Thirty Great Quotations About Politics
"Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles."
"Man is by nature a political animal."
"I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians."
"The mistake a lot of politicians make is in forgetting they've been appointed and thinking they've been anointed."
"Politics is made up largely of irrelevancies."
-- Ernest Benn
"Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important."
"We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate."
"When the political columnists say 'Every thinking man' they mean themselves, and when candidates appeal to 'Every intelligent voter' they mean everybody who is going to vote for them."
"Run for office? No. I've slept with too many women, I've done too many drugs, and I've been to too many parties."
"My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference."
"Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory."
"The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'."
"Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects."
"Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."
"Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate."
"You can lead a man to Congress, but you can't make him think."
"Politics is the art of the possible."
-- Napoleon Bonaparte
"Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them."
"Politicians are wonderful people as long as they stay away from things they don't understand, such as working for a living."
"In politics you must always keep running with the pack. The moment that you falter and they sense that you are injured, the rest will turn on you like wolves."
"Politics is largely a matter of heart."
-- Robert Louis Stevenson
"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."
"Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
"A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country."
"The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority."
"The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best."
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