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Top 30 Politics Quotations

  • "It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs."
    -- Albert Einstein

  • "Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles."
    -- Ambrose Bierce

  • "Man is by nature a political animal."
    -- Aristotle

  • "I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians."
    -- Charles De Gaulle

  • "The mistake a lot of politicians make is in forgetting they've been appointed and thinking they've been anointed."
    -- Claude D. Pepper

  • "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

  • "We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate."
    -- Frank McKinney Hubbard

  • "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

  • "Run for office? No. I've slept with too many women, I've done too many drugs, and I've been to too many parties."
    -- George Clooney

  • "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

  • "Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory."
    -- John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "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

  • "Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."
    -- Mao Tse-Tung

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

  • "You can lead a man to Congress, but you can't make him think."
    -- Milton Berle

  • "Politics is the art of the possible."
    -- Otto Von Bismarck

  • "In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap."
    -- Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them."
    -- Paul Valery

  • "Politicians are wonderful people as long as they stay away from things they don't understand, such as working for a living."
    -- P. J. ORourke

  • "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

  • "Politics is largely a matter of heart."
    -- R. A. Butler

  • "Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary."
    -- Robert Louis Stevenson

  • "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

  • "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

  • "A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country."
    -- Texas Guinan

  • "The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority."
    -- Will Durant

  • "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

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    Washington Post

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    Bangor Daily News

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    New York Times

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    New York Times
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    The Hill (blog)

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    The Hill (blog)
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