Thirty Great Quotations About Politics

By Danielle Hollister


It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs."
-- Albert Einstein

"Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles."
-- Ambrose Bierce

"Man is by nature a political animal."
-- Aristotle

"I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians."
-- Charles De Gaulle

"The mistake a lot of politicians make is in forgetting they've been appointed and thinking they've been anointed."
-- Claude D. Pepper

"Politics is made up largely of irrelevancies."
-- Dalton Camp

  • "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy."
    -- 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."
    -- Eugene McCarthy

    "We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate."
    -- Frank McKinney Hubbard

    "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."
    -- Franklin P. Adams

    "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."
    -- George Clooney

    "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."
    -- Harry S. Truman

    "Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory."
    -- John Kenneth Galbraith

    "The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'."
    -- Larry Hardiman

    "Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects."
    -- Lester B. Pearson

    "Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."
    -- Mao Tse-Tung

    "Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate."
    -- Mark B. Cohen

    "You can lead a man to Congress, but you can't make him think."
    -- Milton Berle

    "Politics is the art of the possible."
    -- Otto Von Bismarck

  • "In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap."
    -- Napoleon Bonaparte

    "Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them."
    -- Paul Valery

    "Politicians are wonderful people as long as they stay away from things they don't understand, such as working for a living."
    -- P. J. ORourke

    "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."
    -- R. A. Butler

    "Politics is largely a matter of heart."
    -- R. A. Butler

  • "Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary."
    -- 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."
    -- Ronald Reagan

    "Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
    -- Ronald Reagan

    "A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country."
    -- Texas Guinan

    "The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority."
    -- Will Durant

    "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."
    -- Will Rogers

    Resource Box - Danielle Hollister (2004) is the Publisher of BellaOnline Quotations Zine - A free newsletter for quote lovers featuring more than 10,000 quotations in dozens of categories like - love, friendship, children, inspiration, success, wisdom, family, life, and many more. Read it online at - http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art8364.asp

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