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.
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations, and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
Everything is political. I will never be a politician or even think political. Me just deal with life and nature. That is the greatest thing to me.
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.
The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.
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.
Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.
I'm not a politician by profession. I am a citizen who decided I had to be personally involved.
I'm not a politician. And I don't want to be.
A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.
Take our politicians: they're a bunch of yo-yos. The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of clichÃ©s the first prize.
I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents.
Men say I am a saint losing himself in politics. The fact is that I am a politician trying my hardest to become a saint.
Priests are no more necessary to religion than politicians are to patriotism.
I am not a consensus politician. Im a conviction politician.
Get thee glass eyes, and like a scurvy politician, seem to see the things thou dost not.
Many a politician wishes there was a law to burn old records.
There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.
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.
A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
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