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Sometimes in politics one must duel with skunks, but no one should be fool enough to allow the skunks to choose the weapons.
Joe Cannon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We mean by 'politics' the people's business - the most important business there is.
Adlai E 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

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

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

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

I was actually smiling, talking to one of my colleagues about my new baby... It was nothing to do with politics [on grinning in his car]
Gordon Brown

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

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have certainly not got re-elected to retire, and I shall certainly start trying to push my influence in politics as far as I possibly can
Kenneth Clarke

Politics and war are remarkably similar situations.
Newt Gingrich

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

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

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

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

I think we do need a long term settlement for political funding in this country otherwise, you know, politics costs money, and this kind of thing is going to happen again and again
Hazel Blears

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

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

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

A sporting system is the by-product of society and its political system, and it is just boyhood dreaming to suppose you can ever take politics out of sport.
Peter Hain

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

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 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

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

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
Galbraith

We mean by 'politics' the people's business - the most important business there is.
Adlai Stevenson

I happen to think that American politics is one of the noblest arts of mankind; and I cannot do anything else but write about it.
Theodore H White

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

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

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



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