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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

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

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

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

One lesson you'd better learn if you want to be in politics is that you never go out on a golf course and beat the president.
Lyndon Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Politics is not an exact science.
Otto Von Bismarck

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

We need the highest activity, true workers politics!
Otto Braun

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

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

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

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

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

Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks.
Henry Carey

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

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

The movies were custard compared to politics.
Nancy Reagan

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

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

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

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

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

So the major obstacle to the development of new supplies is not geology but what happens above ground: international affairs, politics, investment and technology
Daniel Yergin

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

There are no politics in war. Politics is the luxury of the safe-at-home. War is a lottery of survival.
John Cory

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

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

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

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

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

Doing politics in a democracy costs money for campaigning and getting our message across and that's what we intend to do.
Hazel Blears

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

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

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

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

A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.
Theodore Roosevelt

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

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



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