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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is a temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship
James Russell Lowell

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

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

The movies were custard compared to politics.
Nancy Reagan

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

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

The politics of the left and centre of the country are frozen in an out-of-date mould which is bad for the political and economic health of Britain and increasingly inhibiting for those who live within the mould.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

Nothing is irreparable in politics.
Jean Anouilh

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

Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
Charles De Gaulle

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

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

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

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

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

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

Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
Henry Adams

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

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

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

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

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

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

There's a hell of a lot of politics in football.
Tommy Docherty

Good government is good politics.
Richard J Daley

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

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

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

If I seem to take part in politics, it is only because politics encircles us today like the coil of a snake from which one cannot get out, no matter how much one tries. I wish therefore to wrestle with the snake.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

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

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



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