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Quotations on Politics

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Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.

~ Unknown

The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.

~ Franklin P. Adams

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed - and hence clamorous to be led to safety - by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

~ H.L. Mencken

The purpose of foreign policy is not to provide an outlet for our own sentiments of hope or indignation; it is to shape real events in a real world.

~ John F. Kennedy

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.

~ Plato

All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.

~ Albert Einstein

My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference.

~ Harry S. Truman

Crime does not pay ... as well as politics.

~ Alfred E. Newman

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.

~ John Quinton

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.

~ Clarence Darrow

Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.

~ Richard Armour

We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate.

~ Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.

~ Charles de Gaulle

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

~ Charles de Gaulle

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where they is no river.

~ Nikita Khrushchev

In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap.

~ Napoleon Bonaparte

The politicians were talking themselves red, white, and blue in the face.

~ Clare Boothe Luce

The politician in my country seeks votes, affection, and respect, in that order.... With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved.

~ Edward R. Murrow

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