Quotes and Sayings about Politics



"The bedfellows politics made are never strange. It only seems that way to those who have not watched the courtship."
- Marcel Achard
(Related: Politics, Courtship)

"The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Politics, Power, Science, Experience, History, Knowledge, Action, Future, Gold, Past)

"Politics, as a practice, whatever its profession, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds."
- Brooks Adams
(Related: Politics, Practice, Profession)

"Politics are a very unsatisfactory game."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Politics)

"Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Politics, Practice)

"Practical politics consists in ignoring facts."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Politics, Facts)

"Politics... have always been the systematic organization of hatreds."
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Related: Politics)

"Politics, as a practise, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds."
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Related: Politics)

"I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a symbolist in literature. Not that I understand what these terms mean, but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist."
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Related: Art, Politics, Literature)

"In politics the middle way is none at all."
- John Adams
(Related: Politics)

"I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman."
- John Adams
(Related: Politics, Woman, Word)

"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy."
- John Adams
(Related: Politics, War, Liberty, Mathematics, May, Philosophy, Sons, Study)

"The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt."
- Konrad Adenauer
(Related: Art, Politics)

"War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Politics, War, Community, Man)

"I'm not really one of those people who believes that if you're a musician you can just leave that behind and start getting into politics."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Politics, People)

"Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life."
- Saul Alinsky
(Related: Life, Politics, Time, Mother, Father, Bed, Corruption, Play)

"You can hardly judge women's effect on politics merely from the action of individual women officeholders."
- Florence E. Allen
(Related: Politics, Women, Action, Effect)

"It will take a long time for women's effect on politics to register so that we may properly appraise it."
- Florence E. Allen
(Related: Politics, Time, Women, Effect, May, Will)

"It was hard to figure out what were the good causes, the bad causes, even the good politics and the bad politics. So we started taking requests and figuring it out."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Politics, Causes)

"Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake, and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics."
- David Amram
(Related: Politics, Knowledge, Authority, Literature, World, Writing)

"I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy, with kings, queens, dukes and court politics, but of course like what I was explaining before, about making the science make sense, you have to make the politics make sense, too."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Politics, Science, Books, Court, Fantasy, Kings, Sense)

"My art will reflect not necessarily conscious politics but the unanalysed politics of my life."
- Carl Andre
(Related: Art, Life, Politics, Will)

"Nothing is irreparable in politics."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Politics, Nothing)

"I don't know if anybody wants to mix their politics with their entertainment."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Politics, Entertainment)

"I know my limitations, and I don't like politics. I was only involved because of my husband."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Politics, Husband, Limitations)

"I follow politics, but I don't like to discuss it."
- Tom Araya
(Related: Politics)

"I'm not taking any interest in politics. I'm not involved in politics in any way. My life is in writing now."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Life, Politics, Interest, Now, Writing)

"I'm not involved in politics any more and they're quite right."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Politics, Right)

"No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: History, Politics, Beginning, Cause, Existence, Fact, Freedom, Tyranny)

"Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics."
- Aristotle
(Related: Politics, Science, End, Man)

"Politics will sooner or later make fools of everybody."
- Dick Armey
(Related: Politics, Fools, Will)

"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
(Related: Politics, Right, Wrong, Years)

"But transitions from the politics of violence to democratic compromise are always messy."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Politics, Compromise, Violence)

"What my future will not be is active politics in the Liberal Democrat party."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Politics, Future, Liberal, Party, Will)

"Politics is about putting yourself in a state of grace."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Politics, Grace, State)

"Politics is compromise."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Politics, Compromise)

"The generous way of putting it is that we were not ready for this. The less generous way is to say: How was it possible to return to the politics of appeasement of the 1930s?"
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Politics)

"Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Change, Politics, Success, Economics)

"I'm not in politics."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Politics)

"From politics, it was an easy step to silence."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Politics, Silence)

"I have always been interested in politics. I was in the student union before, very active."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Politics)

"Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Politics, Thought, Idealism, Will)

"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."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: Art, Life, Politics, Religion, Knowledge, Development, Self)

"You will find in politics that you are much exposed to the attribution of false motive. Never complain and never explain."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Politics, Motive, Will)

"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."
- Tammy Baldwin
(Related: Politics, Research, Scientists)

"To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Politics, Thought, Nothing)

"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."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Politics, Artist, Mind, Racism, Today, World, Wrong)

"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."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Politics)

"Lenin said that people vote with their feet. Well, that's what's happening. They either go, or they don't go. It's all politics. It's all demographics."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Politics, People, Feet, Vote)

"As long as I don't write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything."
- Pierre Beaumarchais
(Related: Government, Politics, Religion)

"Politics calls for robust debate and criticism, but this should never descend to personal and demeaning slurs."
- Kim Beazley
(Related: Politics, Criticism, Debate)

"We aim in the domain of politics at republicanism; in the domain of economics at socialism; in the domain of what is today called religion, at atheism."
- August Bebel
(Related: Politics, Religion, Atheism, Economics, Socialism, Today)

"The message that I gave on the - on the steps today was that you need to stand for those things that are right and empower the individual. Believe in the power of one person. Don't believe that you can't do it. Everybody wants - everybody wants a shot. That we can all agree on. Beyond that, it becomes politics. I'm not talking politics."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Politics, Power, Right, Talking, Today)

"Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Politics, Business, Power, Science, Control, Law, Media, Military)

"If it wasn't for what goes on in the world of politics, we wouldn't really have much of a show."
- Samantha Bee
(Related: Politics, World)

"No great advance has been made in science, politics, or religion without controversy."
- Lyman Beecher
(Related: Religion, Politics, Science, Controversy)

"Politics is show business for ugly people."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Business, Politics, People, Ugly)

"So that's my main role right now and really the politics also includes going out and communicating to the world why Apache is a good thing, why companies should be involved in it, and why individuals should be involved in it too."
- Brian Behlendorf
(Related: Politics, Now, Right, World)

"I think one of the things that we are facing right now is that we've stopped listening to each other in our politics."
- Michael Bennett
(Related: Politics, Listening, Now, Right)

"But very often in politics we have the experience called up from my father when someone was trying to help him in the campaign: I can take care of my enemies, may the Good Lord save me from my friends."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: Experience, Politics, Father, Care, Enemies, Friends, Help, May, Trying)

"Politics is a blood sport."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: Politics, Blood)

"I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: Politics, Interest, Morals)

"Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Principles, Public)

"Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Change, Politics, Revolution)

"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."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Politics, Alliance)

"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."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Politics, People, American, Country, Office)

"Politics is the art of the next best."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Art, Politics)

"The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Politics, Russia)

"Politics is the art of the possible."
- Otto Von Bismarck
(Related: Art, Politics)

"Politics is not an exact science."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Politics, Science)

"Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Politics)

"Politics ruins the character."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Politics, Character)

"I'm not going to talk like I know about politics, because I'm a total amateur, but maybe I can be a spokesperson for people who aren't normally interested in politics."
- Bjork
(Related: Politics, People, Talk)

"I always figured it was best if I write my songs, take them to my publisher and just lay back. There used to be so many things going on - getting to the artist, getting to the publishers - you know, politics. I just didn't want to get mixed up in all of that."
- Otis Blackwell
(Related: Politics, Artist, Songs, Want)

"I have a real sense of optimism that we are revolutionizing the way we do politics in this country."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Politics, Optimism, Country, Sense)

"Let's put aside the politics and trust the people. Let's embrace the unique opportunity we all have; take the heat and make the hard and difficult decisions, knowing that we're doing it to make things better for the people of Illinois."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Politics, Trust, People, Opportunity, Decisions)

"I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Change, Politics, Country, Party)

"We have a set of sensible policies that are appropriate for the 21st century and which strike a chord of appeal with the silent majority. Perhaps that is why we are welcoming new members every week who have never before been involved in politics."
- Steve Blake
(Related: Politics, Majority)

"We have views on social issues that may seem to some that we are hard-line Tories. However our economics policies and our opposition to the process called globalisation could be considered by some to place us on the far-left of conventional politics."
- Steve Blake
(Related: Politics, Economics, May, Opposition)

"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!"
- William Blake
(Related: Politics, Religion, Wife, Church, Brotherhood, Cruelty, Reason, Theatre)

"I think we have a fascinating new and quite dominant input into politics - and it wont go away. From time to time, people articulate a view that we should ban opinion polls, but that's nonsense."
- Jim Bolger
(Related: Politics, Time, People, Nonsense, Opinion)

"So I think that we're in a very heightened and somewhat unusual period of politics and polling around the countries that New Zealanders take close interest in."
- Jim Bolger
(Related: Politics, Countries, Interest)

"Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Family, Politics, Religion, Planning, Public)

"In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Politics, Mistake)

"In politics stupidity is not a handicap."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Politics, Stupidity)

"There is a thin line between politics and theatricals."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Politics)

"We must remember that politics is more than a power game. The core of politics in my view is to serve our citizens, to serve our fellow human beings."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: Politics, Power)

"Politics are not the task of a Christian."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: Politics, Christian)

"My mother's studies stopped with the third year of primary school, my father with the first. They taught me a deep sense of duty. But nobody was involved in politics in my family."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Family, Politics, Father, Mother, Deep, Duty, First, School, Sense)

"I was on leave from local and regional politics, as long as I was a Minister."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Politics)

"I am invariably of the politics of the people at whose table I sit, or beneath whose roof I sleep."
- George Borrow
(Related: Politics, People, Sleep)

"There will be no politics, no ifs and buts; if we see something and feel that work needs to be done, we will get people here we can rely on and ensure it is done in the same thorough way as our other projects."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Work, Politics, People, Needs, Projects, Will)

"It is important to recognize and politics positive thinking is often the slaves' virtue - something that people do to con themselves about the burden and change being placed upon them."
- James Bovard
(Related: Change, Politics, People, Positive, Virtue, Being, Burden, Positive thinking)

"In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Politics, Being, Merit)

"The history of American politics is littered with bodies of people who took so pure a position that they had no clout at all."
- Benjamin C. Bradlee
(Related: History, Politics, People, American)

"Trying to take money out of politics is like trying to take jumping out of basketball."
- Bill Bradley
(Related: Money, Politics, Basketball, Trying)

"I'm still batting away on my politics for the Labour Party. I'm much further to the left of them than I used to be, but that's because they've moved, not me."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: Politics, Party)

"Even with politics, stuff comes around again. Woody Guthrie would recognize America today."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: Politics, America, Today)

"Well, Judy, I would hope in the new year, we could start thinking about politics not like it was the Super Bowl, where you always have to have one team that wins and the other team has to be a loser."
- John Breaux
(Related: Politics, Hope, New year, Thinking)

"British politics is more nuanced. Part of the problem with New Labour is that they are a moving target."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: Politics)

"Politics now is rather like going into Starbucks for a coffee."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: Politics, Coffee, Now)

"Politics, where fat, bald, disagreeable men, unable to be candidates themselves, teach a president how to act on a public stage."
- Jimmy Breslin
(Related: Men, Politics, Act, President, Public)

"At least there's a political input, but when you put on the robe, at that point the politics is over."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Politics)

"Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity."
- Vera Brittain
(Related: Politics, Expression)

"A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both."
- Fawn M. Brodie
(Related: Friendship, Politics, Power, Passion)

"No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Politics, Power, Science, Corruption)

"When you cover politics, you realize that knowing how to talk about character matters more and more. The way we hold ideas is more important than the ideas."
- David Brooks
(Related: Politics, Ideas, Character, Talk)

"America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams."
- David Brooks
(Related: Dreams, Politics, America, Aspirations, Culture, Democracy, Personality)

"I think politics is important. It's how we run our society. I think it should be natural to have an interest in the subject, and I almost don't understand why some people don't."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Politics, Society, People, Interest)

"The only politics in this country that's relevant to black people today is the politics of revolution... none other."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: Politics, People, Country, Revolution, Today)

"Yes, politics IS war without bloodshed; and war is an extension of those politics."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: Politics, War)

"I just simply write as it moves me. I may be writing about a book or a movie or a person, places where I've been or something I've done. Or politics. It's going to what's on my mind at the moment."
- Tina Brown
(Related: Politics, May, Mind, Writing)

"In politics, a lie unanswered becomes truth within 24 hours."
- Willie Brown
(Related: Politics, Truth, Lie)

"Do you think it's possible to discuss politics without preaching?"
- Steven Brust
(Related: Politics, Preaching)

"I always wanted to get into politics, but I was never light enough to make the team."
- Art Buchwald
(Related: Politics, Light)

"It's such a beautiful sport, with no politics involved, no color, no class. Only as a youngster can you play and as a pro can you win. The game has kept me young, involved and excited and for me to be up here with gems of baseball."
- Jack Buck
(Related: Politics, Baseball, Class, Play)

"The writing is all done, so it's all about verbalizing everything from point A to point B, and certainly there's a bit of politics involved, so it's a different thing."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Politics, Writing)

"I have strong views about South African politics and I still don't feel I need to make public statements."
- Zola Budd
(Related: Politics, African, Public)

"You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics."
- Charles Bukowski
(Related: Politics, Time, Man, World)

"Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Politics, Wisdom)

"Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Politics, Agreement)

"Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique."
- James MacGregor Burns
(Related: Leadership, Politics, Management, Ethics)

"I think politics can no longer be assigned to parliamentary activity and it probably never could be. But politics with a small p and the history of trade union movement really interests me."
- Saffron Burrows
(Related: History, Politics, Trade)

"My parents were political, so it's definitely in my bones. Wherever I am, I always seem to get involved with politics. I think, once it's in your bloodstream, it's always there. I love it."
- Saffron Burrows
(Related: Love, Politics, Parents)

"If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Politics, Cynicism, Principles)

"I mean, the part you don't like, I mean, that's the only part. That's the part no one likes, and that is the criticisms, and the unfair criticisms, I might add, of my husband. But that's also just a fact of life in politics."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Life, Politics, HusbFact)

"I like politics. I like traveling in the United States."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Politics, states, Traveling, United)

"Politics is a people business. I like people."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Politics, Business, People)

"The politics of the Cape Town Metro, which allows an executive Mayoral committee to make secret decisions which affect you, behind closed doors, is wrong!"
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: Politics, Committee, Decisions)

"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
(Related: Politics, Rest, Running, Sense, Will)

"Politics is largely a matter of heart."
- R. A. Butler
(Related: Politics, Heart)

"That's possible, and in fact the legislation, the politics should graduate the advantages towards those who have children and give less to those who don't have children."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Politics, Children, Fact, Legislation)

"It is money, money, money! Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Money, Politics, Ideas, American, Principles)

"A promising young man should go into politics so that he can go on promising for the rest of his life."
- Robert Byrne
(Related: Life, Politics, Man, Rest)

"I have no consistency, except in politics; and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Politics, Consistency, Indifference)

"The art of politics is knowing what to do next."
- James P. Cannon
(Related: Art, Politics)

"Sometimes in politics one must duel with skunks, but no one should be fool enough to allow skunks to choose the weapons."
- Joseph Cannon
(Related: Politics, Fool, Weapons)

"Yeah, I don't deal with current events or pop culture, and I avoid politics like the plague."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Politics, Culture, Events)

"Now interpersonal politics... that's what it's all about."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Politics, Now)

"Living in Washington, you can't take politics too seriously. I draw the line at honesty. I have no time for political hacks who say things they don't believe because they get paid to."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: Politics, Time, Honesty, Living, Washington)

"It is a vain hope to make people happy by politics."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Politics, People, Hope)

"About 25 years ago, I started out as a reporter covering politics. And that sort of just evolved into organized crime, because organized crime and politics were the same thing in Boston."
- Howie Carr
(Related: Politics, Boston, Crime, Years)

"If there is one eternal truth of politics, it is that there are always a dozen good reasons for doing nothing."
- John le Carre
(Related: Politics, Truth, Nothing)

"I think Ralph Nader is the biggest liar in American politics when he said it didn't matter who was president."
- James Carville
(Related: Politics, American, President)

"Religion is organized to satisfy and guide the soul - politics does the same thing for the body."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Politics, Religion, Soul, Body)

"So my degree was in political science, which I think was - the closest I could come to marketing is politics."
- Steve Case
(Related: Politics, Science, Marketing)

"In politics, guts is all."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: Politics)

"In politics a capable ruler must be guided by circumstances, conjectures and conjunctions."
- Catherine II
(Related: Politics, Circumstances)

"Political organizations have slowly substituted themselves for the Churches as the places for believing practices. Politics has once again become religious."
- Michel De Certeau
(Related: Politics, Churches, Religious)

"Politics is a contact sport."
- Steve Chabot
(Related: Politics)

"In politics, there is no use looking beyond the next fortnight."
- Joseph Chamberlain
(Related: Politics)

"Everybody in America is soft, and hates conflict. The cure for this, both in politics and social life, is the same - hardihood. Give them raw truth."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Politics, Life, Truth, America, Conflict, Cure)

"The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Politics, Thought, World, Years)

"Politics is organized hatred, that is unity."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Politics, Hatred, Unity)

"Campaigning in Wyoming is politics at its most retail level. It's done one voter at a time."
- Mary Cheney
(Related: Politics, Time)

"Half a truth is better than no politics."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Politics, Truth)

"The intellectual architecture means focusing on doing great work instead of focusing on agency politics."
- Jay Chiat
(Related: Architecture, Politics, Work)

"At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else."
- Shirley Chisholm
(Related: Politics, Women, Determination, Country, Idealism, Needs, Present)

"Politics has less to do with where you live than where your heart is."
- Margaret Cho
(Related: Politics, Heart)

"As I became very defined in my personal politics, I turned down some films that I slightly regret now; I'm not going to say what they were."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Politics, Now, Regret)

"Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Politics, War)

"Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Politics, War, May, Poison)

"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."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Politics, Ability, Tomorrow)

"Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Business, Politics)

"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."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Politics, War, Painting, Politicians, Writing)

"In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Politics, War)

"There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circling, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water."
- Alan Clark
(Related: Politics, Blood, Friends, Waiting, Water)

"The Blair government has lowered the standing of politics and politicians in our country."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Government, Politics, Country, Politicians)

"I don't think at my age... you can start ruling people out in politics."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Politics, Age, People)

"War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: Politics, War)

"War is the continuation of politics by other means."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: Politics, War)

"Politics is the womb in which war develops."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: Politics, War)

"The Twist was a guided missile launched from the ghetto into the heart of suburbia. The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion and law could never do, in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court could only write on the books."
- Eldridge Cleaver
(Related: Religion, Politics, Soul, Heart, Books, Court, Law, Writing)

"Politics is so much about serendipity that we've got to have a bigger pool of women, so that when people drop out of the process, you've got others to turn to."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: Politics, Women, People)

"If there is a ground zero in the cultural wars, it is Missouri, a state where pro-life groups are strong and well organized and their agenda dominates local politics."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: Politics, State)

"The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Art, Politics, Challenge, Practice)

"My style has been pretty much like a newspaper. It's got politics in it, it's got media, sports, family relations, you know, all the sections you would expect, and wonderful religion things."
- Kate Clinton
(Related: Family, Politics, Religion, Sports, Media, Pretty, Style)

"What goes for sex goes double for politics."
- Kate Clinton
(Related: Politics, Sex)

"But we are entitled to look for continuity in politics."
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: Politics)

"As soon as you start writing about how human beings interact with each other socially, you're into politics, aren't you?"
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: Politics, Writing)

"Politics is a place of humble hopes and strangely modest requirements, where all are good who are not criminal and all are wise who are not ridiculously otherwise."
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Politics)

"Partisan politics has no place in the classroom."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Politics, Classroom)

"In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Politics, Fear, Failure)

"I was raised to speak out about politics and the world around me. I would do it whether I was in the public or not. It is the way I was taught. The American way."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Politics, American, Public, World)

"In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Politics, Religion, Charity)

"The election before us will be the Austerlitz of American politics."
- Roscoe Conkling
(Related: Politics, American, Will)

"Office politics are bloody-minded, but weak on content."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Politics, Content, Office)

"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."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Men, Politics, Midnight, Office, Oil)

"Boxing was not the sport that I thought is was due to all the politics."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Politics, Thought, Boxing)

"Frankly, my politics are pretty left of left."
- Chris Cooper
(Related: Politics, Pretty)

"The enemy is not just terrorism. It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism, by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion, and distorts both."
- John Cornyn
(Related: Politics, Religion, Islam, Enemy, Extreme, Intolerance, Minority, Terrorism, Tradition)

"I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing. And then they hit a big wall of re-election and the pettiness of politics. In the end, politics gets in the way of the business of people."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Business, Politics, People, End, Right, Want)

"Forget sex or politics or religion, loneliness is the subject that clears out a room."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Politics, Religion, Sex, Forget, Loneliness)

"I have always hated celebrities lecturing people on politics. So forgive me. But I am passionate about this country. I am equally passionate about the potential of the people who live here."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Politics, People, Country, Potential)

"That's my curse, I see the politics within these things and so I don't say yes to them."
- Alex Cox
(Related: Politics)

"Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare. He's the greatest playwright in the English language, but his politics are fairly square."
- Alex Cox
(Related: Politics, English, Language, Shakespeare)

"I never let politics get personal. You can have the most intense, heated debate on issues, and so long as you keep it on issues, you can go out and have coffee afterwards and you're good friends."
- Phil Crane
(Related: Politics, Coffee, Debate, Friends)

"I always enjoyed politics. I worked at the White House recently, primarily for the First Lady. Because of my experience running my travel agency, I was in charge of the files she kept on the Travel Office."
- Joseph Force Crater
(Related: Experience, Travel, Politics, First, Lady, Office, Running)

"First, take the government of the Indians out of politics; second, let the laws of the Indians be the same as those of the whites; third, give the Indian the ballot."
- George Crook
(Related: Government, Politics, First, Laws)

"To let politics become a cesspool, and then avoid it because it is a cesspool, is a double crime."
- Howard Crosby
(Related: Politics, Crime)

"Some of the FDA's own scientists have charged that politics, not science, is behind the FDA's actions."
- Joseph Crowley
(Related: Politics, Science, Actions, Scientists)

"The bizarre world of cards is a world of pure power politics where rewards and punishments are meted out immediately."
- Ely Culbertson
(Related: Politics, Power, Bizarre, Cards, World)

"I'm in politics. I'm in government, so nothing surprises me."
- Andrew Cuomo
(Related: Government, Politics, Nothing, Surprises)

"There are few things more amusing in the world of politics than watching moderate Republicans charging to the right in pursuit of greater glory."
- Mario Cuomo
(Related: Politics, Glory, Pursuit, Republicans, Right, World)

"When applied to politics and taken to its extreme, kitsch is the mask of death. Fascism was all aesthetics. There was no core principle to it. There was no truth to it."
- John Cusack
(Related: Politics, Death, Truth, Aesthetics, Extreme, Fascism)

"Good government is good politics."
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: Government, Politics)

"We need real campaign finance reform to loosen the grip of special interests on politics."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Finance, Politics, Reform)

"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."
- Dave Davies
(Related: Money, Religion, Politics, Control, Want, Weakness, Wrong)

"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."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Politics, Work, People, Problems)

"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."
- Artur Davis
(Related: Politics, Life, People, Forget, Washington, Will)

"Mercury emissions will continue to harm the environment and to endanger the health of children and pregnant women, until this Administration puts public health before politics."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Health, Politics, Women, Children, Environment, Harm, Mercury, Public, Will)

"We are all encouraged that Bush appears, really for the first time in his experience on the stage of presidential politics, relaxed. His comfort is our comfort."
- John Dean
(Related: Experience, Time, Politics, Comfort, First)

"The West Wing seems to be feeding the myth about how presidential politics are."
- William Devane
(Related: Politics, Myth)

"Basically, I have no place in organized politics. By coming to the British Parliament, I've allowed the people to sacrifice me at the top and let go the more effective job I should be doing at the bottom."
- Bernadette Devlin
(Related: Politics, Sacrifice, People, Job, Parliament)

"The Liberals are the flying saucers of politics. No one can make head nor tail of them and they never are seen twice in the same place."
- John G. Diefenbaker
(Related: Politics, Flying, Liberals)

"People meet in bars after work all over the world and talk about the great problems of life and death and the world and politics and they don't take themselves seriously. They can do nothing else except chat about these things in bars after work."
- Whitfield Diffie
(Related: Death, Life, Politics, Work, People, Nothing, Problems, Talk, World)

"We're allowed to have had a private life before politics in which we make mistakes and do things we should not."
- David Dimbleby
(Related: Life, Politics, Mistakes)

"My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Business, Life, Politics, Ideas, Liberalism, Principles)

"Real politics are the possession and distribution of power."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Politics, Power, Possession)

"Finality is not the language of politics."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Politics, Language)

"King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Life, Politics, Success, Nation, Talking)

"In politics nothing is contemptible."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Politics, Nothing)

"There is no gambling like politics."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Politics, Gambling)

"The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Politics, May, Practice)

"There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Politics, Act, Party, Treachery)

"Stop bothering me with your pathetic politics - I'd rather go to the whorehouse."
- Otto Dix
(Related: Politics)

"Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society."
- E. L. Doctorow
(Related: Art, Society, Politics)

"I realize it's probably best to keep my politics to myself."
- Shannen Doherty
(Related: Politics)

"Is there decency left in American politics?"
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Politics, American, Decency)

"I came into American politics and into this political system proud of politics and the way we make decisions."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Politics, American, Decisions)

"I do not understand how anyone can, in good conscience, tell a family whose child is suffering from a life-threatening disease that politics is more important than finding a cure."
- Jim Doyle
(Related: Family, Politics, Life, Conscience, Cure, Disease, Suffering)

"We're also far enough from the publishing power that we have no access to the politics of publishing, although there are interpersonal politics, of course."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Politics, Power, Publishing)

"There are no friends at cards or world politics."
- Finley Peter Dunne
(Related: Politics, Cards, Friends, World)

"Politics is developing more comedians than radio ever did."
- Jimmy Durante
(Related: Politics, Comedians)

"Oh, that all the things my father had told me about how disgusting Washington is are true. And again it's the system - there are lots of nice, well-meaning people there. But it's a sleazy place. And politics is all about doing favors."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Politics, Father, People, Favors, Washington)

"It is not so much that women have a different point of view in politics as that they give a different emphasis. And this is vastly important, for politics is so largely a matter of emphasis."
- Crystal Eastman
(Related: Politics, Women)

"It's a good question, because a movie isn't good or bad based on its politics. It's usually good or bad for other reasons, though you might agree or disagree with its politics."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Politics, Question)

"Well, you know what, I'm 60 years old, and I've been interested in politics since I was on my daddy's knee. During the 1948 election, we were praying for Truman. I know a lot about politics."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Politics, Old, Years)

"It is necessary to take an active part in politics to observe how often the welfare of the party organization is put before the issues, even before the welfare of the commonwealth."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Politics, Party, Welfare)

"In physics, to be in two places at the same time would be a miracle; in politics it seems not merely normal, but natural."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Politics, Time, Physics)

"Economics, politics, and personalities are often inseparable."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Politics, Economics)

"This is indeed not only relevant to Documentary but is evident is most type of film making. The film often mirrors the experience, understanding and politics of the director."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Politics, Experience, Film, Understanding)

"I pretty much ignored politics all through my 20's and 30's... I had other things on my mind... the band, finding a meaningful relationship, getting enough money to eat and pay the rent."
- Mark Edwards
(Related: Money, Politics, Mind, Pretty)

"Politics is a contest among people of diverse backgrounds and philosophies, advocating different solutions to common problems. The system only works when principled, energetic people participate."
- Bob Ehrlich
(Related: Politics, People, Problems)

"We discussed politics, but we also talked about the importance of hard work, personal responsibility, living within your means, keeping your word. Those lessons stay with you throughout your life."
- Bob Ehrlich
(Related: Life, Politics, Work, Hard work, Importance, Living, Responsibility, Word)

"Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Politics, Eternity, Present)

"Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Politics, People, Rights, Profession)

"Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Politics, Profession, Sense)

"When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Work, Politics, Battle, Chance)

"Women have more to prove than men when it comes to politics."
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower
(Related: Men, Politics, Women)

"If it weren't the problem of politics for me, it would be another. And yet, sometimes it's so difficult. And I feel sorry for myself. And then hate myself for this feeling of self-pity."
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower
(Related: Politics, Feeling, Hate, Self)

"I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Politics, Religion, Literature)

"Anybody who doesn't know that politics is crime has got a few screws loose."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Politics, Crime)

"When I was a kid, Eisenhower had been President forever, and all of a sudden, everything in the world was all about Jack Kennedy. I was 12, interested in politics; my father was from Massachusetts, had an accent like Kennedy."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Politics, Father, President, World)

"What is more comforting to the terrorists around the world: the failure to pass the 9/11 legislation because we lacked 'a majority of the majority,' or putting aside partisan politics to enact tough new legislation with America's security foremost in mind?"
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Politics, Failure, America, Legislation, Majority, Mind, Security)

"Mediocrity in politics is not to be despised. Greatness is not needed."
- Hans Magnus Enzensberger
(Related: Politics, Greatness, Mediocrity)

"As a politician who cherishes religious conviction in his personal sphere, but regards politics as a domain belonging outside religion, I believe that this view is seriously flawed."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Politics, Religion, Conviction, Religious)

"The Olympics are coming... and it's a big problem in American politics, because the problem with holding the Olympics this fall is that we're all going to be focused on the Olympics, and it makes that window of opportunity for Gore to win the election that much smaller."
- Susan Estrich
(Related: Politics, Opportunity, American)

"Meanwhile, politics is about getting a candidate in front of the public as a star, politics as rock'n'roll, politics as a movie."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Politics, Public)

"Politics has become entertainment."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Politics, Entertainment)

"And the inner dynamics of Hollywood are like politics. Say you give a script to a group of executives - they all sit around, afraid to voice an opinion, saying nothing, waiting to know what the consensus is. Just like focus groups, opinion polls or a cabinet."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Politics, Focus, Hollywood, Nothing, Opinion, Saying, Voice, Waiting)

"Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations, in politics, perhaps even in business; in science only one thing matters, and that is the facts."
- Hans Eysenck
(Related: Science, Politics, Business, Diplomacy, Facts, Tact)

"I cry, sometimes, because I'm not 20 years younger, and I'm not healthy. But if I were, I would even sacrifice my writing to enter politics."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Politics, Sacrifice, Writing, Years)

"The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Politics, Religion, Idea, Country, Devil, Running)

"I think that politics needs a bit of spicing up."
- Nigel Farage
(Related: Politics, Needs)

"I think especially in a world where you have so little say about what goes on in your life, or in the politics of the world around you, it is wonderful to go into that studio, and tell yourself what to do."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Politics, Life, World)

"I'd like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre, Marx for politics and Freud for psychology: someone after whom nothing is as it used to be."
- Rainer W. Fassbinder
(Related: Politics, Cinema, Nothing, Shakespeare, Theatre)

"If, however, the success of a politician is to be measured by the degree in which he is able personally to influence the course of politics, and attach to himself a school of political thought, then Mr. Mill, in the best meaning of the words, has succeeded."
- Millicent Fawcett
(Related: Success, Politics, Thought, Influence, Meaning, School, Words)

"If American politics are too dirty for women to take part in, there's something wrong with American politics."
- Edna Ferber
(Related: Politics, Women, American, Wrong)

"But look, you did not have to be well versed in politics to know that some stupid things were going on. It is the counsel's job to stop them, and instead the coverup was created."
- Fred F. Fielding
(Related: Politics, Job)

"A purely objective viewpoint does not exist in the cosmos or in politics."
- Howard Fineman
(Related: Politics, Cosmos)

"I feel at some point that the farm state politics will overwhelm the Florida politics."
- Jeff Flake
(Related: Politics, State, Will)

"Politics is my hobby. Smut is my vocation."
- Larry Flynt
(Related: Politics, Vocation)

"We thought the church had withdrawn from interfering in Italian politics... but instead there is a terrible resurgence. These are ugly signs for freedom of expression."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Politics, Thought, Church, Expression, Freedom, Ugly)

"Every artistic expression is either influenced by or adds something to politics."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Politics, Expression)

"I'd just as soon not get into a discussion about Jane and her politics. I'd just as soon stick to what we're here for, the picture."
- Henry Fonda
(Related: Politics)

"Few businessmen are capable of being in politics, they don't understand the democratic process, they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn't a business."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Business, Politics, Being, Democracy, Tolerance)

"In my right-wing politics of the time, I held that unemployment was usually the fault of the unemployed."
- Luke Ford
(Related: Politics, Time, Fault, Right, Unemployment)

"Living gives you a better understanding of life. I would hope that my characters have become deeper and more rounded personalities. Wider travels have given me considerably greater insight into how cultural differences affect not only people, but politics and art."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Art, Politics, Life, People, Hope, Living, Understanding)

"Well, a lot of politics is communicating with people, and obviously comedy has something to do with that. I've been a producer and led people. Also, being a comedian, you're under pressure."
- Al Franken
(Related: Politics, People, Being, Comedy, Pressure)

"The next thing I am doing is moving back home to Minnesota and getting involved in politics. I'm looking at a run for Senate in 2008, but in the meantime I am focused on knitting together the progressive network in the upper Midwest."
- Al Franken
(Related: Home, Politics, Network, Senate)

"Educational institutes can no longer be prizes in church politics or furnish berths for failure in other walks of life."
- E. Franklin Frazier
(Related: Life, Politics, Failure, Church, Prizes)

"In politics, victory is never total."
- Donald Freed
(Related: Politics, Victory)

"Politics is the only field in which the more experience you have, the worse you get."
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: Experience, Politics)

"When we talk about safety and security of the American people, politics falls aside pretty quickly."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Politics, People, American, Pretty, Safety, Security, Talk)

"I think things changed as a result of a certain perception of our politics. When we went through our zealous, self-righteous period it didn't exactly win us any friends."
- Fred Frith
(Related: Politics, Perception, Friends, Result, Self)

"Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Poetry, Politics, Grief)

"To balance China, the democracies will need new friends - and India with its fast-growing economy, youthful population, and democratic politics seems the obvious candidate."
- David Frum
(Related: Politics, Balance, Economy, Friends, Obvious, Population, Will)

"Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Life, Politics, Policy, Heart, Honesty, Honor, Maxim, Public, Sense, Trade)

"The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Politics, End)

"War is the ultimate tool of politics."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Politics, War)

"By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Politics, Will)

"I became active in politics because I saw the possibility, if we all sat back and did nothing, of a world in which there would no longer be any stages for actors to act on."
- Helen Gahagan
(Related: Politics, Possibility, Act, Actors, Nothing, World)

"There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Politics, Right)

"Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Art, Politics)

"Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Politics, Memory, Nothing)

"Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Art, Politics)

"Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Politics, Religion, Nothing)

"Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Politics, Politicians)

"In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Politics, Country)

"I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Politics, Politicians)

"Music is what I must do, business is what I need to do and politics is what I have to do."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Business, Music, Politics)

"It's really very simple, Governor. When people are hungry they die. So spare me your politics and tell me what you need and how you're going to get it to these people."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Politics, People)

"I was really lucky that I came to puberty at a time when music and politics were completely intertwined."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Music, Politics, Time)

"What do you want to be a sailor for? There are greater storms in politics than you will ever find at sea. Piracy, broadsides, blood on the decks. You will find them all in politics."
- David Lloyd George
(Related: Politics, Blood, Sea, Storms, Want, Will)

"A politician is a person with whose politics you don't agree; if you agree with him he's a statesman."
- David Lloyd George
(Related: Politics)

"It seems to be the thing now that young people are getting back into politics."
- Susan George
(Related: Politics, People, Now)

"There's people coming in who've never done any politics at all, who've never been in a trade union, they've never been in a political party, they've never done anything, but they do feel a kind of urgency."
- Susan George
(Related: Politics, People, Party, Trade)

"Well, I think any time you delve into this sort of religion, politics, as you well know, you're going to, you know, touch a few nerves. I wasn't - now - and this is the honest truth."
- Mel Gibson
(Related: Time, Politics, Religion, Truth, Nerves, Now)

"I hate politics, hate deals, and deal-making, hate meeting with attorneys and agents."
- Kathie Lee Gifford
(Related: Politics, Deals, Hate, Meeting)

"People like passion in politics."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Politics, People, Passion)

"Politics swings like a pendulum."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Politics)

"On the other side, I do believe that the rhetoric we are seeing from the Democrats today is unprecedented, is a new low in presidential politics and goes beyond political discourse and amounts to political hate speech."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Politics, Democrats, Hate, Rhetoric, Speech, Today)

"I think Karl Rove saw that in George W. Bush early on and understood the impact that he could have on Texas politics and probably on national politics."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Politics)

"Politics and war are remarkably similar situations."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Politics, War)

"I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Politics, Party, Problems, Republican, Words)

"Right now, we have no possibility of politics because we have a one-party state."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Politics, Possibility, Now, Right, State)

"I don't for the life of me understand how anybody could contemplate the results of the 2000 election in the US and say that electoral politics doesn't matter any more, and that Ralph Nader was right when he said there is no difference between the two parties."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Life, Politics, Difference, Results, Right)

"My position is not that John Kerry is either Jesus Christ or the prophet Mohammad. My position is that John Kerry is the possibility of restarting politics."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Politics, Possibility, Christ)

"I first came to think about media and politics in the late 1960s, having observed some distortions up close, but since then I wouldn't say that my personal experience has remained an important motive for my writing about media."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Experience, Politics, First, Media, Motive, Writing)

"And it turns out that tribes, not money, not factories, that can change our world, that can change politics, that can align large numbers of people. Not because you force them to do something against their will. But because they wanted to connect."
- Seth Godin
(Related: Change, Money, Politics, People, Force, Numbers, Will, World)

"There is no hope even that woman, with her right to vote, will ever purify politics."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Politics, Hope, Right, Vote, Will, Woman)

"Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Business, Politics, World)

"If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Government, Politics, Women, Drinking)

"As I've gotten older, I've gotten more liberal, and my father is increasingly conservative. It's so shocking to me because I always thought we had the same politics. The day I realized we voted for different presidents, I practically fell out of my chair."
- Lauren Graham
(Related: Politics, Father, Thought, Conservative, Day, Liberal)

"What's going on in the Senate is kind of a politics of escalation. We're getting sort of like the Mideast: pay back everybody when you're in charge."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Politics, Senate)

"The politics of judges is getting to be red hot."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Politics, Judges)

"I have the most reliable friend you can have in American politics, and that is ready money."
- Phil Gramm
(Related: Money, Politics, Friend, American)

"I'm not really involved with politics... I'm living in my cocoon with my classical music around."
- Eva Green
(Related: Music, Politics, Living)

"They politics like ours profess, the greater prey upon the less."
- Matthew Green
(Related: Politics)

"More things in politics happen by accident or exhaustion than happen by conspiracy."
- Jeff Greenfield
(Related: Politics, Accident, Exhaustion)

"Ninety percent of politics is deciding whom to blame."
- Meg Greenfield
(Related: Politics, Blame)

"Still I was concerned that politics would get between us and our POWs."
- Bo Gritz
(Related: Politics)

"We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy."
- Martin L. Gross
(Related: Politics, Philosophy, World)

"There are no generalizations in American politics that vested selfishness cannot cut through."
- John Gunther
(Related: Politics, American, Selfishness)

"I was totally absorbed in the real world, the politics, the history, the news, and I just couldn't find my way into the fictional world... When I finally could return to writing the novel, it was in fits and starts."
- David Guterson
(Related: History, Politics, News, World, Writing)

"Politics is applied biology."
- Ernst Haeckel
(Related: Politics)

"The introduction of religious passion into politics is the end of honest politics, and the introduction of politics into religion is the prostitution of true religion."
- Lord Hailsham
(Related: Politics, Religion, End, Passion, Prostitution, Religious)

"In a confrontation with the politics of power, the soft center has always melted away."
- Lord Hailsham
(Related: Politics, Power)

"What my job is, is to get on with getting the process of democratic politics, back on the road, entrenching the peace settlement, and I ask you to judge me on my record."
- Peter Hain
(Related: Peace, Politics, Job, Road)

"I'm going to be looking forward, asked to be judged on my record, not taken back as has been the - in a sense, the tendency throughout politics in Northern Ireland, is to always look back, always look at what was said a long time ago, instead of looking forward."
- Peter Hain
(Related: Politics, Time, Ireland, Sense)

"Until politics are a branch of science we shall do well to regard political and social reforms as experiments rather than short-cuts to the millennium."
- John B. S. Haldane
(Related: Politics, Science)

"I have absolutely zero interest in politics."
- Jerry Hall
(Related: Politics, Interest)

"In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Politics, Religion, Fire, Persecution)

"Protecting Americans from nuclear terrorism rises above politics."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Politics, Americans, Terrorism)

"When you're talking with a person at this level of the government, at the very highest level, I think you have to be very discreet because he, President Clinton, is very aware that anything he says publicly can have a profound impact on American politics and on world politics."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Politics, Government, American, President, Talking, World)

"My politics are of a practical kind - the integrity of the country, the supremacy of the Federal government, an honorable peace, or none at all."
- Winfield Scott Hancock
(Related: Politics, Government, Peace, Country, Integrity)

"One thing I like about boxing is that I will not have to deal with the same kind of politics that I had to in skating. In boxing, it is not about your appearance, or how your costume looks, what color it is, or how much it costs."
- Tonya Harding
(Related: Politics, Appearance, Boxing, Will)

"We're in such a volatile climate right now politically. I think they didn't want Assassins to not succeed due to popular opinion and politics, versus on its own merits. I can respect that."
- Neil Patrick Harris
(Related: Politics, Climate, Now, Opinion, Popular, Respect, Right, Succeed, Want)

"I love the ACLU and I'm concerned now, especially when it comes to our rights, with current politics and the religious community and the Conservative majority or minority - I don't know who they are."
- Debbie Harry
(Related: Love, Politics, Community, Conservative, Rights, Majority, Minority, Now, Religious)

"In politics, being ridiculous is more damaging than being extreme."
- Roy Hattersley
(Related: Politics, Being, Extreme)

"Giving votes in exchange for ideological support. To wit: identity politics for homosexuals."
- Harry Hay
(Related: Politics, Giving, Identity, Support)

"I'm not ready to give you a clear answer on whether electoral politics holds any particular hope for progressives. It would mean that nothing I did ever mattered."
- Tom Hayden
(Related: Politics, Hope, Nothing)

"It is the desire of the good people of the whole country that sectionalism as a factor in our politics should disappear...'"
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Politics, People, Country, Desire)

"Sports and politics don't mix."
- Eric Heiden
(Related: Politics, Sports)

"If you want to be loved by everyone, don't go into politics."
- Teresa Heinz
(Related: Politics, Want)

"I worked in the media from the late 30's through the early 70's. Politics in general became more liberal both nationally and within the state as the years passed."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Politics, Liberal, Media, State, Years)

"In almost every country there are elements of opinion which would welcome such a conclusion because they wish to return to the politics of the balance of power, unrestricted and unregulated armaments, international anarchy, and preparation for war."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Politics, War, Power, Anarchy, Balance, Country, Opinion, Preparation)

"On the contrary, the characteristic element of the present situation is that economic questions have finally and irrevocably invaded the domain of public life and politics."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Life, Politics, Present, Public, Questions)

"I have a certain pool of subject matter that I like to write about, things that interest me: politics, religion, ecology, and relationships between men and women. And that's usually what I focus on."
- Don Henley
(Related: Men, Politics, Religion, Women, Ecology, Focus, Interest, Relationships)

"This is not the time for partisan bickering. This is not the time for politics as usual. Some of us are Democrats. Some of us are Republicans. Some of us are Independents. Above all, we must be Oklahomans first."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Politics, Time, Democrats, First, Republicans)

"There is too much at stake for us to surrender to the politics of polarization."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Politics, Surrender)

"History is the key to everything: politics, religion, even fashion."
- Eva Herzigova
(Related: History, Politics, Religion, Fashion, Key)

"We're seeing quite a lot of people who really would like a return to class-based politics."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Politics, People, Class)

"I think he was absolutely right not to go to UN last week... First things first - that is, values and people here in their local communities, and remembering all politics is local, and trusting people more."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Politics, People, Values, First, Right)

"I never wanted to separate from either wife. It was accumulated stress. We had virtually no time to ourselves. After politics we were both working very hard to establish new careers."
- John Hewson
(Related: Politics, Time, Wife, Careers, Stress)

"What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those?"
- Gilbert Highet
(Related: Politics, Promise, Public, Support, Vote)

"When I entered politics, I took the only downward turn you could take from journalism."
- Jim Hightower
(Related: Politics, Journalism)

"Politics isn't about left versus right; it's about top versus bottom."
- Jim Hightower
(Related: Politics, Right)

"Politics is the science of who gets what, when, and why."
- Sidney Hillman
(Related: Politics, Science)

"No. I probably do better not being in politics. They have too much control over you when you are in politics."
- Evander Holyfield
(Related: Politics, Control, Being)

"When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor; when we have a construction job to do, we want an uncommon engineer, and when we are at war, we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Politics, War, Job, Man, Want)

"Politics is about winning. If you don't win, you don't get to put your principles into practice. Therefore, find a way to win, or sit the battle out."
- David Horowitz
(Related: Politics, Winning, Battle, Practice, Principles)

"The modern form of things had begun to appeal to me, also (as material for satire) politics, and the lives of the great and little, high up in the social scale."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: Politics)

"In the past 20 years and more since China embarked on the road of reform and opening up, we have moved steadfastly to promote political restructuring and vigorously build democratic politics under socialism."
- Jinato Hu
(Related: Politics, Past, Reform, Road, Socialism, Years)

"It's like being at the kids' table at Thanksgiving - you can put your elbows on it, you don't have to talk politics... no matter how old I get, there's always a part of me that's sitting there."
- John Hughes
(Related: Politics, Being, Kids, Old, Talk, Thanksgiving)

"Without the Empire we should be tossed like a cork in the cross current of world politics. It is at once our sword and our shield."
- William Morris Hughes
(Related: Politics, World)

"I learnt more about politics during one South Dakota dust storm than in seven years at the university."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Politics, University, Years)

"Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take a position independent of the president of his administration simply has no knowledge of politics or government. You are his choice in a political marriage, and he expects your absolute loyalty."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Politics, Government, Marriage, Knowledge, Choice, Loyalty, President, Vice)

"To err is human. To blame someone else is politics."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Politics, Blame)

"We believe that to err is human. To blame it on someone else is politics."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Politics, Blame)

"I think the American people have been surprised by the enthusiasm with which the Iraqis have taken to elections and politics."
- Duncan Hunter
(Related: Politics, People, Enthusiasm, American, Elections)

"Politics is a lot of serendipity. You're in the right place and the right time and you've got the right message, and it either connects for you or, or it doesn't."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Politics, Time, Right)

"People are very interested in politics, they just don't like it labelled politics."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Politics, People)

"Politics is when you say you are going to do one thing while intending to do another. Then you do neither what you said nor what you intended."
- Saddam Hussein
(Related: Politics)

"The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Politics, War, Fact, Murder, Quarrels, Victims)

"There is no sea more dangerous than the ocean of practical politics none in which there is more need of good pilotage and of a single, unfaltering purpose when the waves rise high."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Politics, Purpose, Ocean, Sea)

"Hope springs eternal, even in politics."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: Politics, Hope)

"Yeah, exactly, you can talk about politics in music, you can talk about something else, but that's always going to change, and love is never going to change."
- Enrique Iglesias
(Related: Change, Love, Politics, Music, Talk)

"I felt slightly superior to student politics, for instance. I had no reason to think this, but I thought of myself as slightly more seasoned. I became quite cynical talking to my student friends."
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Politics, Thought, Friends, Reason, Talking)

"It's very simple. If the American people care about a lot of things including corruption in government, then, in fact, if you use the power to appoint in order to do political business, to clear fields, to save your party money and so on, if it's not a crime - and I believe it is - it certainly is business as usual, politics of corruption."
- Darrell Issa
(Related: Business, Money, Politics, Power, Government, People, American, Care, Corruption, Crime, Fact, Order, Party)

"Good thing we've still got politics in Texas - finest form of free entertainment ever invented."
- Molly Ivins
(Related: Politics, Entertainment)

"You can't ignore politics, no matter how much you'd like to."
- Molly Ivins
(Related: Politics)

"The best politics is no politics."
- Henry M. Jackson
(Related: Politics)

"In politics, an organized minority is a political majority."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Politics, Majority, Minority)

"Politics is not perfect but it's the best available nonviolent means of changing how we live."
- Maynard Jackson
(Related: Politics)

"If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act."
- Robert Jackson
(Related: Politics, Religion, Act, Force, Nationalism, Opinion, Word)

"I'm not talking ideas, or even presentation. It's like in politics: You have to sell something to become an electric player - like your skin or your heart."
- Keith Jarrett
(Related: Heart, Ideas, Skin, Talking)

"Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone I love not to mix with it."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Love, Politics)

"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Politics, Religion, Friend, Cause, Difference, Opinion, Philosophy)

"Religion has to stay in the heart, not in politics. It is private."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Religion, Politics, Heart)

"The great disadvantage of our present electoral system is that it freezes the pattern of politics, and holds together the incompatible because everyone assumes that if a party splits it will be electorally slaughtered."
- Roy Jenkins
(Related: Politics, Party, Present, Will)

"A couple of weeks is a long time in American politics."
- Peter Jennings
(Related: Politics, Time, American)

"When you look at our world, the truth is that we're all under the influence of politics."
- Roland Joffe
(Related: Politics, Truth, Influence, World)

"Even if we don't know it or aren't aware of it, politics and philosophy are really what make our up lives."
- Roland Joffe
(Related: Politics, Philosophy)

"Politics is the chloroform of the Irish people, or rather the hashish."
- Oliver St. John
(Related: Politics, People, Irish)

"My friend told me later he got the chicken pox. I told him I caught politics and never got over it."
- Jack Johnson
(Related: Politics, Friend)

"One lesson you better learn if you want to be in politics is that you never go out on a golf course and beat the President."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Politics, Golf, President, Want)

"What we won when all of our people united must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics. Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as president."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Politics, People, Distrust, Party, President, Selfishness, Suspicion, United, Will)

"I seldom think of politics more than eighteen hours a day."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Politics, Day)

"You can't be in politics unless you can walk in a room and know in a minute who's for you and who's against you."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Politics)

"A baby changes your dinner party conversation from politics to poops."
- Maurice Johnstone
(Related: Politics, Baby, Conversation, Party)

"Mr. Vice President, the most fiscally conservative thing this government has ever done, is to invest massively in the green part of the recovery. Because those green dollars are the hardest working dollars in the history of American politics. That same dollar that is being used to cut energy bills, is also cutting global warming gas emissions, is also cutting unemployment, is also cutting poverty, through retrofits it's also raising the value of homes, is also by cleaning the air, cutting asthma rates."
- Van Jones
(Related: Government, History, Politics, American, Being, Conservative, Energy, Global warming, Poverty, President, Unemployment, Value, V)

"There is a holy, mistaken zeal in politics, as well as in religion. By persuading others, we convince ourselves."
- Junius
(Related: Politics, Religion, Zeal)

"We, to some degree, are like what we are because we inherited certain things from the Greeks and the Romans. One of them that's so striking is the whole area of politics."
- Donald Kagan
(Related: Politics)

"This match is about sport and I separate that completely from politics."
- Oliver Kahn
(Related: Politics)

"Architecture is politics."
- Mitchell Kapor
(Related: Architecture, Politics)

"I think to be in politics you have to have the taste for blood on that."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Politics, Blood, Taste)

"Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Politics, Football)

"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."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Women, Politics, Politicians, Talk, Want)

"There can only be democracy when money is not allowed to be spent in Politics."
- Imran Khan
(Related: Money, Politics, Democracy)

"In Pakistan politics is hereditary."
- Imran Khan
(Related: Politics)

"But I don't need to use politics as a way of making money."
- Imran Khan
(Related: Money, Politics)

"University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Politics, University)

"I'm not a politician and don't want any part of politics."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Politics, Want)

"Politics hates a vacuum. If it isn't filled with hope, someone will fill it with fear."
- Naomi Klein
(Related: Politics, Fear, Hope, Will)

"Statesmanship is harder than politics. Politics is the art of getting along with people, whereas statesmanship is the art of getting along with politicians."
- Fletcher Knebel
(Related: Art, Politics, People, Politicians, Statesmanship)

"Politics is there the way men and women are there, the way the Atlantic Ocean is there. Sometimes I've written about politics specifically, I mean about politics as it's understood on television and in newspapers."
- Kenneth Koch
(Related: Men, Politics, Women, Newspapers, Ocean, Television)

"Politics can be relatively fair in the breathing spaces of history; at its critical turning points there is no other rule possible than the old one, that the end justifies the means."
- Arthur Koestler
(Related: Politics, History, End, Old)

"I try not to spend too much time on partisan politics. Life's too short for that. I don't really believe that there have been many human problems solved by politics."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Politics, Time, Life, Problems)

"The game has a cleanness. If you do a good job, the numbers say so. You don't have to ask anyone or play politics. You don't have to wait for the reviews."
- Sandy Koufax
(Related: Politics, Job, Numbers, Play)

"Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians."
- Charles Krauthammer
(Related: Politics, Trust, Character, America, American, Assassination, Country, Politicians, Years)

"Abortion politics have distracted all sides from what is really essential: a major aid campaign to improve midwifery, prenatal care and emergency obstetric services in poor countries."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Politics, Abortion, Care, Countries, Poor)

"In politics almost all of us are nerds, so that's just a given... but we're cool nerds."
- Jonathan Krohn
(Related: Politics)

"We're in an illusion about what our role is in world politics and foreign affairs, and our policies are killing and destroying and doing a lot of things that we are not aware of."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Politics, Illusion, Killing, World)

"I was surprised by the response of young people because there is a perception that those younger than the 1988 generation are not interested in politics."
- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
(Related: Politics, People, Perception)

"It is easier for women to succeed in business, the arts, and politics in America than in Europe."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Politics, Women, Business, America, Europe, Succeed)

"Politics, like theater, is one of those things where you've got to be wise enough to know when to leave."
- Richard Lamm
(Related: Politics, Theater)

"In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Politics, Truth, Argument, Falsehood)

"Of what does politics consist except the making of imperfect decisions, many of them unjust and quite a few of them deadly?"
- Lewis H. Lapham
(Related: Politics, Decisions)

"Adherents of the new religious right reject the separation of politics and religion, but they bring no spiritual insights to politics."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Politics, Religion, Religious, Right, Separation, Spiritual)

"The proper reply to right wing religiosity is not to insist that politics and religion don't mix. This is the stock response of the left."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Politics, Religion, Right)

"Because politics rests on an irreducible measure of coercion, it can never become a perfect realm of perfect love and justice."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Love, Politics, Justice, Measure)

"The hope of a new politics does not lie in formulating a left-wing reply to the right-it lies in rejecting conventional political categories."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Politics, Lie, Hope, Lies, Right)

"For us, sons of France, political sentiment is a passion; while, for the Englishmen, politics are a question of business."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: Business, Politics, France, Passion, Question, Sentiment, Sons)

"One thing I have learned in my time in politics is that if one of the parties is shameless, the other party cannot afford to be spineless."
- Frank Lautenberg
(Related: Politics, Time, Party)

"In politics, familiarity doesn't breed contempt. It breeds votes."
- Paul Lazarsfeld
(Related: Politics, Contempt, Familiarity)

"It's called political economy because it is has nothing to do with either politics or economy."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Politics, Economy, Nothing)

"To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Politics, Conviction, Devotion, Spiritual)

"There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Politics, May, Morals)

"Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Politics)

"Politics is just show business for ugly people."
- Jay Leno
(Related: Business, Politics, People, Ugly)

"The politics of surprise leads through the Gates of Astonishment into the Kingdom of Hope."
- Max Lerner
(Related: Politics, Hope)

"The more film I watch, the more John Ford looks like a giant. His politics aren't so good, and you have to learn to accept John Wayne as an actor, but he's a poet in black and white."
- Jonathan Lethem
(Related: Politics, Actor, Film)

"I deliberately did not read anything about the Vietnam War because I felt the politics of the war eclipsed what happened to the veterans. The politics were irrelevant to what this memorial was."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Politics, War, Veterans, Vietnam)

"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."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Politics, Compromise, Interest, Losing, Pretty)

"Globalisation has made us more vulnerable. It creates a world without borders, and makes us painfully aware of the limitations of our present instruments, and of politics, to meet its challenges."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Politics, Limitations, Present, World)

"I've always been most interested in the politics of everyday life: your relation to whatever you're doing, or what your ambitions are, where you live, where you find yourself in the social hierarchy."
- Richard Linklater
(Related: Politics)

"Alan was always interested in politics in a major way. He actually believes that anarchy is a politically viable system, but I don't. I was always interested in putting forward the ideas that represented my viewpoint. I feel the same about anything I'm doing."
- David Lloyd
(Related: Politics, Ideas, Anarchy)

"I do not believe in sex distinction in literature, law, politics, or trade - or that modesty and virtue are more becoming to women than to men, but wish we had more of it everywhere."
- Belva Lockwood
(Related: Women, Politics, Sex, Virtue, Law, Literature, Modesty, Trade)

"I don't find music being less important than, like, politics."
- Kurt Loder
(Related: Music, Politics, Being)

"We would not have our politics distracted and embittered by the dissensions of other lands."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Politics)

"What's gratifying about West Wing is that everybody told us that it couldn't be done - that the man or woman on the street didn't care about politics. But if you set things up correctly, people don't have a problem with it."
- Rob Lowe
(Related: Politics, People, Care, Man, Woman)

"Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Politics, Compromise, Party, Poor, Statesmanship)

"Because liberalism typically doesn't sell in American presidential politics, liberal candidates tend to run as culturally conservative centrists."
- Rich Lowry
(Related: Politics, American, Conservative, Liberal, Liberalism)

"In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Men, Politics, Women, Letters, Vote)

"The challenge in working in politics, particularly if you're working for a political party, is that everyone's a messenger."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Politics, Challenge, Party)

"What matters most in politics is personality. It's not issues; it's not image. It's who you are and what you represent."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Politics, Personality)

"I've done reasonably well over the last 10 years because I took the strategy of language and politics and applied it to the corporate world, which has never been done before."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Politics, Strategy, Corporate, Language, World, Years)

"Politics is gut; commercials are gut."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Politics)

"Politicians... talk in generalities and lies, and I think they've caused all our grief. They're so awful, they're really funny. I hate thinking this because my dad loved politics."
- Paul Lynde
(Related: Dad, Politics, Funny, Grief, Hate, Lies, Politicians, Talk, Thinking)

"I don't like to talk about things where you're going to gt one side or the other unhappy. My music has no politics."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Music, Politics, Talk)

"It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen."
- George MacDonald
(Related: Men, Nature, Politics, Want)

"Politics have no relation to morals."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Politics, Morals)

"I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance."
- Harold MacMillan
(Related: Experience, Politics, Criticism, Ignorance)

"I've never worked in politics, never been a member of an official committee or a political party."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Politics, Committee, Party)

"Of course there are regrets. I shall regret always that I found my own authentic voice in politics. I was too conservative, too conventional. Too safe, too often. Too defensive. Too reactive. Later, too often on the back foot."
- John Major
(Related: Politics, Conservative, Regret, Voice)

"The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare."
- John Major
(Related: Politics, First, Intellect, Patience, Will)

"A Christian high school is just like any other high school in the sense of the politics and all of these levels of who's cool and what to wear."
- Jena Malone
(Related: Politics, Christian, School, Sense)

"In addition to the decline in competition, American politics today is characterized by a growing ideological polarization between the two major political parties."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Politics, American, Competition, Today)

"Everything is politics."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Politics)

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Art, Politics, Remedies, Trouble, Wrong)

"Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Marriage, Politics)

"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
(Related: Politics, Being, Coach, Dumb, Football)

"In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: Politics, Military)

"I was in the room with, you know, more than a dozen Republicans trying to negotiate the stimulus. Most of them decided the politics of the situation meant they should walk away, even if it wasn't responsible in terms of what our country needed right then."
- Claire McCaskill
(Related: Politics, Country, Republicans, Right, Trying)

"Things happen in American politics in the political center. If the President will meet us in the center, there are things we can accomplish."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Politics, American, President, Will)

"Politics is the enemy of the imagination."
- Ian Mcewan
(Related: Imagination, Politics, Enemy)

"Politics, in a sense, has always been a con game."
- Joe McGinniss
(Related: Politics, Sense)

"Politics is an act of faith; you have to show some kind of confidence in the intellectual and moral capacity of the public."
- George McGovern
(Related: Politics, Faith, Act, Confidence, Public)

"Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Politics, Will)

"I don't want to be a politician. I don't like politics. It's petty; it fights dirty."
- John Mellencamp
(Related: Politics, Want)

"These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness."
- Anthony de Mello
(Related: Politics, Religion, Work, Progress, Wealth, Awareness, Compassion, Learning, Silence, Will, Worship)

"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
(Related: Politics)

"History is more interesting than politics."
- Lennart Meri
(Related: History, Politics)

"On the one hand, the financial projection is on the agenda - we will see if this problem can be resolved or not. I think it is a right idea to stage a special summit, which would deal with the question of priorities of European politics."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Politics, Idea, Financial, Priorities, Question, Right, Will)

"That is why everyone in politics, and we do it, must make sure that they do not depend on one single interest group. A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Politics, Compromise, Interest)

"Thus, the focus on this main political goal must become more visible in EU politics and to achieve this, we need a political impulse. It must be clear what the priorities on the agenda are."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Politics, Goal, Focus, Priorities)

"Whoever decides to dedicate their life to politics knows that earning money isn't the top priority."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Life, Money, Politics)

"I have no political aspirations, although a lot of people believe that politics and acting go hand in hand."
- Rita Mero
(Related: Politics, People, Acting, Aspirations)

"If the planters carry politics into the fields they will find it bad business."
- Charles E. Merrill
(Related: Business, Politics, Will)

"If he wants their labor, let them go to work, without regard to politics."
- Charles E. Merrill
(Related: Politics, Work, Labor)

"Do we want an Attorney General who will play politics with the law, play politics with the court and just play politics with international conventions designed to protect our troops? I do not want to play that kind of politics. I am going to vote against Alberto Gonzales."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: Politics, Court, Law, Play, Troops, Vote, Want, Will)

"Let the message go out - a new generation has taken charge of Labour which is optimistic about our country, optimistic about our world, optimistic about the power of politics. We are optimistic and together we will change Britain."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: Change, Power, Politics, Country, Will, World)

"The new generation of Labour is different. Different attitudes, different ideas, different ways of doing politics."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: Politics, Ideas)

"Freedom and opportunity are precious gifts and the purpose of our politics is to expand them, for all our people."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: Politics, People, Opportunity, Purpose, Freedom, Gifts)

"I never played politics, I was never a party girl, and I never slept with any of the producers."
- Ann Miller
(Related: Politics, Party)

"Without alienation, there can be no politics."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Politics, Alienation)

"Motivated more by partisan politics than by national security, today's Democratic leaders see America as an occupier, not a liberator. And nothing makes this Marine madder than someone calling American troops occupiers rather than liberators."
- Zell Miller
(Related: Politics, America, American, Leaders, National security, Nothing, Today, Troops)

"Politics is repetition. It is not change. Change is something beyond what we call politics. Change is the essence politics is supposed to be the means to bring into being."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Change, Politics, Being, Repetition)

"We are naive and moralistic women. We are human beings who find politics a blight upon the human condition. And do not know how one copes with it except through politics."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Politics, Women)

"I was supposed to be women's lib, and now I'd exceeded it and gone over into international politics."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Politics, Women, Now)

"Let's be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus which is the business of politics. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus."
- Timothy R. Minnich
(Related: Business, History, Science, Work, Politics, Nothing, Results, Scientists)

"All they expected me to do was rip and read the wire 'leads,' without doing any original reporting. It was pretty basic, but gave me a taste of how to combine my love of politics and broadcasting."
- Andrea Mitchell
(Related: Love, Politics, Pretty, Taste)

"Although he's regularly asked to do so, God does not take sides in American politics."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Politics, God, American)

"I got a job with a law firm in Portland after a couple of years with Senator Muskie. But by then, my interest in politics had been sparked, through meeting Senator Muskie, through seeing what he did."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Politics, Interest, Job, Law, Meeting, Years)

"Modern politics today requires a mastery of television. I've never really warmed up to television and, in fairness to television, it's never warmed up to me."
- Walter F. Mondale
(Related: Politics, Television, Today)

"Politics is too partisan, and sometimes patriotism is cast aside. Patriotism is honor and love of your country and your brothers and sisters. With politics I get the impression that it's all about what's good for the party and not necessarily what's good for the country."
- Ricardo Montalban
(Related: Love, Patriotism, Politics, Impression, Brothers, Country, Honor, Party, Sisters)

"Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war."
- Maria Montessori
(Related: Peace, Politics, War, Work, Education)

"Politics is a field where the choice lies constantly between two blunders."
- John Morley
(Related: Politics, Choice, Lies)

"In politics the choice is constantly between two evils."
- John Morley
(Related: Politics, Choice)

"'Yes' is a far more potent word than 'no' in American politics. By adopting the positions which animate the political agenda for the other side, one can disarm them and leave them sputtering with nothing to say."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Politics, American, Nothing, Word)

"Spontaneous combustion of grassroots politics is the future."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Politics, Future)

"These days politics, religion, media seem to get all mixed up. Television became the new religion a long time back and the media has taken over."
- Van Morrison
(Related: Religion, Time, Politics, Media, Television)

"Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: Politics, Ideas, Idealism)

"The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself."
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan
(Related: Change, Politics, Success, Society, Truth, Conservative, Culture, Liberal)

"In politics, madame, you need two things: friends, but above all an enemy."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Politics, Enemy, Friends)

"My belief is the majority of people in politics are just interested in pursuing this career in politics, and doing what's necessary to get themselves re-elected. And if that happens to coincide with the public good, great. But if it doesn't, the public good loses out."
- Dick Murphy
(Related: Politics, People, Belief, Career, Majority, Public)

"I don't think that politics attracts the best and the brightest of America. It doesn't attract the most sincere people."
- Dick Murphy
(Related: Politics, People, America)

"Sometimes things just click. The one contribution I tried to do, was shield the staff from the corporate politics that occur on any show. But yes, we all got along very well."
- Joe Murray
(Related: Politics, Corporate)

"I am not at all a politician. I don't think I'm cut out for politics. I am certainly not going to stand for election."
- Pervez Musharraf
(Related: Politics)

"Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Politics, Will)

"Politics is the diversion of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men."
- George Jean Nathan
(Related: Men, Politics, Eyes, Succeed)

"Crime does not pay as well as politics."
- Alfred Newman
(Related: Politics, Crime)

"Politics are beautiful. They enable a community to live collectively with one another. It's not about stabbing each other in the back; it's about enabling people to reach their dreams and pursue happiness."
- Ben Nicholson
(Related: Dreams, Happiness, Politics, People, Community)

"Satire is fascinating stuff. It's deadly serious, and when politics begin to break down, there is a drift towards satire, because it's the only thing that makes any sense."
- Ben Nicholson
(Related: Politics, Satire, Sense)

"Nobody understood better than Mr. Lincoln the obvious truth that in politics it does not suffice merely to nominate candidates. Something must also be done to elect them."
- John George Nicolay
(Related: Politics, Truth, Obvious)

"Activity in politics also produces eager competition and sharp rivalry."
- John George Nicolay
(Related: Politics, Competition, Rivalry)

"In the early West, law and politics were parallel roads to usefulness as well as distinction."
- John George Nicolay
(Related: Politics, Law, Usefulness)

"The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
(Related: Politics, Duty, Justice, World)

"Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Politics)

"Politics would be a helluva good business if it weren't for the goddamned people."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Business, Politics, People)

"I reject the cynical view that politics is a dirty business."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Business, Politics)

"I played by the rules of politics as I found them."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Politics, Rules)

"Most politicians - those people who live, eat and breathe politics - like to sit around and talk about politics and tell political war stories. Reagan didn't do that. His war stories were movie war stories and Hollywood war stories. He loved that."
- Lyn Nofziger
(Related: Politics, War, People, Hollywood, Politicians, Talk)

"Beware the politically obsessed. They are often bright and interesting, but they have something missing in their natures; there is a hole, an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up. It leaves them somehow misshapen."
- Peggy Noonan
(Related: Politics)

"Sincerity and competence is a strong combination. In politics, it is everything."
- Peggy Noonan
(Related: Politics, Competence, Sincerity)

"The 2008 election settled nothing, not even for a while. Our national politics are reflecting what appears to be going on geologically, on the bottom of the oceans and beneath the crust of the Earth: the tectonic plates are moving."
- Peggy Noonan
(Related: Politics, Nothing, Oceans)

"Clinton and Obama practice this politics known quaintly as the Richard Speck strategy: if you cannot take on everyone in the room at once, take them out of the room one at a time."
- Grover Norquist
(Related: Politics, Time, Practice)

"Howard Dean is not the first politician to distort facts in his own interests. But many activists in the party he now leads are puzzled over what he thinks he is accomplishing politically. Is it good politics to contend that Iraq was better off under Saddam Hussein than even a flawed Islamic republic?"
- Robert Novak
(Related: Politics, Facts, First, Iraq, Now, Party)

"I met my wife Anne who was a sociology student, and her influence together with activities associated with the student movement of the time opened up my interests amongst other things into the theatre, art, music, politics and philosophy."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Politics, Time, Art, Music, Wife, Influence, Philosophy, Theatre)

"There is probably a perverse pride in my administration... that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who's occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Politics, Success, Policy, Marketing, Office, Opinion, Pride, Public, Public opinion, Right)

"In the end, that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?"
- Barack Obama
(Related: Politics, Hope, Cynicism, End)

"Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we're hardwired not to always think clearly when we're scared."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Politics, Science, Time, Winning, Argument, Day, Facts, Now, Reason, Right)

"Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we're hardwired not to always think clearly when we're scared. And the country's scared."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Politics, Science, Time, Winning, Argument, Country, Day, Facts, Now, Reason, Right)

"Human nature doesn't include all human beings. There are human beings who are indifferent to politics, religion, virtually anything."
- Conor Cruise O'Brien
(Related: Nature, Politics, Religion, Human nature)

"The presidents I served under don't have anything to do with my politics."
- William Odom
(Related: Politics)

"Politics is the art of the possible; creativity is the art of the impossible."
- Ben Okri
(Related: Art, Politics, Creativity)

"I've always looked upon politics as a very boring thing. Politics never interested me as much as the people involved in it."
- Pat Oliphant
(Related: Politics, People)

"Apparently God takes reception of Holy Communion seriously. Apparently some things are more sacred than politics. Apparently it's all or nothing when it comes to being Catholic."
- Carl Olson
(Related: God, Politics, Being, Nothing)

"All politics is local."
- Thomas P. O'Neill
(Related: Politics)

"Music shouldn't be based around money or politics. Music should be a bunch of people that really do great songs together doing them together for the pursuit of having a good time."
- Jerry Only
(Related: Money, Music, Time, Politics, People, Pursuit, Songs)

"Politics are for foreigners with their endless wrongs and paltry rights. Politics are a lousy way to get things done. Politics are, like God's infinite mercy, a last resort."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Politics, God, Foreigners, Rights, Infinite, Mercy, Wrongs)

"Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Politics, Failure, Hope, Ideology, Journalism, Joy)

"If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics - a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage - surely that proves that you are in the right?"
- George Orwell
(Related: Politics, Right)

"In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia."
- George Orwell
(Related: Age, Politics, Folly, Hatred, Lies)

"The gun is not out of Irish politics."
- Ian Paisley
(Related: Politics, Irish)

"In politics there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers, and then there are those like John McCain who use their careers to promote change."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Change, Politics, Careers)

"The lesson of the last year is this: foreign policy can't be managed through the politics of personality, and our President would do well to take note of an observation John F. Kennedy made once he was in office - that all of the world's problems aren't his predecessor's fault."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Politics, Policy, Fault, Foreign policy, Observation, Office, Personality, President, Problems, World)

"Politics isn't just a game of clashing parties and competing interests. The right reason is to challenge the status quo, to serve the common good, and to leave this nation better than we found it."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Politics, Challenge, Nation, Reason, Right)

"The argument of the broken window pane is the most valuable argument in modern politics."
- Emmeline Pankhurst
(Related: Politics, Argument)

"Politics is the science of urgencies."
- Theodore Parker
(Related: Politics, Science)

"Men enter local politics solely as a result of being unhappily married."
- C. Northcote Parkinson
(Related: Men, Politics, Being, Result)

"In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want."
- C. Northcote Parkinson
(Related: Politics, People, Want)

"We have drained common sense out of our politics. The more we focus on tactics and games, the more good people check out and give up."
- Deval Patrick
(Related: Politics, People, Common sense, Focus, Games)

"So, what I say to people is that politics has got to be about principle and values above all. Of course, there are times when you have to make accommodations."
- Chris Patten
(Related: Politics, People, Values)

"I suppose I've always carried what is regarded as a bit of unnecessary baggage in Britain. I've always carried the charge that I am an intellectual in politics."
- Chris Patten
(Related: Politics)

"I think that if politics is just about getting your backside on important seats, then it's a pretty worthless endeavor."
- Chris Patten
(Related: Politics, Pretty)

"Green politics at its worst amounts to a sort of Zen fascism; less extreme, it denounces growth and seeks to stop the world so that we can all get off."
- Chris Patten
(Related: Politics, Growth, Extreme, Fascism, World, Zen)

"I think that what most surprises anybody who goes into politics from even a modestly cerebral background is the vulgarity of much of the cut and thrust of politics."
- Chris Patten
(Related: Politics, Surprises, Vulgarity)

"Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Politics, Society, America, Example, Radical, Responsibility, World)

"Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Politics)

"There seem to me to be very few facts, at least ascertainable facts, in politics."
- Robert Peel
(Related: Politics, Facts)

"In politics, you must let the other person have your way."
- Claiborne Pell
(Related: Politics)

"Let's just do what is right for the American people. And those of us who are involved in politics and government know that our responsibility is to the American people, that we have a responsibility to find our common ground, to seek it and to find it."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Government, Politics, People, American, Responsibility, Right)

"I call it people-to-people politics and that's what politics should be about, reaching out and helping one another and touching one another about what we're going to do."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Politics, People)

"Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."
- Pericles
(Related: Politics, Interest)

"War has rules, mud wrestling has rules - politics has no rules."
- Ross Perot
(Related: Politics, War, Rules, Wrestling)

"Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: Politics, Religion, Difference, Quarrels)

"There's a tradition in British intellectual life of mocking any non-political force that gets involved in politics, especially within the sphere of the arts and the theatre."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: Life, Politics, Force, Theatre, Tradition)

"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."
- Plato
(Related: Politics, Being, End)

"There are people who kind of gravitate towards running politics based on new ideas and issues, and that was what the secret was for Clinton."
- John Podesta
(Related: Politics, People, Ideas, Running)

"Here's a very good rule of thumb in politics: losing begets losing."
- John Podhoretz
(Related: Losing)

"I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business."
- Sydney Pollack
(Related: Business, Politics, Shame)

"By that I mean, I think that it is true that politics and political heroes have to satisfy our need to be greater than mortal in some way, and that's led them into creating illusions, sound bites, focus groups that tell you what to do."
- Sydney Pollack
(Related: Politics, Focus, Heroes, Sound)

"The larger meaning here is that mainstream journalists simply cannot talk about things that the two parties agree on; this is the black hole of American politics."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Politics, American, Meaning, Talk)

"Things move very slowly in politics. We seem to fight the same wars over and over again."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: Politics, Fight)

"So begins a question which has of late become more and more urgent: what is the relation of aesthetics to politics?"
- Mark Poster
(Related: Politics, Aesthetics, Question)

"War should be the politics of last resort. And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people understand and support."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Politics, War, People, Purpose, Support)

"Politics is not bean bags. It's serious, tough stuff."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Politics)

"I don't want to pass a punitive law, or use politics as a vendetta."
- Romano Prodi
(Related: Politics, Law, Want)

"Democracies must have equilibrium... and the entanglement of politics and information must be minimized."
- Romano Prodi
(Related: Politics, Information)

"Let's clean up the Senate and return to politics of common ground."
- Mark Pryor
(Related: Politics, Senate)

"Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger."
- Mario Puzo
(Related: Finance, Politics)

"You do the policy, I'll do the politics."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Politics, Policy)

"Politics is the art of postponing decisions until they are no longer relevant."
- Henri Queuille
(Related: Art, Politics, Decisions)

"I've been worked over by the English press because there's an assumption that my politics are identical with my wife's, and for that matter that my wife's politics are identical with her politics of 20 years ago."
- Stephen Rea
(Related: Politics, Wife, English, Press, Years)

"The movies were custard compared to politics."
- Nancy Reagan
(Related: Movies, Politics)

"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Politics, First, Profession)

"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."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Politics, Business, Hell)

"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
(Related: Politics, Disgrace, Profession, Succeed)

"Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Politics, First, Profession)

"Please don't ask me any questions about the politics of 30 years ago."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Politics, Questions, Years)

"It's an honor putting art above politics. Politics can be seductive in terms of things reductive to the soul."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Art, Politics, Soul, Honor)

"A lot of history is just dirty politics cleaned up for the consumption of children and other innocents."
- Richard Reeves
(Related: History, Politics, Children)

"I read all these stories that I don't know anything about politics. But I must know something. I've had some good victories in Congress, and I've survived this town for four years."
- Donald T. Regan
(Related: Politics, Congress, Years)

"All tools have intrinsic politics and technology is the tool of now."
- Godfrey Reggio
(Related: Politics, Technology, Now, Tools)

"It's not just the effect of technology on the environment, on religion, on the economic structure, on society, on politics, etc. It's that everything now exists in technology to the point where technology is the new and comprehensive host of nature of life."
- Godfrey Reggio
(Related: Life, Nature, Technology, Politics, Religion, Society, Effect, Environment, Now)

"I wish it were simply a nightmare, but I think that any reasonable person watching American politics would come to the conclusion that a second Bush administration would in fact incorporate a more radicalized version of what we've seen in the first administration."
- Robert Reich
(Related: Politics, American, Fact, First)

"I think Barack Obama has brought a new level of ethical standards to Washington. Has he changed some basic hard-knuckle politics? No. You need hard-knuckle politics to succeed."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Politics, Succeed, Washington)

"For my part, I make this pledge to all of you: The politics of division, of pitting east against west, urban versus rural, region against region, and people against people will have no place in my Administration."
- Edward G. Rendell
(Related: Politics, People, Will)

"All politics are based on the indifference of the majority."
- James Reston
(Related: Politics, Indifference, Majority)

"When something really comes from the soul, I think it has a truth that you cannot find in politics."
- Frank Rich
(Related: Politics, Truth, Soul)

"I've always said that in politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you."
- Ann Richards
(Related: Politics, Enemies, Friends, Hurt, Will)

"Let me tell you, sisters, seeing dried egg on a plate in the morning is a lot dirtier than anything I've had to deal with in politics."
- Ann Richards
(Related: Politics, Sisters)

"The idea of being in the State Department was exciting. On the other hand, I always had in the back of my mind going into politics. If I stayed in Washington, I might end up a government hack."
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: Government, Politics, Idea, Being, End, Mind, State, Washington)

"As I grew up in that world and saw how much it affected her world and how much it affected our childhood, it made me very aware of politics. Of course, I have my own private feelings and thoughts, but I don't care to share them."
- Natasha Richardson
(Related: Politics, Feelings, Thoughts, Care, Childhood, World)

"For too long, we have focused on our differences - in our politics and backgrounds, in our race and beliefs - rather than cherishing the unity and pride that binds us together."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Politics, Beliefs, Pride, Race, Unity)

"I ask you: turn a deaf ear to the special interests. Let politics stand down for a while. don't waste anytime thinking about future elections until we've done our jobs here."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Politics, Elections, Future, Jobs, Thinking, Waste)

"Public life is regarded as the crown of a career, and to young men it is the worthiest ambition. Politics is still the greatest and the most honorable adventure."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Life, Men, Politics, Adventure, Ambition, Career, Public)

"I full well realize that politics is a rough and tumble business, but politics should not be reduced to lobbing partisan hand grenades. Politics is not war. Terrorism is."
- Pat Roberts
(Related: Politics, Business, War, Terrorism)

"Is there in all the history of human folly a greater fool than a clergymen in politics?"
- Pat Robertson
(Related: History, Politics, Folly, Fool)

"I guess you'd call me an independent, since I've never identified myself with one party or another in politics. I always decide my vote by taking as careful a look as I can at the actual candidates and issues themselves, no matter what the party label."
- Jackie Robinson
(Related: Politics, Party, Vote)

"My shows aren't about trying to save some place, because I don't feel that's the right venue for it. That's my politics right there: Don't bring politics to my shows."
- Kid Rock
(Related: Politics, Right, Trying)

"Since the governments are in the pockets of businesses, who's going to control this most powerful institution? Business is more powerful than politics, and it's more powerful than religion. So it's going to have to be the vigilante consumer."
- Anita Roddick
(Related: Business, Politics, Religion, Control)

"If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Politics, Truth)

"There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Politics, Independence)

"The more you observe politics, the more you've got to admit that each party is worse than the other."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Politics, Party)

"Politics is applesauce."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Politics)

"Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Money, Politics)

"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."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Politics, Wonder)

"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Politics, Accident, Nothing)

"A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Politics, American, Saying, Vice)

"The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Politics, Decency)

"The differences between revolution in art and revolution in politics are enormous. Revolution in art lies not in the will to destroy but in the revelation of what has already been destroyed. Art kills only the dead."
- Harold Rosenberg
(Related: Art, Politics, Revolution, Lies, Will)

"In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Politics, Lie, Today, Yesterday)

"If you really want to diminish a candidate, depict him as the foil of his handler. This is as old in American politics as politics itself."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Politics, American, Old, Want)

"For a person who promised hope and civility in politics, Mr. Obama has shown a borderline obsessiveness in blaming Mr. Bush."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Politics, Hope)

"You begin to realize that hypocrisy is not a terrible thing when you see what overt fascism is compared to sort of covert, you know, communal politics which the Congress has never been shy of indulging in."
- Arundhati Roy
(Related: Politics, Congress, Fascism, Hypocrisy)

"The Congress has historically played covert communal politics in order to create what in India we call vote banks where you pit one community against another and so on in order to secure votes."
- Arundhati Roy
(Related: Politics, Banks, Community, Congress, Order, Vote)

"As you see the political problems are closely connected with the economical problems. With the help of politics, we will open the way for the economy and this is why all these problems are included in the program of the newly elected government."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Government, Politics, Economy, Help, Open, Problems, Will)

"Politics is human beings; it's addition rather than subtraction."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Politics)

"First rule of politics: you can't win unless you're on the ballot. Second rule: If you run, you may lose. And, if you tie, you do not win."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: First, May)

"In politics, every day is filled with numerous opportunities for serious error. Enjoy it."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Politics, Day, Error)

"We need leadership. We don't need a doubling down on the failed politics of the past."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Politics, Leadership, Past)

"I am a part of the political process whether the multinational forces are present or not. Politics is serving the people, not chairs and positions."
- Muqtada al Sadr
(Related: Politics, People, Present)

"Until the June 1967 war I was completely caught up in the life of a young professor of English. Beginning in 1968, I started to think, write, and travel as someone who felt himself to be directly involved in the renaissance of Palestinian life and politics."
- Edward Said
(Related: Life, Politics, Travel, War, Beginning, English, June)

"Many who think they are workers in politics are really merely tools."
- Lord Salisbury
(Related: Politics, Tools, Workers)

"Too many people, because they were white and poor, black and rich, or just plain busy with something other than politics, have felt they had no voice in our government."
- Mark Sanford
(Related: Government, Politics, People, Poor, Voice)

"Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Politics, Science, Right, Wrong)

"Although as a sailor I despised politics - for I loved my sailor's life and still love it today - conditions forced me to take up a definite attitude towards political problems."
- Fritz Sauckel
(Related: Life, Love, Politics, Attitude, Problems, Today)

"But only 'rich' people by definition have the 'extra' money to buy things and invest to create economic growth. Do we really want to tax that 'extra' money away - and give it to the government to spend? Does that make any economic sense outside of politics and our emotional desire to make everyone suffer equally through these tough times?"
- Terry Savage
(Related: Government, Money, Politics, People, Growth, Desire, Tax, Sense, Want)

"There was a widespread indignation in the American media. They were saying, 'How can you make a movie during an election that's about politics? What are you doing? Are you trying to influence people's lives?' To which my response was, 'Well, I hope so.'"
- John Sayles
(Related: Politics, People, Hope, American, Influence, Media, Saying, Trying)

"I see it all the time in politics. If a candidate gets caught in a lie, he quickly tries to change the subject by throwing more mud at his opponent. The mud keeps flying until some of the slanderous material sticks."
- Joe Scarborough
(Related: Change, Time, Politics, Lie, Flying)

"And new people come in, and it doesn't go along with their politics, and they fire me, end the column, silence a voice in Los Angeles. They can't silence it nationally, but they are able to do it there."
- Robert Scheer
(Related: Politics, People, End, Fire, Silence, Voice)

"American politics used to be an amateur sport. But somewhere along the way, we handed over to professionals all the things people used to do for free."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Politics, People, American, professionals)

"John Glenn craved the publicity. I think even John would admit that. When he went into politics, that became pretty obvious! He knew how to do public relations."
- Wally Schirra
(Related: Politics, Pretty, Public, Publicity)

"Where there is politics or economics, there is no morality."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Politics, Morality, Economics)

"My publicist told me not to talk about politics but, yes, I think we have a president who stole the election."
- Liev Schreiber
(Related: Politics, President, Talk)

"You should never ask actors about politics."
- Liev Schreiber
(Related: Politics, Actors)

"I was concerned about the link between crime and politics, and I figured out the only way I could do something about it was to get into politics."
- Bill Scott
(Related: Politics, Crime)

"We can play politics, or we can reduce crime."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Politics, Crime, Play)

"Politics is very interesting and always leads to conflict."
- Ridley Scott
(Related: Politics, Conflict)

"The difference between the men and the boys in politics is, and always has been, that the boys want to be something, while the men want to do something."
- Eric Sevareid
(Related: Men, Politics, Boys, Difference, Want)

"The decision as to why a show makes it has to do with politics and money."
- Ted Shackelford
(Related: Money, Politics, Decision)

"Religion and morality are critical to how students think about politics and form opinions on political issues."
- Jeanne Shaheen
(Related: Politics, Religion, Morality, Opinions, Students)

"Fear is the main factor in Arab politics... There is no Arab who is not harmed by Jews' entry into Palestine."
- Moshe Sharett
(Related: Politics, Fear, Palestine)

"What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car?"
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Car, Politics, Mind, Will)

"Democrats always like to brag that their guys are smarter than the opponents and Republicans always like to brag that their guys are more moral than the opponents. But if you're looking for morals in politics you're looking for bananas in the cheese department."
- Harry Shearer
(Related: Politics, Democrats, Morals, Opponents, Republicans)

"On the show, we are not trying to get people to eat their vegetables; we are not trying to get people to become Democrats. We are basically trying to encourage people to get involved with public life so that politics isn't left to the wealthy and privileged."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Life, Politics, People, Democrats, Public, Trying)

"Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics."
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Related: Politics, Conscience, Gallantry)

"I don't believe in gutter politics. I don't believe in gutter journalism."
- Maria Shriver
(Related: Politics, Journalism)

"Does politics have to be injected into everything?"
- Sargent Shriver
(Related: Politics)

"The legions of reporters who cover politics don't want to quit the clash and thunder of electoral combat for the dry duty of analyzing the federal budget. As a consequence, we have created the perpetual presidential campaign."
- Hugh Sidey
(Related: Politics, Duty, Want)

"I am involved with politics today because of the inspiration I received from Ronald Reagan."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Politics, Inspiration, Today)

"The gays like 'Project Runway' because it's a fashion, and the gays are into fashion and into design. It's a creative industry, and most of the gays are pretty creative, in general. That's just like the culture. We're not all into politics necessarily. We're more into the creative environment. I also think Heidi is a big draw. The boys love Heidi and think she's so fabulous. I just think it's a glitzy, fun show, and there are also always lots of gay boys on it, and, you know, that's fun."
- Christian Siriano
(Related: Love, Politics, Design, Boys, Culture, Environment, Fashion, Fun, Gay, Pretty)

"There arose a belief in style - and in banality. Banality encompassed politics, too, because it was a common belief that politics were not worthy of art."
- Douglas Sirk
(Related: Art, Politics, Belief, Style)

"In the 19th century, you had bourgeois art without politics - an almost frozen idea of what beauty is."
- Douglas Sirk
(Related: Art, Beauty, Politics, Idea)

"With participation in politics so low at the moment I think Christians should ensure their views are represented at all levels and not leave it to others."
- Iain Duncan Smith
(Related: Politics, Participation)

"Many people don't give a rip about politics and know as much about public affairs as they know about the topography of Pluto."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Politics, People, Public)

"Yet, it ought to be obvious that good music generally occupies a higher plane that mere politics. Great writers can express moods through melody and capture experiences we share most powerfully - love, lust, longing; joy, rage, fear; triumph, yearning and confusion."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Music, Love, Politics, Fear, Confusion, Joy, Longing, Lust, Moods, Obvious, Writers, Yearning)

"Unfortunately, money in politics is an insidious thing - and a loophole in our campaign finance system was taken advantage of with money going to existing or new 527 groups with the sole purpose of influencing the election."
- Olympia Snowe
(Related: Finance, Money, Politics, Purpose)

"Politics is the conspiracy of the unproductive but organized against the productive but unorganized."
- Joseph Sobran
(Related: Politics)

"Writing is the continuation of politics by other means."
- Philippe Sollers
(Related: Politics, Writing)

"If the breaking news story had to do with hard news, politics specifically, I had a lot to do with it. If it had to do with music, Kurt Loder was more involved."
- Tabitha Soren
(Related: Politics, Music, News)

"Gossip is easy, politics is hard."
- Tabitha Soren
(Related: Politics, Gossip)

"The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Politics, Economics, First, Want)

"It's time to let science and medicine, not politics and rhetoric, lead us to good, sound policy."
- Eliot Spitzer
(Related: Politics, Science, Time, Policy, Medicine, Rhetoric, Sound)

"To go from politics to news, at least the subject matter is the same, even if the view is different."
- Jerry Springer
(Related: Politics, News)

"Value your freedom or you will lose it, teaches history. 'Don't bother us with politics', respond those who don't want to learn."
- Richard Stallman
(Related: History, Politics, Freedom, Value, Want, Will)

"Politics as battle has given way to politics as spectacle."
- Ronald Steel
(Related: Politics, Battle)

"I want to stay away from politics, or else I'll probably end up putting my size fifteen foot into my mouth."
- Peter Steele
(Related: Politics, End, Want)

"Politics in a literary work, is like a gun shot in the middle of a concert, something vulgar, and however, something which is impossible to ignore."
- Stendhal
(Related: Politics, Work, Literary)

"Four years in the White House and two presidential campaigns is an awful long time. In politics, every year in the White House is like dog years, six years off your life."
- George Stephanopoulos
(Related: Life, Politics, Time, Years)

"If politics and business fail us, of course the military will be called in. In the developing world, the massive and repeated ecological disasters are quite commonly met by the military."
- Bruce Sterling
(Related: Business, Politics, Disasters, Military, Will, World)

"We mean by "politics" the people's business - the most important business there is."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Business, People)

"An Independent is someone who wants to take the politics out of politics."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Politics)

"I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Politics, Winning, Now, Old, Unworthy)

"Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Politics, Thought, Preparation, Profession)

"Macroeconomic policy can never be devoid of politics: it involves fundamental trade-offs and affects different groups differently."
- Joseph Stiglitz
(Related: Policy, Trade)

"I never had a single conversation about politics with Ross Perot in my life; still haven't."
- James Stockdale
(Related: Politics, Life, Conversation)

"We can't make any statements here. We can't talk about the internal politics of Paraguay."
- Alfredo Stroessner
(Related: Politics, Talk)

"My own early crusade for same-sex marriage, for example, is now mainstream gay politics. It wasn't when I started."
- Andrew Sullivan
(Related: Marriage, Politics, Example, Gay, Now)

"In politics, as in poetry, it is sometimes true that it is darkest before dawn."
- Larry Summers
(Related: Poetry, Politics, Dawn)

"After all is said that can be said upon the liquor traffic, its influence is degrading upon the individual, the family, politics and business, and upon everything that you touch in this old world."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Politics, Business, Family, Influence, Liquor, Old, World)

"Take the time to discover how African-Americans have had a great impact on this country. In science, education, literature, art, and politics."
- Lynn Swann
(Related: Politics, Time, Art, Education, Science, African, Country, Literature)

"Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Politics, Nothing, Word)

"My job is to look at what politics is doing, not be a politician myself."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Politics, Job)

"We live in a stage of politics, where legislators seem to regard the passage of laws as much more important than the results of their enforcement."
- William Howard Taft
(Related: Politics, Laws, Legislators, Results)

"Politics makes me sick."
- William Howard Taft
(Related: Politics)

"I do not know much about politics, but I am trying to do the best I can with this administration until the time shall come for me to turn it over to somebody else."
- William Howard Taft
(Related: Time, Politics, Trying)

"I came at age in the '60s, and initially my hopes and dreams were invested in politics and the movements of the time - the anti-war movement, the civil rights movement. I worked on Bobby Kennedy's campaign for president as a teenager in California and the night he was killed."
- David Talbot
(Related: Age, Dreams, Politics, Time, Civil rights, Night, President)

"A lot of young poets today, from what I've heard and experienced, can't get their heads past George W. Bush, and I've heard so many poems about this democracy and this era of politics that I'm kind of bored by it."
- Amber Tamblyn
(Related: Politics, Democracy, Past, Poems, Poets, Today)

"Amnesty is a terrible policy, and it's terrible politics. It's a terrible policy because you are rewarding people for breaking the law."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Politics, People, Policy, Law)

"Look at the declining television coverage. Look at the declining voting rate. Economics and economic news is what moves the country now, not politics."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Politics, Country, Economics, News, Now, Television, Voting)

"Every person has only so much attention to give, and politics and government takes up only a fraction of what it did 25 years ago."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Government, Politics, Attention, Years)

"I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Politics, Conflict, End, Evil, Will)

"One of the things being in politics has taught me is that men are not a reasoned or reasonable sex."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Men, Politics, Sex, Being)

"There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors... I mean it."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Politics, People, Party)

"In politics it is necessary to take nothing tragically and everything seriously."
- Louis Adolphe Thiers
(Related: Politics, Nothing)

"One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective. Election and power are."
- Cal Thomas
(Related: Politics, Power, Truth, People, Hate)

"America's most dangerous diseases have developed an immunity to politics. We suffer not from a failure of political organization or power, but a failure of love."
- Cal Thomas
(Related: Love, Politics, Power, Failure, America)

"Politics is the art of controlling your environment."
- Hunter S. Thompson
(Related: Art, Politics, Environment)

"The trouble with Nixon is that he's a serious politics junkie. He's totally hooked and like any other junkie, he's a bummer to have around, especially as President."
- Hunter S. Thompson
(Related: Politics, Nixon, President, Trouble)

"In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Politics)

"Politics itself is so unsexy, isn't it? But when the politics in creative works are really explored - not used as a vehicle - the results can be really interesting."
- Marisa Tomei
(Related: Politics, Results)

"Be your own politics, grow your own garden, and maybe you can help out more."
- Rip Torn
(Related: Politics, Garden, Help)

"Is anyone serious about the politics of happiness? David Cameron dipped a toe in the water, using the word lightly, but denying the hard policies it implies. Labour shies away from it, but should take up the challenge."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Politics, Happiness, Challenge, Water, Word)

"Social history might be defined negatively as the history of a people with the politics left out."
- G. M. Trevelyan
(Related: History, Politics, People)

"Politics can be likened to driving at night over unfamiliar hills and mountains. Close attention must be paid to what the beam can reach and the next bend."
- David Trimble
(Related: Politics, Attention, Driving, Mountains, Night)

"The essential ingredient of politics is timing."
- Pierre Trudeau
(Related: Politics)

"One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government."
- Donald Trump
(Related: Government, Politics, People, Disgrace, Key, Problems, Today)

"Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed."
- Mao Tse Tung
(Related: Politics, War)

"I'm not very active politically. The causes I work on offer immediate, practical, accessible help, and politics has never meant that to me."
- Kathleen Turner
(Related: Politics, Work, Causes, Help)

"On the mountains mistakes are fatal. In politics, mistakes are wounding emotionally, but you recover. Personally, wilderness helps me get back in touch with natural rhythms, helps me reflect and, in the process, restore my creativity."
- Mark Udall
(Related: Politics, Creativity, Mistakes, Mountains, Wilderness)

"Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business."
- Paul Valery
(Related: Art, Business, Politics, People)

"Politics is not my life. I have a career in radio and another career in film."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Politics, Life, Career, Film)

"I don't want to spend the rest of my life in politics. When I'm finished with my term as governor, I'm going back to the life that's waiting for me in the private sector."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Life, Politics, Rest, Waiting, Want)

"I hate it when politics play too large part in the sport."
- Jacques Villeneuve
(Related: Politics, Hate, Play)

"It will no longer be war that is the continuation of politics by other means, it will be what I have dubbed 'the integral accident' that is the continuation of politics by other means."
- Paul Virilio
(Related: Politics, War, Accident, Will)

"We expected that people were just waiting for the collapse of the Soviet Union, or at least for its retreat, and they were going to be full of initiative in all areas of life - in culture, in economy and in politics."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Life, Politics, People, Culture, Economy, Waiting)

"I got politics and economics moving and then others took over."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Politics, Economics)

"The thing about American politics, as I've learned, is there is no choice."
- Rob Walton
(Related: Politics, American, Choice)

"Politics makes strange bedfellows."
- Charles Dudley Warner
(Related: Politics)

"Working together during the past three years, we have confounded the skeptics and the cynics. We've shown that here in Virginia, Democrats and Republicans can come together, put politics aside, and make tough decisions when times demand it."
- Mark Warner
(Related: Politics, Decisions, Democrats, Past, Republicans, Years)

"At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Education, Politics, Religion, Independence, Race)

"Ray Charles' revolutionary approach to music was also reflected in his politics and his deep and abiding commitment to Martin Luther King and the plight of African-Americans. Ray Charles may not have been on the front lines, but he put his money where his mouth was."
- Diane Watson
(Related: Money, Music, Politics, African, Commitment, Deep, Martin, May)

"Good policy makes good politics and what I've done has been good politics."
- J. C. Watts
(Related: Politics, Policy)

"Only he has the calling for politics who is sure that he will not crumble when the world from his point of view is too stupid or base for what he wants to offer. Only he who in the face of all this can say In spite of all! has the calling for politics."
- Max Weber
(Related: Politics, Will, World)

"I don't believe your soul mate has to share your politics."
- Rachel Weisz
(Related: Politics, Soul)

"I have come to realize that Jesse Helms stands for everything in politics that is anathema to me."
- William Weld
(Related: Politics)

"I don't really wanna talk about politics, I'm not clever enough."
- Paul Weller
(Related: Politics, Talk)

"I think people are just really disappointed, disappointed with Blair as well, who's just like Bush's lapdog. I think everyone's just disillusioned with politics in our country, and it must be the same in your country."
- Paul Weller
(Related: Politics, People, Country)

"Only very intelligent people don't wish they were in politics, and I'm dumb enough to want to be in there."
- Orson Welles
(Related: Politics, People, Dumb, Want)

"In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Politics, Cards, Play)

"There are three critical ingredients to democratic renewal and progressive change in America: good public policy, grassroots organizing and electoral politics."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Change, Politics, Policy, Public, Public policy)

"We can and must move U.S. politics forward by means of committed participation."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Politics, Participation)

"Politics is not about winning for the sake of winning."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Politics, Winning)

"Politics is not about power."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Politics, Power)

"Politics is not predictions and politics is not observations. Politics is what we do. Politics is what we do, politics is what we create, by what we work for, by what we hope for and what we dare to imagine."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Politics, Work, Hope)

"Politics isn't about big money or power games; it's about the improvement of people's lives."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Money, Politics, Power, People, Games, Improvement)

"Politics is not about money."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Money, Politics)

"It is the belief that extremes and excesses of inequality must be reduced so that each person is free to fully develop his or her full potential. This is why we take precious time out of our lives and give it to politics."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Politics, Time, Belief, Extremes, Inequality, Potential)

"Our politics are our deepest form of expression: they mirror our past experiences and reflect our dreams and aspirations for the future."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Dreams, Politics, Aspirations, Future, Past)

"Politics is about the improvement of people's lives. It's about advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and the world. Politics is about doing well for the people."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Peace, Politics, People, Cause, Country, Improvement, Justice, World)

"A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns and circumstances of people's lives, a politics that does not speak to and include people, is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Politics, People, Circumstances)

"I don't think politics has anything to do with left, right, or center. It has to do with trying to do right by people."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Politics, People, Right, Trying)

"Politics aside, it will be hard for any new liberal radio network to outdo the professionalism of NPR."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Politics, Liberal, Network, Will)

"The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy."
- Theodore White
(Related: Money, Politics, Democracy, Pollution, Today)

"With the end of the nominating process, American politics leaves logic behind."
- Theodore White
(Related: Politics, American, End, Logic)

"I happen to think that American politics is one of the noblest arts of mankind; and I cannot do anything else but write about it."
- Theodore White
(Related: Politics, American, Mankind)

"Politics in America is the binding secular religion."
- Theodore White
(Related: Politics, Religion, America)

"After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Nature, Business, Politics)

"That, sir, depends on whether I embrace your mistress or your politics."
- John Wilkes
(Related: Politics)

"Politics should share one purpose with religion: the steady emancipation of the individual through the education of his passions."
- George Will
(Related: Education, Politics, Purpose)

"I may not be the world's best glad-handing politician, but I've been elected mayor twice. I understand politics. And I definitely understand where the state line is."
- Anthony A. Williams
(Related: Politics, May, State, World)

"In Washington, DC, politics dominate even the most casual conversations."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Politics, Washington)

"A week is a long time in politics."
- Harold Wilson
(Related: Politics, Time)

"Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Politics, Science, Society, Progress, Nothing, Usefulness)

"My dream of politics all my life has been that it is the common business, that it is something we owe to each other to understand and discuss with absolute frankness."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Life, Politics, Business, Dream, Frankness)

"'Beauty' is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact."
- Naomi Wolf
(Related: Age, Politics, Belief, Economy, Gold)

"Politics is in my blood. I'd love to be involved in 2008, maybe even '06."
- Judy Woodruff
(Related: Love, Politics, Blood)

"So you can say whatever you want and quote me however you want about politics and make the next payday, and that's fine because I'm making that deal with you, but just mention the movie along the way, OK?"
- James Woods
(Related: Politics, Want)

"But I don't believe in organised politics, organised religion, organised music, organised anything."
- Link Wray
(Related: Music, Politics, Religion)

"Love is blind. My politics has been, too. I think you can fall in love with ideas, and you can fall in love with people. It's a very subjective experience. And I'm loyal to that experience."
- Robert Wyatt
(Related: Experience, Love, Politics, People, Ideas, Blind)

"So the major obstacle to the development of new supplies is not geology but what happens above ground: international affairs, politics, investment and technology."
- Daniel Yergin
(Related: Technology, Politics, Development, Investment)

"Literature has to serve as a moral control of politics."
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko
(Related: Politics, Control, Literature)

"To an intellectual who is adrift in politics, a theory is an aim; to a true politician his theory is a boundary."
- Francis Parker Yockey
(Related: Politics, Theory)

"Politics is activity in relation to power."
- Francis Parker Yockey
(Related: Politics, Power)

"The way politics divides the world is into friend and enemy."
- Francis Parker Yockey
(Related: Politics, Friend, Enemy, World)

"Liberalism is Rationalism in politics."
- Francis Parker Yockey
(Related: Politics, Liberalism)

"Politics is the entertainment branch of industry."
- Frank Zappa
(Related: Politics, Entertainment)

"There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause."
- Mao Zedong
(Related: Art, Politics, Cause, Fact, Literature)

"Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."
- Mao Zedong
(Related: Politics, War)

"Talk politics, talk about study and talk positively."
- Jiang Zemin
(Related: Politics, Study, Talk)

"First and foremost, The Quiet Invasion is a first contact story. What would we do if we actually found evidence of alien life out there? It's also about politics."
- Sarah Zettel
(Related: Life, Politics, First, Quiet)

"It is impossible to practice parliamentary politics without having patience, decency, politeness and courtesy."
- Khaleda Zia
(Related: Politics, Courtesy, Decency, Patience, Politeness, Practice)

"I'm not really interested in politics, because I think it's just too removed from my own life. If there's a war, though, or a disaster, I want to know what's happening."
- Zhang Ziyi
(Related: Life, Politics, War, Disaster, Want)