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Any man with a fine shock of hair, a good set of teeth, and a bewitching smile can park his brains, if he has any, and run for public office.

A recent survey was said to prove that the people we Americans most admire are our politicians and doctors. I don't believe it. They are simply the people we are most afraid of. And with the most reason.
Nothing can be said about our politics that has not already been said about hemorrhoids.
Politicians should never put themselves first: governments should put people first and all of us should put our country first.
The most difficult choice a politician must ever make is whether to be a hypocrite or a liar.
Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
He speaks to Me as if I was a public meeting.
Until you've been in politics you've never really been alive; it's rough and sometimes it's dirty and it's always hard work and tedious details. But, it's the only sport for grown-ups all other games are for kids.
The two real political parties in America are the Winners and the Losers. The people don't acknowledge this. They claim membership in two imaginary parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, instead.
People with high ideals don't necessarily make good politicians. If clean politics is so important, we should leave the job to scientists and the clergy.
It is my settled opinion, after some years as a political correspondent, that no one is attracted to a political career in the first place unless he is socially or emotionally crippled.
Only he has the calling for politics who is sure that he will not crumble when the world from his point of view is too stupid or base for what he wants to offer. Only he who in the face of all this can say In spite of all! has the calling for politics.
One can say that three pre-eminent qualities are decisive for the politician: passion, a feeling of responsibility, and a sense of proportion.
A candidate could easily commit political suicide if he were to come up with an unconventional thought during a presidential tour.
Only very intelligent people don't wish they were in politics, and I'm dumb enough to want to be in there.
Only people who look dull ever get into the House of Commons, and only people who are dull ever succeed there.
He thinks like a Tory, and talks like a Radical, and that's so important nowadays.
All politics takes place on a slippery slope. The most important four words in politics are up to a point.
Politics should share one purpose with religion: the steady emancipation of the individual through the education of his passions.
Prosperity is necessarily the first theme of a political campaign.
This Party is a moral crusade or it is nothing.
The success of a party means little more than that the Nation is using the party for a large and definite purpose. It seeks to use and interpret a change in its own plans and point of view.
The only consistency I see within most politicians is, 'the saying of one thing and doing of another'.
Politics: The exploitation of peoples trust.
There are two types of politicians: the ones that are courageous and honest, and the ones that have a steep career.
The problem is not Republican principles. The problem is unprincipled Republicans.

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