Politics Quotes

Share Your Quotes Join Us Inspire & Move Your Friends

How do you feel today?    I feel ...

These are quotes tagged with "politics".

Add to my favourites Get these quotes on a PDF
Religion is organized to satisfy and guide the soul -- politics does the same thing for the body.

Political organizations have slowly substituted themselves for the Churches as the places for believing practices. Politics has once again become religious.
A political organization is a transferable commodity. You could not find a better way of killing virtue than by packing it into one of these contraptions which some gang of thieves is sure to find useful.
The average educated man in America has about as much knowledge of what a political idea is as he has of the principles of counterpoint. Each is a thing used in politics or music which those fellows who practice politics or music manipulate somehow. Show him one and he will deny that it is politics at all. It must be corrupt or he will not recognize it. He has only seen dried figs. He has only thought dried thoughts. A live thought or a real idea is against the rules of his mind.
Politics is organized hatred, that is unity.
Half a truth is better than no politics.
Every clique is a refuge for incompetence. It fosters corruption and disloyalty, it begets cowardice, and consequently is a burden upon and a drawback to the progress of the country. Its instincts and actions are those of the pack.
There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circling, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water.
The highest political buzz word is not liberty, equality, fraternity or solidarity; it is service.
When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it, and I didn't inhale, and I never tried again.
Politics is a place of humble hopes and strangely modest requirements, where all are good who are not criminal and all are wise who are not ridiculously otherwise.
What we need in appointive positions are men of knowledge and experience with sufficient character to resist temptations.
Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party.
The diplomatic name for the law of the jungle.
Now, we deny not, but that politicians may sometimes abuse religion, and make it serve for the promoting of their own private interests and designs; which yet they could not do so well neither, were the thing itself a mere cheat and figment of their own, and had no reality at all in nature, nor anything solid at the bottom of it.
A politician is an ass upon which everyone has sat except a man.
Rome had Senators too, and that is why it declined.
The news of any politician's death should be listed under Public Improvements.
The work of the political activist inevitably involves a certain tension between the requirement that position be taken on current issues as they arise and the desire that one's contributions will somehow survive the ravages of time.
The bright old day now dawns again; the cry runs through the land, in England there shall be dear bread -- in Ireland, sword and brand; and poverty, and ignorance, shall swell the rich and grand, so rally round the rulers with the gentle iron hand, of the fine old English Tory days; hail to the coming time!
In Mexico an air conditioner is called a politician because it makes a lot of noise but doesn't work very well.
A Conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.
A majority is always better than the best repartee.
A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself.
Finality is not the language of politics.
No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.
The art of governing mankind by deceiving them.
There is no gambling like politics. Nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident.
Things must be done by parties, not by persons using parties as tools.
Politic is going to be diluted down into a ten second window, where you whack the guy as hard as you can and then get out there.
Resolved to ruin or to rule the state.
It is our experience that political leaders do not always mean the opposite of what they say.
Heads of state are notoriously ill prepared for their mature careers; think of Adolf Hitler (landscape painter), Ho Chi Minh (seaman), and our own Ronald Reagan.
Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates.
Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
There is a certain satisfaction in coming down to the lowest ground of politics, for we get rid of cant and hypocrisy.
Mediocrity in politics is not to be despised. Greatness is not needed.
As far as the men who are running for president are concerned, they aren't even people I would date.
Nothing is so foolish, they say, as for a man to stand for office and woo the crowd to win its vote, buy its support with presents, court the applause of all those fools and feel self-satisfied when they cry their approval, and then in his hour of triumph to be carried round like an effigy for the public to stare at, and end up cast in bronze to stand in the market place.
The house of Lords is a model on how to care for the elderly.