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Famous Political Quotes

The Power of Politics Revealed in Famous Political Quotes


Whenever a politician makes a move, people go into a frenzy trying to decode the real motive. Analysts try to 'read' the situation, foreign media manipulate the story, and people react without full information. A politician has to tread carefully and escape these political land mines. Read these famous political quotes and you will get what I mean.
  • Dalton Camp
    Politics is made up largely of irrelevancies.

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

  • Nikita Krushchev
    Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

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

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

  • Saul Bellow
    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 clichés the first prize.

  • Francis Bacon
    It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.

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

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

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

  • Henry David Thoreau
    There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power.

  • William Shakespeare
    A politician... one that would circumvent God.

  • Tom Wolfe
    A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.

  • Marianne Thieme
    Politicians and corporations have always placed economic interests above moral interests. This is now hurting the entire planet.

  • Aristotle
    Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.

  • Charles de Gaulle
    2In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.

  • Albert Einstein
    Politics is more difficult than physics.

  • Aesop
    We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy
    Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.

  • Abraham Lincoln
    The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

  • H. L. Mencken
    Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule -- and both commonly succeed, and are right.

  • Eugene McCarthy
    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.

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