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Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.
Edmund Burke

Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other.
Oscar Ameringer

I am in politics because I have a strong belief in the equal worth of every child.
Ruth Kelly

I think he needs time to think about the contribution he can make - I think he can make a very big contribution to British politics [on defeated elder brother David]
Ed Miliband

Say that cricket has nothing to do with politics and you say that cricket has nothing to do with life.
John Arlott

Let me tell you, sisters, seeing dried egg on a plate in the morning is a lot dirtier than anything I've had to deal with in politics.
Ann Richards

None of us believe countering terrorism is about party politics
David Blunkett

Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close.
Ronald Reagan

Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
Charles De Gaulle

So the major obstacle to the development of new supplies is not geology but what happens above ground: international affairs, politics, investment and technology
Daniel Yergin

There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose.
Galbraith

'If you're writing songs, there are two things that you just don't write about: politics and religion. We write about both.'
Bono

The argument of the broken pane of glass is the most valuble argument in modern politics.
Emmeline Pankhurst

I think Ralph Nader is the biggest liar in American politics when he said it didn't matter who was president.
James Carville

In politics, as on the sickbed, people toss from side to side, thinking they will be more comfortable.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Politics, when I am in it, it makes me sick.
William Howard Taft

Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you.
Ralph Nader

Mediocrity in politics is not to be despised. Greatness is not needed. [Does that explain politicians?]
Hans Enzensberger

Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one.
Dwight Eisenhower

Politics is the art of the next best.
Otto Von Bismarck

We aim in the domain of politics at republicanism; in the domain of economics at socialism; in the domain of what is today called religion, at atheism.
August Bebel

I seldom think of politics more than eighteen hours a day.
Lyndon Johnson

When we talk about safety and security of the American people, politics falls aside pretty quickly
Bill Frist

There are no politics in war. Politics is the luxury of the safe-at-home. War is a lottery of survival.
John Cory

Those who would tread politics and morality apart will never understand the one or the other
John Morley

Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.
Marshall McLuhan

She displayed great courage and deep humanity both in her public life in politics and privately coping with her prolonged medical condition [Mo Mowlam]
Charles Kennedy

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small
Henry Kissinger

When I entered politics, I took the only downward turn you could take from journalism.
Jim Hightower

I thought it would be a good idea to go into Politics, maybe I am a little old... but you know... I'd love to be Chancellor of the Exchequer - That way I'll be united with my money!
Ken Dodd

Growing older, I have lost the need to be political, which means... the need to be left. I am driven to grudging toleration of the Conservative Party because it is the party of non-politics, of resistance to politics.
Kingsley Amis

Men enter local politics solely as a result of being unhappily married.
C Northcote Parkinson

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

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
Henry Kissinger

Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society.
Pope John Paul II

I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country.
Tony Blair

I agree with you that in politics the middle way is no way at all.
John Adams

One lesson you'd better learn if you want to be in politics is that you never go out on a golf course and beat the president.
Lyndon Johnson

Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
Henry Adams

We put the politics of conscience in the spot light.
Andrew Neil

Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
Mikhail A Bakunin

In politics, there is no use looking beyond the next fortnight
Neville Chamberlain

I am not, and never have been, a man of the right. My position was on the left and is now in the centre of politics.
Sir Oswald Mosley

The politics of the left and centre of the country are frozen in an out-of-date mould which is bad for the political and economic health of Britain and increasingly inhibiting for those who live within the mould. Can it be broken? (speech, 1980)
Roy Jenkins

Doing politics in a democracy costs money for campaigning and getting our message across and that's what we intend to do.
Hazel Blears

The more you read about politics, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other
Will Rogers

If I seem to take part in politics, it is only because politics encircles us today like the coil of a snake from which one cannot get out, no matter how much one tries. I wish therefore to wrestle with the snake.
Mahatma Gandhi

Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is a temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship
James Russell Lowell

Public life is regarded as the crown of a career, and to young men it is the worthiest ambition. Politics is still the greatest and the most honorable adventure.
Pat Riley



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