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The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.

Tags: Art, Knowing  ✍ Author: Konrad Adenauer

Nigerian politics has been, since the military dictatorships, largely non-ideological. Rather than a battle of ideas, it is about who can pump in the most money and buy the most access.

Tags: Battle, Money  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.

Tags: Greatest, War  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

Tags: Great, Public  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.

Tags: American, Choice  ✍ Author: Spiro T. Agnew

I quit politics because I hated it.

Tags: Hated, Quit  ✍ Author: Roger Ailes

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

Tags: May, War  ✍ Author: John Adams

In politics the middle way is none at all.

Tags: Middle, None  ✍ Author: John Adams

I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.

Tags: Woman, Write  ✍ Author: John Adams

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.

Tags: Crisis, Hell  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

The secret of getting things done is to act!

Tags: Done, Secret  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.

Tags: Happiness, Life  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.

Tags: Good, Science  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.

Tags: Democracy, Men  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

From politics, it was an easy step to silence.

Tags: Easy, Silence  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.

Tags: Done, Pretty  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.

Tags: Eternity, Present  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.

Tags: Mean, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole.

Tags: Daylight, Football  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight.

Tags: Dad, Government  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

I'm always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in politics, whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.

Tags: Talk, Women  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.

Tags: Future, Past  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

Tags: Liberty, Life  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.

Tags: Except, Real  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.

Tags: Congress, Idiot  ✍ Author: Mark Twain
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Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

Tags: Close, Realize  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.

Tags: Deadly, Hit  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.

Tags: Bad, Yourself  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

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.

Tags: Business, Hell  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

Tags: Learned, Said  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.

Tags: Begins, Eye  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.

Tags: Ambition, Men  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone I love not to mix with it.

Tags: Everyone, Love  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.

Tags: Friend, Religion  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.

Tags: Law, Respect  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.

Tags: Country, Greatest  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.

Tags: Business, Game  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.

Tags: Once, War  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.

Tags: Once, War  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.

Tags: May, War  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.

Tags: Happen, Tomorrow  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.

Tags: War, Writing  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I did not resign from politics because of Bofors. I resigned because I do not know how to play petty politics. I did not know back then and I don't know now either.

Tags: Either, Petty  ✍ Author: Amitabh Bachchan

I have always been interested in politics. I was in the student union before, very active.

Tags: Student, Union  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

A week is a long time in politics.

Tags: Time, Week  ✍ Author: Ted Baillieu

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.

Tags: Humanity, Reason  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

Except for politics, no business is scrutinized more exhaustively than journalism.

Tags: Business, Except  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.

Tags: Idealism, Thought  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

All along we find that social life - religion, politics, art - reflects the stages reached in the development of the knowledge of self; it shows the social uses made of this knowledge.

Tags: Life, Religion  ✍ Author: James Mark Baldwin

So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy.

Tags: Democracy, Fight  ✍ Author: Roger Nash Baldwin

You will find in politics that you are much exposed to the attribution of false motive. Never complain and never explain.

Tags: Complain, False  ✍ Author: Stanley Baldwin

In my grandfather's lab, scientists did independent research, and peers reviewed and commented on its merits. Politics, he taught me, had no place in the scientific process.

Tags: Place, Research  ✍ Author: Tammy Baldwin

The thing about politics is to plan 10 years ahead, and assume every year is your last.

Tags: Last, Year  ✍ Author: Ed Balls

To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought.

Tags: Exhausted, Thought  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

If you see something is going wrong within politics and the world today, then some Hip Hop artist is gonna come along and get straight with it. If they think that there's a lot of racism going on then there's another Hip Hop artist who's gonna come out and speak their mind.

Tags: Mind, Today  ✍ Author: Afrika Bambaataa

It's much easier to wear a Chairman Mao button and shake your fists in the air and all that, then to actually read the Communist manifesto and things like that and actually become involved in politics.

Tags: Become, Read  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

In so much of politics you're not allowed to disagree with what's been agreed.

Tags: Agreed, Disagree  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.

Tags: Change, Revolution  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Alliance - in international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.

Tags: Cannot, Union  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Consul - in American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country.

Tags: American, Country  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

Tags: Advantage, Public  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.

Tags: Liberal, Others  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!

Tags: Religion, Wife  ✍ Author: William Blake

I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.

Tags: Love, Power  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.

Tags: Admit, Mistake  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.

Tags: Flatter, Knows  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.

Tags: Handicap, Stupidity  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

I hate all politics. I don't like either political party. One should not belong to them - one should be an individual, standing in the middle. Anyone that belongs to a party stops thinking.

Tags: Hate, Political  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.

Tags: Great, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.

Tags: Agreement, Terms  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.

Tags: Good, Men  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

I have no consistency, except in politics; and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether.

Tags: Except, Subject  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

My college, Fitzwilliam, was pretty good but unfashionable and I lived in digs so I was not part of the cloistered 'old college' environment, which frankly was a bit intimidating. But I worked hard and settled in by exploring politics and girls.

Tags: Good, Hard  ✍ Author: Vince Cable

And humility in politics means accepting that one party doesn't have all the answers; recognising that working in partnership is progress not treachery.

Tags: Humility, Working  ✍ Author: Vince Cable

My first real writing job was at 'Rolling Stone,' so I wrote about rock-and-roll and politics and the like. At the time, I really didn't know what I wanted to write, and I did a bunch of investigative journalism.

Tags: Job, Time  ✍ Author: James Cagney

I honestly believe that there's an element in this country, in our politics, that does not want to see a businessman succeed at getting the nomination for the Republican party, and does not want me to succeed at becoming President of the United States of America.

Tags: America, Country  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

So here is one of my theories on happiness: we cannot know if we have lived a truly happy life until the very end. This view of life and death was reinforced by my close witnessing of the buildup to the death of Philip Gould. Philip was without doubt my closest friend in politics. When he died, I felt like I had lost a limb.

Tags: Happiness, Life  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

There has been a shift to what may be defined as a culture of negativity which goes well beyond coverage of politics.

Tags: Culture, May  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

By asking the question 'Am I happy?,' and via the answer setting out what I mean by happiness, there is a political route that can be taken, by asking another question - 'Can politics deliver happiness, and should it try?'

Tags: Happiness, Happy  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

But I think it's quite clear in my work that my orientation isn't political or doesn't come out of modern politics.

Tags: Political, Work  ✍ Author: Jane Campion

Flipping the dial through available radio stations there will blare out to any listener an array of broadcasts, 24/7, propagating Religious Right politics, along with what they deem to be 'old-time gospel preaching.' This is especially true of what comes over the airwaves in Bible Belt southern states.

Tags: Religious, True  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

The art of politics is knowing what to do next.

Tags: Art, Knowing  ✍ Author: James P. Cannon

Sometimes in politics one must duel with skunks, but no one should be fool enough to allow skunks to choose the weapons.

Tags: Enough, Fool  ✍ Author: Joseph Cannon

Now interpersonal politics... that's what it's all about.

 ✍ Author: Joseph Cannon

Yeah, I don't deal with current events or pop culture, and I avoid politics like the plague.

Tags: Culture, Deal  ✍ Author: Joseph Cannon

It is a vain hope to make people happy by politics.

Tags: Happy, Hope  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

The simplification of anything is always sensational.

Tags: Democracy, Giving  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Half a truth is better than no politics.

Tags: Half, Truth  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics. Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight.

Tags: Men, Show  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

Good government is good politics.

Tags: Good, Government  ✍ Author: Richard J. Daley

Consciousness permits us to develop the instruments of culture - morality and justice, religion, art, economics and politics, science and technology. Those instruments allow us some measure of freedom in the confrontation with nature.

Tags: Nature, Religion  ✍ Author: Antonio Damasio

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

Tags: Become, Beginning  ✍ Author: Clarence Darrow

We need real campaign finance reform to loosen the grip of special interests on politics.

Tags: Finance, Real  ✍ Author: Tom Daschle

I think that what went wrong with religion is the same thing that went wrong with politics. Is that it became too money based and too controlling. It's just a weakness that we human beings have for control - we want one thing and then we want more and then we want more.

Tags: Money, Religion  ✍ Author: Dave Davies

Imagine a civilisation that's way in advance of us wants to communicate with us, and assist us in our development. The information we provide to them must reflect our highest aspirations and ideals, and not just be some crazy person's bizarre politics or religion.

Tags: Crazy, Religion  ✍ Author: Paul Davies

Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving.

Tags: Conserving, Secondhand  ✍ Author: Robertson Davies

It's true that it's within the realm of cultural politics that young people tend to work through political issues, which I think is good, although it's not going to solve the problems.

Tags: Good, Work  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

As a black woman, my politics and political affiliation are bound up with and flow from participation in my people's struggle for liberation, and with the fight of oppressed people all over the world against American imperialism.

Tags: Fight, Struggle  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

As I prepare for this next phase in my life, I ask that people continue to offer the prayers that have protected me thus far. I also pray that I will always see those who are not seen and easy to forget in the hustle and bustle of Washington politics.

Tags: Forget, Life  ✍ Author: Artur Davis

With respect to Barack Obama, let's face it; Barack Obama is an iconic figure in the African-American community. We respect that. We understand that. African-Americans are going to vote for the first black president, especially when he happens to share the liberal politics on economic issues that many in that community hold.

Tags: Black, Respect  ✍ Author: Artur Davis

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