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Quotes on Politics

For my friends in the US, a few quotes on Politics. May you all get what you deserve on Tuesday.


It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), 'Treasury for the Free World,' 1946

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - )

Crime does not pay ... as well as politics.
Alfred E. Newman

Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914), The Devil's Dictionary

Man is by nature a political animal.
Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), Politics

I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
Charles De Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

Politics is made up largely of irrelevancies.
Dalton Camp

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
Ernest Benn

Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important.
Eugene McCarthy (1916 - )

When the political columnists say 'Every thinking man' they mean themselves, and when candidates appeal to 'Every intelligent voter' they mean everybody who is going to vote for them.
Franklin P. Adams (1881 - 1960), Nods and Becks (1944)

The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
Henry Cate VII

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - )

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - )

The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'.
Larry Hardiman

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
Lester B. Pearson (1897 - 1972)

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
Mao Tse-Tung (1893 - 1976)

Politics has less to do with where you live than where your heart is.
Margaret Cho, weblog, 01-18-04

Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate.
Mark B. Cohen

Politics is the art of the possible.
Otto Von Bismarck (1815 - 1898), remark, Aug. 11, 1867

Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.
Paul Valery (1871 - 1945), Tel Quel 2 (1943)

In politics you must always keep running with the pack. The moment that you falter and they sense that you are injured, the rest will turn on you like wolves.
R. A. Butler (1902 - 1982)

Politics is largely a matter of heart.
R. A. Butler (1902 - 1982)

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004)

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004)

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - )

Politics is applesauce.
Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best.
Will Rogers (1879 - 1935), Illiterate Digest (1924), "Breaking into the Writing Game"

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