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Nothing is irreparable in politics.
Jean Anouilh

It is not telling the truth that makes politics seem negative, that makes people think all politicians do not tell the truth.
Michael Howard

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

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

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

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

You will find in politics that you are much exposed to the attribution of false motive. Never complain and never explain.
Stanley Baldwin

I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.
Adlai Stevenson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whatever I do afterwards [after politics], it has to have real purpose to it
Tony Blair

Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics
Wendell Phillips

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
Ambrose Bierce

He made an enormous contribution to British politics in opposition and in government [on Robin Cook]
John Prescott

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

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

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

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

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

I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics.
T S Eliot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are few things more amusing in the world of politics than watching moderate Republicans charging to the right in pursuit of greater glory.
Mario Cuomo

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

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

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

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

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

Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
Edmund Burke

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

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

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 shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
Tocqueville

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 not my domain. Charity, and charity alone, is my obsession.
Sister Consuelo Murphy

Politics is a life sentence. It's an obsessive, all-demanding, utterly fascinating, totally committing profession - stimulating, satisfying, stretching.
Michael Heseltine

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



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