Quotes: politician

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  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    A politician divides mankind into two classes; tools and enemies.
  • John Major
    John Major
    British politician 1943-
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    A consensus politician is someone who does something that he doesn't believe is right because it keeps people quiet when he does it.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
  • A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
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    A man who is a politician at forty is a statesman at three score and ten. It is at this age, when he would be too old to be a clerk or a gardener or a police-court magistrate, that he is ripe to govern a country.
  • Harry S. Truman
    Harry S. Truman
    American president 1884-1972
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    A politician is a man who understands government and it takes a politician to run a government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead for fifteen years.
  • Harry S. Truman
    Harry S. Truman
    American president 1884-1972
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    A politician is a man who understands government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead for 15 years.

  • David Lloyd George
    David Lloyd George
    British Statesman, Prime Minister 1863-1945
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    A politician is a person with whose politics you don't agree; if you agree with him he's a statesman.
  • Adlai E. Stevenson II
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
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    A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.
  • Edward. E. Cummings
    Edward. E. Cummings
    American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright 1894-1962
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    A politician is an ass upon which everyone has sat except a man.
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    Hubert H. Humphrey
    American politician 1911-1978
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    A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.
  • James Freeman Clarke
    James Freeman Clarke
    American theologian and author 1810-1888
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    A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.
  • A politician will do anything to keep his job, even become a patriot.
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