Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
An honest politician is one who when he is bought will stay bought.
Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.
Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
A politician needs 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.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders...tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
Under every stone lurks a politician.
Finality is not the language of politics.
Party is the madness of many for the gain of a few.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
A candidate could easily commit political suicide if he were to come up with an unconventional thought during a presidential tour.
A political organization is a transferable commodity. You could not find a better way of killing virtue than by packing it into one of these contraptions which some gang of thieves is sure to find useful.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
There are always too many Democratic congressmen, too many Republican congressmen, and never enough U.S. congressmen.
I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people.
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