Top Famous Quotes About Politics

I am not made for politics because I am incapable of wanting or accepting the death of the adversary.
— albert camus

What is politics? Political system is equal to development politics plus political politics.
— a p j abdul kalam

Sectarian politics gets votes in Iraq. But sectarian government fails in Iraq.
— ahmed chalabi

In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
— alexis de tocqueville

I got interested in politics during the civil rights movement and then Vietnam.
— al franken

An Independent is someone who wants to take the politics out of politics.
— adlai e stevenson

My job is to look at what politics is doing, not be a politician myself.
— antonio tabucchi



I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest.
— aneurin bevan

In Washington, DC, politics dominate even the most casual conversations.
— armstrong williams

People go into politics because they want the affirmation, and they want the applause.
— andrew cuomo

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

The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation.
— benjamin disraeli

Trying to take money out of politics is like trying to take jumping out of basketball.
— bill bradley

At its worst, Washington is a place where name-calling partisan politics too often trumps policy.
— bernie sanders

When we talk about safety and security of the American people, politics falls aside pretty quickly.
— bill frist

Still I was concerned that politics would get between us and our POWs.
— bo gritz

Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism.
— bill moyers

Music is what I must do, business is what I need to do and politics is what I have to do.
— bob geldof

I was really lucky that I came to puberty at a time when music and politics were completely intertwined.
— bob geldof

I came into American politics and into this political system proud of politics and the way we make decisions.
— byron dorgan

Growing up in politics I know that women decide all elections because we do all the work.
— caroline kennedy

The one thing we can all be sure about in politics is you are as well to expect the unexpected.
— charles kennedy

I am genuinely not an over-the-top kind of person about politics or anything else.
— charles kennedy



The world of American politics is more contentious than it has ever been in my lifetime.
— chuck palahniuk

In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want.
— c northcote parkinson

Men enter local politics solely as a result of being unhappily married.
— c northcote parkinson

Both my parents were working in politics when I was growing up, so going on stage was not that great a leap.
— casey wilson

I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
— charles de gaulle

There is too much at stake for us to surrender to the politics of polarization.
— brad henry

In politics a capable ruler must be guided by circumstances, conjectures and conjunctions.
— catherine the great

My art will reflect not necessarily conscious politics but the unanalysed politics of my life.
— carl andre

War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means.
— carl von clausewitz

If the planters carry politics into the fields they will find it bad business.
— charles e merrill

Caricatures created by politics never fit comfortably into the Oval Office.
— david k shipler

There are so many people who are so much better qualified to write about politics than I am.
— curtis sittenfeld

In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.
— clare boothe luce

I grew up in a household where we talked politics a lot and argued politics a lot.
— chris hayes

I am not interested in politics at all. At home, around the dinner table, we never discuss politics.
— columba bush

The thing about politics is to plan 10 years ahead, and assume every year is your last.
— ed balls

Freedom and opportunity are precious gifts and the purpose of our politics is to expand them, for all our people.
— ed miliband



The style of politics that Damian McBride represents has been discredited, and Labour has moved on.
— douglas alexander

In the 19th century, you had bourgeois art without politics – an almost frozen idea of what beauty is.
— douglas sirk

I will do what the Prime Minister asks me to do; that is my consistent approach to politics and to service.
— des browne

For the most part, Americans speak of culture and politics as if they were two separate realms.
— ellen willis

The intersection of religion and world politics has often been a bloody crossroads.
— elliott abrams

Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
— edmund burke

The bizarre world of cards is a world of pure power politics where rewards and punishments are meted out immediately.
— ely culbertson

Educational institutes can no longer be prizes in church politics or furnish berths for failure in other walks of life.
— e franklin frazier

I think Syria is in a particularly sensitive geopolitical position in terms of the politics of the Middle East.
— edward luck

In Israel, generally speaking, politics is much more familiar than any other place. We all know each other.
— ehud barak

Unfortunately the global warming hysteria, as I see it, is driven by politics more than by science.
— freeman dyson

I got into politics a little bit by chance, as a person from the first generation of the Solidarity movement.
— donald tusk

I think I could argue that the press has more impact on politics than corporations.
— eric schmidt

What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car?
— george bernard shaw

A year is an eternity in politics – though less than a moment in history.
— eliot spitzer

I do not believe that politics in the long run is about individuals. It is about ideas.
— eliot spitzer

Social history might be defined negatively as the history of a people with the politics left out.
— g m trevelyan

I am invariably of the politics of the people at whose table I sit, or beneath whose roof I sleep.
— george borrow

To let politics become a cesspool, and then avoid it because it is a cesspool, is a double crime.
— howard crosby

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
— henry a kissinger

I think politicians get hamstrung by the nature of politics when the private sector can really do great things.
— henry rollins

It is easier for women to succeed in business, the arts, and politics in America than in Europe.
— hedy lamarr

Yes, politics IS war without bloodshed; and war is an extension of those politics.
— h rap brown

I learnt more about politics during one South Dakota dust storm than in seven years at the university.
— hubert h humphrey

Newark might be one of few the places where the politics is tougher than even Brooklyn.
— hakeem jeffries

I have always said I will be in politics to serve as best as I can and it will take me wherever it will take me.
— george papandreou

Nothing ever stays in the middle. You always go from one extreme to the other, and politics is certainly that way.
— gloria estefan

I know too much about British politics to comment on British politics.
— helle thorning schmidt

Objective journalism is one of the main reasons that American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long.
— hunter s thompson

Not everybody is comfortable with the idea that politics is a guilty addiction. But it is.
— hunter s thompson

We would not have our politics distracted and embittered by the dissensions of other lands.
— henry cabot lodge

Mediocrity in politics is not to be despised. Greatness is not needed.
— hans magnus enzensberger

We are pleased to dismiss politics as entirely corrupt, if not financially, intellectually.
— gore vidal

It is no longer acceptable in British politics to be fat or eccentric or religious.
— ian hislop

When I came into politics I always thought there was a possibility I would be killed.
— imran khan

Giving votes in exchange for ideological support. To wit: identity politics for homosexuals.
— harry hay

What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those?
— gilbert highet

The tax issue is the most powerful issue in American politics going back to the Tea Party.
— grover norquist

Well, I think the great tragedy in American politics is what is legal, not what is illegal.
— jack abramoff

Transparency is not about restoring trust in institutions. Transparency is the politics of managing mistrust.
— ivan krastev

American voters have to pay closer attention to politics if they want to avoid four years of whining about the outcome.
— jack germond

My friend told me later he got the chicken pox. I told him I caught politics and never got over it.
— jack johnson

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
— jacob bronowski

We need to take politics out of health care. Congress will cave to pretty much any special interest on the subject.
— jim cooper

Money has too big an influence on our politics in Washington and somehow we need to do something about that.
— james hansen

Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.
— james macgregor burns

Telling the truth, and confronting the challenge, is what politics is about.
— johann lamont

Progressive politics is not something to be bolted on to another cause.
— johann lamont

When people tap into this politics of resentment, it usually ends ugly.
— john avlon

Religion and morality are critical to how students think about politics and form opinions on political issues.
— jeanne shaheen

I have a real sense of optimism that we are revolutionizing the way we do politics in this country.
— joan blades

When I first started out in politics I was, what you might describe as, a hard right Conservative.
— john bercow

To go from politics to news, at least the subject matter is the same, even if the view is different.
— jerry springer

I feel at some point that the farm state politics will overwhelm the Florida politics.
— jeff flake

More things in politics happen by accident or exhaustion than happen by conspiracy.
— jeff greenfield

I got into writing and thinking about politics because I was told there would be no math.
— jeff greenfield

I knew I had a lot to say. Not politically – politics have always confused me – but perhaps spiritually.
— jane gardam

Religion is organized to satisfy and guide the soul – politics does the same thing for the body.
— joyce cary

Activity in politics also produces eager competition and sharp rivalry.
— john george nicolay

In the early West, law and politics were parallel roads to usefulness as well as distinction.
— john george nicolay

When I was 17, I came to the U.S. to study Middle Eastern history and politics at Columbia University.
— julia bacha

There are no generalizations in American politics that vested selfishness cannot cut through.
— john gunther

The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought.
— john jay chapman

On the whole, the politics of moviemaking is something that actors are kind of blissfully ignorant of.
— kate winslet

I came to politics later in life so I bring a different life experience to it.
— kathleen wynne

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