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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.

Nothing is so abject and pathetic as a politician who has lost his job, save only a retired stud-horse.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed [and Hence Clamorous To Be Led To Safety] by an endless series of hobgoblins.
A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Political image is like mixing cement. When it's wet, you can move it around and shape it, but at some point it hardens and there's almost nothing you can do to reshape it.
Hell hath no fury like a crooked politician denied his cut.
We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other wedded couples they sometimes live apart.
When you've got them by their wallets, their hearts and minds will follow.
The Empress is legitimate, my cousin is Republican, Morny is Orleanist, I am a socialist; the only Bonapartist is Persigny, and he is mad.
Whether elected or appointed he considers himself the Lord's anointed, and indeed the ointment lingers on him so thick you can't get your fingers on him.
The newspaper reader says: this party will ruin itself if it makes errors like this. My higher politics says: a party which makes errors like this is already finished -- it is no longer secure in its instincts.
Nobody is a friend of ours. Let's face it.
I played by the rules of politics as I found them.
The one thing sure about politics is that what goes up comes down and what goes down often comes up.
It is far easier for the proverbial camel to pass through the needle's eye, hump and all, than for an erstwhile colonial administration to give sound and honest counsel of a political nature to its liberated territory.
Sincerity and competence is a strong combination. In politics, it is everything.
Don't fall in love with politicians, they're all a disappointment. They can't help it, they just are.
Beware the politically obsessed. They are often bright and interesting, but they have something missing in their natures; there is a hole, an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up. It leaves them somehow misshapen.
The right man, in the right place, at the right time, can steal millions.
Politics are for foreigners with their endless wrongs and paltry rights. Politics are a lousy way to get things done. Politics are, like God's infinite mercy, a last resort.
Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
Politics is the science of urgencies.
In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want.
People who leave Washington do so by way of the box... ballet or coffin.
If you can't stand a little sacrifice and you can't stand a trip across the desert with limited water, we're never going to straighten this country out.
Politician: From the Greek poly (many) and the French t?te (head or face, as in t?te-?-t?te: head to head or face to face). Hence
Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it.
To speak on without saying anything has always been the greatest gift of orators.
The heaviest penalty for deciding to engage in politics is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.
I find myself... hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
Legislators: Rape their wives and do two years. Kill their children and do five years. Steal their money and kiss your ass goodbye.
People that are really weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
Let me just tell you how thrilling it really is, and how, what a challenge it is, because in 1988 the question is whether we're going forward to tomorrow or whether we're going to go past to the back!
Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.
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.
We assume that politicians are without honor. We read their statements trying to crack the code. The scandals of their politics: not so much that men in high places lie, only that they do so with such indifference, so endlessly, still expecting to be believed. We are accustomed to the contempt inherent in the political lie.
There is an increasingly pervasive sense not only of failure, but of futility. The legislative process has become a cruel shell game and the service system has become a bureaucratic maze, inefficient, incomprehensible, and inaccessible.
People start parades -- politicians just get out in front and act like they're leading.

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