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Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert.

Tags: Country, Second  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.

Tags: Honest  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.

Tags: Honest, Stay  ✍ Author: Simon Cameron

I would make a horrible politician, because I wouldn't enjoy my work.

Tags: Enjoy, Work  ✍ Author: Billy Campbell

I tend to get comfortable with the dialogue and find out who the person is in the script and try to hit that. People are sort of independent of their occupations and their pastimes. You don't play a politician or a fireman or a cowboy - you just play a person.

Tags: Hit, Try  ✍ Author: Billy Campbell

A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.

Tags: Everyone, Except  ✍ Author: e. e. cummings

Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen.

Tags: Dead, Statesmen  ✍ Author: Bob Edwards

Tony Blair is a brilliant politician. Unfortunately, his legacy is entwined with George W. Bush because of Iraq.

Tags: Brilliant, Iraq  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.

Tags: Daring, Enough  ✍ Author: Indira Gandhi

I believe that a politician needs to be with people.

Tags: Needs  ✍ Author: Rahul Gandhi

My definition of a redundancy is an air-bag in a politician's car.

Tags: Car, Definition  ✍ Author: Larry Hagman

You can gain in your effectiveness as a politician from a wide acquaintance with the world and from a degree of independence that having some outside interests gives.

Tags: Interests, Outside  ✍ Author: William Hague

If we meet an honest and intelligent politician, a dozen, a hundred, we say they aren't like politicians at all, and our category of politicians stays unchanged; we know what politicians are like.

Tags: Honest, Meet  ✍ Author: Randall Jarrell

I'm a politician. What I say is not holy writ.

Tags: Holy, Writ  ✍ Author: Jacob K. Javits

The politician who never made a mistake never made a decision.

Tags: Decision, Mistake  ✍ Author: John Major

A consensus politician is someone who does something that he doesn't believe is right because it keeps people quiet when he does it.

Tags: Quiet, Someone  ✍ Author: John Major

I'm only sort of a politician.

 ✍ Author: Bruce Nauman

I'm glad I'm not a politician.

Tags: Glad  ✍ Author: Chris O\'Donnell

The statesman shears the sheep; the politician skins them.

Tags: Sheep, Skins  ✍ Author: Kevin O\'Leary

I'm not a politician. And I don't want to be.

 ✍ Author: Dolly Parton

The antagonism between the poet and the politician has generally been evident in all cultures.

Tags: Between, Poet  ✍ Author: Salvatore Quasimodo

I'm not a minister, I'm not a philosopher, I'm not a politician, I'm in another category.

Tags: Another, Category  ✍ Author: Queen Rania of Jordan
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I think it has sullied his presidency. As brilliant a politician as Bill Clinton is, as magnetic a personality as he can be, there is one little screw loose somewhere.

Tags: Brilliant, Somewhere  ✍ Author: Morley Safer

A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.

Tags: Talking, Three  ✍ Author: Carl Sandburg

My job is to look at what politics is doing, not be a politician myself.

Tags: Job, Politics  ✍ Author: Antonio Tabucchi

I have a more direct avenue to expression as an artist than I ever would as a politician.

Tags: Artist, Expression  ✍ Author: Serj Tankian

Paula Milne was really the first thing that drew me to 'The Politician's Husband.'

Tags: Husband  ✍ Author: David Tennant

A politician is a man who understands government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead for 15 years.

Tags: Dead, Government  ✍ Author: Harry S. Truman

No politician is threatened by the child protective constituency, because it does not exist.

Tags: Child, Exist  ✍ Author: Andrew Vachss

I am no politician.

 ✍ Author: Lech Walesa

Under every stone lurks a politician.

Tags: Lurks, Stone  ✍ Author: Jean-Bertrand Aristide

I'm such a failed politician that all of my rivals have disappeared, on both sides.

Tags: Both, Sides  ✍ Author: Ehud Barak

I'm not a politician. I think that uniquely qualifies me to become president of the U.S.

Tags: Become, President  ✍ Author: Roseanne Barr

The politician is an acrobat. He keeps his balance by saying the opposite of what he does.

Tags: Balance, Saying  ✍ Author: Maurice Barres

I am not a neoconservative.

 ✍ Author: John Bolton

I am not a politician.

 ✍ Author: Erskine Bowles

I'm not a politician.

 ✍ Author: Eric Braeden

I know every politician spins the truth a little.

Tags: Truth  ✍ Author: Zach Braff

I'm a member of the Academy, but I don't know who all the other Academy members are. It's not like a politician who knows who is in the Iowa caucus.

Tags: Iowa, Knows  ✍ Author: Albert Brooks

I'm not a politician and my other habits are good.

Tags: Good, Habits  ✍ Author: Charles Farrar Browne

I'm a comedian, not a politician.

Tags: Comedian  ✍ Author: Adam Carolla

In a republic, that paradise of debility, the politician is a petty tyrant who obeys the laws.

Tags: Laws, Petty  ✍ Author: Emile M. Cioran

I am not a politician and I have no intention of being one.

Tags: Intention  ✍ Author: Sean Connery

If I was a politician right now I would change just about everything.

Tags: Change  ✍ Author: David Coverdale

But remember, I am no politician, and no seer into souls.

Tags: Remember, Souls  ✍ Author: Rebecca Harding Davis

My function in life is not to be a politician in Parliament: it is to get something done.

Tags: Done, Life  ✍ Author: Bernadette Devlin

I think when you've been a career politician for 34 years you have to run on your record.

Tags: Career, Run  ✍ Author: Carly Fiorina

I'm not a professional politician, I'm a problem solver.

Tags: Problem, Solver  ✍ Author: Carly Fiorina

We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals. Lincoln was a professional politician.

Tags: Forget, Successful  ✍ Author: Felix Frankfurter

My mother was a politician in my formative years.

Tags: Formative, Mother  ✍ Author: Antonia Fraser

I have never declared myself an Indigenous politician; I am not an Indigenous Chief Minister.

Tags: Chief, Indigenous  ✍ Author: Adam Giles

When I'm not a politician, I'll be dead.

Tags: Dead  ✍ Author: Barry Goldwater

I don't want to help a politician revise the truth.

Tags: Help, Truth  ✍ Author: Walter Gropius

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.

Tags: Country, Life  ✍ Author: Texas Guinan

Prime Minister, I see you've already mastered the essential craft of the European politician, namely, the ability to say one thing in this chamber and a very different thing to your home electorate.

Tags: Ability, Home  ✍ Author: Daniel Hannan

No man can be a politician, except he be first a historian or a traveller; for except he can see what must be, or what may be, he is no politician.

Tags: Except, May  ✍ Author: Desmond Harrington

I was not a politician.

 ✍ Author: John Hewson

Yeah, I probably got in too much trouble as a youth to be a politician.

Tags: Trouble, Youth  ✍ Author: Michael Kelly

I'm an actor, I'm not a politician.

Tags: Actor  ✍ Author: Shahrukh Khan

If you are a businessman or a politician in Iran, you can get a visa as quickly as you ask for it.

Tags: Ask, Iran  ✍ Author: Abbas Kiarostami

A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth.

Tags: Tells, Truth  ✍ Author: Michael Kinsley

I never intended to be a politician or office-seeker.

Tags: Intended  ✍ Author: Vaclav Klaus

I'm not a politician and don't want any part of politics.

Tags: Politics  ✍ Author: Calvin Klein

A politician wouldn't dream of being allowed to call a columnist the things a columnist is allowed to call a politician.

Tags: Call, Dream  ✍ Author: Max Lerner

A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it.

Tags: Bridge, Cross  ✍ Author: Oscar Levant

Most people wouldn't want to marry a politician.

Tags: Marry  ✍ Author: Kenneth Robert Livingstone

I have moved on from being a British parliamentarian, I have moved on from being a New Labour politician, I have moved on from being the supporter in the active day-to-day sense of Tony Blair.

Tags: British, Sense  ✍ Author: Peter Mandelson

Did you ever notice that when a politician does get an idea he usually gets it all wrong.

Tags: Idea, Wrong  ✍ Author: Don Marquis

'Socialist' is the nastiest thing you can say about an American politician in some quarters.

Tags: American, Socialist  ✍ Author: Jay McInerney

Any politician is to a certain degree a mentor. They preach something.

Tags: Degree, Preach  ✍ Author: Dmitry Medvedev

I don't want to be a politician. I don't like politics. It's petty; it fights dirty.

Tags: Dirty, Politics  ✍ Author: John Mellencamp

No British politician has ever been more despised by the British people than Margaret Thatcher.

Tags: British, Despised  ✍ Author: Steven Morrissey

I have a political attitude, but I'm certainly not a politician.

Tags: Attitude, Political  ✍ Author: Kgalema Motlanthe

The relationship between press and politician - protected by the Constitution and designed to be happily adversarial - becomes sour, raw and confrontational.

Tags: Between, Press  ✍ Author: Roger Mudd

I am not a hereditary politician and do not have any substantial asset.

Tags: Asset, Hereditary  ✍ Author: Yoshihiko Noda

I am not a politician, and I will never be, and I say that with absolute conviction.

Tags: Absolute, Conviction  ✍ Author: David Petraeus

There's no smarter politician out there than Bill Clinton.

Tags: Clinton, Smarter  ✍ Author: Ed Rollins

Nick plays a corrupt politician, which is kind of a redundant statement.

Tags: Corrupt, Statement  ✍ Author: Alan Rudolph

If you call your opponent a politician, it's grounds for libel.

Tags: Call, Opponent  ✍ Author: Mark Russell

I'm not a politician. I'd make a lousy politician.

Tags: Lousy  ✍ Author: Norman Schwarzkopf

In my case, I think people are surprised that I'm doing exactly what I said I was going to do when I ran, because that's not the typical politician.

Tags: Said, Surprised  ✍ Author: Rick Scott

Bush doesn't present himself as a realpolitik politician.

Tags: Himself, Present  ✍ Author: Peter Singer

Over the years the political establishment has frowned if a mainstream politician mentions marriage.

Tags: Marriage, Political  ✍ Author: Iain Duncan Smith

You know, a statesman is a dead politician.

Tags: Dead, Statesman  ✍ Author: Arlen Specter

My own electorate, which I represented for 36 years as an anti-apartheid politician, had a considerable number of Jewish voters supporting me throughout my career.

Tags: Career, Number  ✍ Author: Helen Suzman

I am not a politician... I only suffer the consequences.

Tags: Suffer  ✍ Author: Peter Tosh

The first black president will be a politician who is black.

Tags: Black, President  ✍ Author: Doug Wilder

I am definitely not a politician.

Tags: Definitely  ✍ Author: Tiger Woods

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