Politics Quotes

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Politics isn't about left versus right; it's about top versus bottom.
Jim Hightower

In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.
Winston Churchill

The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.
Konrad Adenauer

Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
Erma Bombeck

A blend of continuity and change which is a difficult balancing act to strike in politics [on what GB will bring to the leadership of the Labour party]
Liam Byrne

Without alienation, there can be no politics.
Arthur Miller

In politics, being ridiculous is more damaging than being extreme.
Roy Hattersley

In politics, as in poetry, it is sometimes true that it is darkest before dawn.
Larry Summers

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 wish he did his politics like his bowling. He would be a lot easier to beat. [on Prime Minister John Howard's offbreaks.]
Mark Latham

The movies were custard compared to politics.
Nancy Reagan

I've always wanted to serve my country in some capacity. But many years ago, my father said he wanted me to run the brewery and he'd do politics.
Pete Coors

In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
Tocqueville

It will take a long time for women's effect on politics to register so that we may properly appraise it.
Florence E Allen

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

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

Politics in America is the binding secular religion.
Theodore H White

There are no friends at cards or world politics.
Finley Dunne

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

Few businessmen are capable of being in politics, they don't understand the democratic process, they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn't a business.
Malcolm Forbes

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

Overall his period in office can only be characterised as a decade of missed opportunities in which the hopes of the British people for a new kind of politics were shattered [on Tony Blair]
Sir Menzies Campbell

They say that politics is show business for ugly people, but as I always crack, what would I know about that? I like a challenge
George Galloway

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

In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always.
Walter Landor

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

Good government is good politics.
Richard J Daley

The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy.
Theodore H White

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

Anybody who doesn't know that politics is crime has got a few screws loose. [On the true nature of politics]
James Ellroy

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

The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.
Reinhold Niebuhr

England is unrivalled for two things - sport and politics.
Benjamin Disraeli

They took us out to dinner and interrogated us in a friendly way about life in England and what we thought and politics [on an apparent KGB interview he had!]
David Cameron

From politics and business to music and food to culture, African-Americans have helped to shape our state's colourful past and its future.
Mary Landrieu

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

The movies were custard compared to politics.
Nancy Reagan

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

There are some remarkable parallels between basketball and politics.
Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government.
Donald Trump

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

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

Robin Cook's contribution to British politics was immense. He was a politician of principle who fought hard for the things he believed in. He will be greatly missed. [on Robin Cook]
Michael Howard

You soon get thick skinned when you are in politics, but you do not have to be thick skinned to be involved in politics at every level.
Mike Huckabee

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

The Liberals are the flying saucers of politics. No one can make head nor tail of them and they never are seen twice in the same place.
John G Diefenbaker

Politics and war are remarkably similar situations.
Newt Gingrich



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