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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed [and Hence Clamorous To Be Led To Safety] by an endless series of hobgoblins.
H.L. Mencken,
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Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.
George Jean Nathan
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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
The newspaper reader says: this party will ruin itself if it makes errors like this. My higher politics says: a party which makes errors like this is already finished -- it is no longer secure in its instincts.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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George Orwell
Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
George Orwell
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Laurence Peter
Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it.
Laurence Peter
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To speak on without saying anything has always been the greatest gift of orators.
Platen
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Politics is not worrying this country one-tenth as much as where to find a parking space.
Will Rogers
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Theodore Roosevelt
The old parties are husks, with no real soul within either, divided on artificial lines, boss-ridden and privilege-controlled, each a jumble of incongruous elements, and neither daring to speak out wisely and fearlessly on what should be said on the vital issues of the day.
Theodore Roosevelt
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The lounge of the main hotel is full of jollity, with large comfortable men sitting in braces; the bar is packed with talkative intellectuals, full of witty disloyalties. The next week the main hotel is suddenly full of dinner-jackets and large hats. The girls are dressed as if for a weekend in the country. When one of the great men of the party comes through, the crowd edges respectfully away, murmuring loyal noises.
Anthony Sampson
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The courts of kings are full of people, but empty of friends.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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William Shakespeare
Get thee glass eyes, and like a scurvy politician, seem to see the things thou dost not.
William Shakespeare
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George Bernard Shaw
He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
George Bernard Shaw
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A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.
Adlai E. Stevenson
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Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.
Adlai E. Stevenson
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We mean by ''politics'' the people's business -- the most important business there is.
Adlai E. Stevenson
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You are pitiful isolated individuals; you are bankrupts; your role is played out. Go where you belong from now on -- into the dustbin of history!
Leon Trotsky
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Harry S. Truman, ,
A politician is a man who understands government and it takes a politician to run a government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead for fifteen years.
Harry S. Truman, ,
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Harry S. Truman, ,
When a leader is in the Democratic Party he is a boss, and when he is in the Republican Party he is a leader.
Harry S. Truman, ,
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Mark Twain
Fleas can be taught nearly anything that a Congressman can.
Mark Twain
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A recent survey was said to prove that the people we Americans most admire are our politicians and doctors. I don't believe it. They are simply the people we are most afraid of. And with the most reason.
Author Unknown
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Any man with a fine shock of hair, a good set of teeth, and a bewitching smile can park his brains, if he has any, and run for public office.
Author Unknown
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Nothing can be said about our politics that has not already been said about hemorrhoids.
Author Unknown
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Politicians should never put themselves first: governments should put people first and all of us should put our country first.
Author Unknown
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The most difficult choice a politician must ever make is whether to be a hypocrite or a liar.
Author Unknown
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Until you've been in politics you've never really been alive; it's rough and sometimes it's dirty and it's always hard work and tedious details. But, it's the only sport for grown-ups all other games are for kids.
Author Unknown
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A candidate could easily commit political suicide if he were to come up with an unconventional thought during a presidential tour.
E(lwyn) B(rooks) White
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All politics takes place on a slippery slope. The most important four words in politics are ''up to a point.''
George F. Will
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I am writing to the EC after consulting lawyers seeking clarifications on the issue from the EC and its opinion on how the poll campaign would be conducted by the party in the light of the graffiti ban.
Biswas, Anil
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