Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
I hate politics, hate deals, and deal-making, hate meeting with attorneys and agents.
One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective. Election and power are.
I hate politics. It's slimy. Any job where people pander for votes I don't like. The country has gotten so partisan that if you're not on my side, you're the enemy.
Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.
We'd all like to vote for the best man but he's never a candidate.
Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.
There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
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.
Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
I don't fancy myself a political commentator. I hate politics. I hate it.
I love peace and quiet, I hate politics and turmoil. We women are not made for governing, and if we are good women, we must dislike these masculine occupations.
I don't believe in government. I hate politics. I'm against it. And I hope that sometime this fall, we can destroy part of our government, and next year destroy even more of it. The less government, the happier I will be.
I hate politics. What they say and what they do is completely different.
I hate politicians. I hate politics. But if I start to go into politics, I think I believe that I can serve more, I can help more people.
I hate politics and what are considered their appropriate measures. I hate notoriety, public meetings, public speeches, caucuses and everything that I know of which is apparently the necessary incident of politics - except doing public work to the best of my ability.