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A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy
Benjamin Disraeli
A leader has to lead, or otherwise he has no business in politics.
Harry S Truman
A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.
Harry S Truman
A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in.
Henry Louis Mencken
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
John Stuart Mill
A politician is a person with whose politics you don't agree; if you agree with him he's a statesman.
David Lloyd George
A statesman is he who thinks in the future generations, and a politician is he who thinks in the upcoming elections.
Abraham Lincoln
A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.
Theodore Roosevelt
All the contact I have had with politics has left me feeling as though I had been drinking out of spittoons
Ernest Hemingway
All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.
Otto von Bismarck
ARENA, n. In politics, an imaginary rat-pit in which the statesman wrestles with his record.
Ambrose Bierce
As long as I don't write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything.
Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
George Jean Nathan
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.
Eugene J. McCarthy
Commencement oratory must eschew anything that smacks of partisan politics, political preference, sex, religion or unduly firm opinion. Nonetheless, there must be a speech: Speeches in our culture are the vacuum that fills a vacuum.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
John Stuart Mill
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
Laurence J. Peter
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
Robert Byrne
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
Oscar Wilde
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