Politics Quotes

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

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

Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks.
Henry Carey

War is nothing but a continuation of politics with the admixture of other means (Vom Kriege)
Karl Von Clausewitz

An Independent is someone who wants to take the politics out of politics.
Adlai Stevenson

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

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

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

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

I have no consistency, except in politics; and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether.
Lord Byron

She worked hard to be as inclusive as possible and encouraged those who were at the edge of society and politics to become involved to change things for the better [on Mo Mowlam]
Peter Hain

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

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 governs everything we do - the games we play, the way we play them, who we play.
John Arlott

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams.
David Brooks

Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world.
Emma Goldman

Politics is my hobby. Smut is my vocation.
Larry Flynt

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

Without alienation, there can be no politics.
Arthur Miller

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

First rule of politics: you can't win unless you're on the ballot. Second rule: If you run, you may lose. And, if you tie, you do not win.
Donald Rumsfeld

Good government is good politics.
Richard J Daley

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

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

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

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

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

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
Jacob Bronowski

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

You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
Charles Bukowski

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

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

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

You can't get rich in politics unless you're a crook.
Harry S Truman

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

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

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

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

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

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