will be more comfortable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Resolved to ruin or to rule the state.
John Dryden
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When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that things were just as bad as we'd been saying they were.
John Fitzgerald
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Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
John Galbraith
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Jonathan Swift
The two maxims of any great man at court are, always to keep his countenance and never to keep his work.
Jonathan Swift
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I do not deny that there may be other well-founded causes for the hatred which various classes feel toward politicians, but the main one seems to me that politicians are symbols of the fact that every class must take every other class into account.
Jose Gasset
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Karl Marx
As in private life one differentiates between what a man thinks and says of himself and what he really is and does, so in historical struggles one must still more distinguish the language and the imaginary aspirations of parties from their real organism and their real interests, their conception of themselves from their reality.
Karl Marx
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Karl Marx
In the domain of Political Economy, free scientific inquiry meets not merely the same enemies as in all other domains. The peculiar nature of the material it deals with, summons as foes into the field of battle the most violent, mean and malignant passions of the human breast, the Furies of private interest.
Karl Marx
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Politics makes strange postmasters.
Kin Hubbard
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The diplomatic name for the law of the jungle.
Ely Culbertson
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You need to know that a member of Congress who refuses to allow the minimum wage to come up for a vote made more money during last year's one-month government shutdown than a minimum wage worker makes in an entire year.
Bill Clinton
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Charles De Gaulle
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
Charles De Gaulle
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Henry Brooks Adams
Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
Henry Brooks Adams
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Growing older, I have lost the need to be political, which means, in this country, the need to be left. I am driven into grudging toleration of the Conservative Party because it is the party of non-politics, of resistance to politics.
Kingsley Amis
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My deepest feeling about politicians is that they are dangerous lunatics to be avoided when possible and carefully humored; people, above all, to whom one must never tell the truth.
Wystan Hugh Auden
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The belief that politics can be scientific must inevitably produce tyrannies. Politics cannot be a science, because in politics theory and practice cannot be separated, and the sciences depend upon their separation. Empirical politics must be kept in bounds by democratic institutions, which leave it up to the subjects of the experiment to say whether it shall be tried, and to stop it if they dislike it, because, in politics, there is a distinction, unknown to science, between Truth and Justice.
Wystan Hugh Auden
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Walter Bagehot
When great questions end, little parties begin.
Walter Bagehot
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Politicians -- power itself -- are abject because they merely embody the profound contempt people have for their own lives. One should be grateful to the politicians for accepting the abstractness of power, and ridding others of its burden. This inevitably kills them but they get their revenge by passing onto others the corpse of power.
Jean Baudrillard
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