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Any 20 year-old who isn't a liberal doesn't have a heart, and any 40 year-old who isn't a conservative doesn't have a brain.

Politicians have the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterward to explain why it didn't happen.
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.
Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.
A promising young man should go into politics so that he can go on promising for the rest of his life.
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
In politics the middle way is none at all.
In war you can be killed only once. In politics, many times.
Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.
Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
Nothing is irreparable in politics.
All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies.
My deepest feeling about politicians is that they are dangerous lunatics to be avoided when possible and carefully humored; people, above all, to whom one must never tell the truth.
It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.
In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.
The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.
Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the senators do not know whether to answer present or not guilty.
Politics will sooner or later make fools of everybody.
Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.
I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
The belief that politics can be scientific must inevitably produce tyrannies. Politics cannot be a science, because in politics theory and practice cannot be separated, and the sciences depend upon their separation. Empirical politics must be kept in bounds by democratic institutions, which leave it up to the subjects of the experiment to say whether it shall be tried, and to stop it if they dislike it, because, in politics, there is a distinction, unknown to science, between Truth and Justice.
The politician is like an acrobat : he keeps his balance By saying the opposite of what he does.
Politics and the fate of mankind are shaped by men without ideals and without greatness. Men who have greatness within them don't go in for politics.
If American politics does not look to you like a joke, a tragic dance; if you have enough blindness left in you, on any plea, on any excuse, to vote for the Democratic Party or the Republican Party (for at present machine and party are one), or for any candidate who does not stand for a new era, -- then you yourself pass into the slide of the magic-lantern; you are an exhibit, a quaint product, a curiosity of the American soil. You are part of the problem.
You need to know that a member of Congress who refuses to allow the minimum wage to come up for a vote made more money during last year's one-month government shutdown than a minimum wage worker makes in an entire year.
In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in folly.
The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians.
In politics, nothing is contemptible.
Politics is far more complicated than physics.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.
Ninety percent of politics is deciding whom to blame.
Politics is the profession of those who have neither trade nor art.

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