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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

I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.
Margaret Thatcher

In their obsession with turning comedy into a branc of left wing politics, they forgot that the only point of comedy is to make people laugh.
Bernard Manning

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

He brings to the fierce struggle of politics the tepid enthusiasm of a lazy summer afternoon at a cricket match
Aneurin Bevan

As long as I don't write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything.
Pierre De Beaumarchais

Maybe I wasn't as driven by politics as I thought I was.
William Hague

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

Politics is definitely overrated, sometimes it is best simply to try to do away with it as much as possible.
Henry Jackson

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

We made a promise to ourselves at the beginning of the process that we weren't going to put any of our own politics, our own messages or our own themes into these movies. What we were trying to do was to analyze what was important to Tolkien and to try to honor that. In a way, we were trying to make these films for him, not for ourselves.
Peter Jackson

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

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

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

In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table.
H G Wells

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

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

Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks.
Henry Carey

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

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

Seb Coe is a Yorkshireman. So he's a complete bastard and will do weill in politics.
Daley Thompson

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

Return to the fundamentals of politics - sell our story door to door.
Richard J Daley

Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself.
Woodrow Wilson

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

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'm not a politician of your ordinary type. Most politicians - and most politics - are boring.... I don't think I am boring
George Galloway

In politics you must always keep running with the pack.
R A Butler

I don't think at my age... you can start ruling people out in politics.
Kenneth Clarke

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

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

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

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

Nothing is irreparable in politics.
Jean Anouilh

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

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

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

Politics is like boxing - you try to knock out your opponents.
Idi Amin

I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.
Harold McMillan

Keep Darwinian thinking out of cosmology, out of psychology, out of human culture, out of ethics, politics, and religion!
Daniel Dennett

History is past politics, and politics is present history (Methods of Historical Study)
E A Freeman

The challenge now is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible.
Hilary Clinton

With the end of the nominating process, American politics leaves logic behind.
Theodore H White

Turn on, tune in, and drop out (The Politics of Ecstacy)
Timothy Leary

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

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

The bedfellows politics made are never strange. It only seems that way to those who have not watched the courtship.
Marcel Achard

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

Without alienation, there can be no politics.
Arthur Miller

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



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