Quotes by politics
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Henry Brooks Adams
American historian 1838-1918
Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
American Playwright 1947-
A dramatic experience concerned with the mundane may inform but it cannot release; and one concerned essentially with the aesthetic politics of its creators may divert or anger, but it cannot enlighten.
American actor and humorist 1879-1935
I tell you folks, all politics is applesauce.
English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
Only he has the calling for politics who is sure that he will not crumble when the world from his point of view is too stupid or base for what he wants to offer. Only he who in the face of all this can say ''In spite of all!'' has the calling for politics.
John Kenneth Galbraith
American economist 1908-2006
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
Lyndon B. Johnson
American president 1908-173
Son, in politics you've got to learn that overnight chicken shit can turn to chicken salad.
American writer, screenwriter 1893-1981
That our popular art forms have become so obsessed with sex has turned the U.S.A into a nation of hobbledehoys; as if grown people don't have more vital concerns, such as taxes, inflation, dirty politics, earning a living, getting an education, or keeping out of jail.
English actor 1976-
We're living through a time where we are fighting wars fostered by politics, admittedly not on the same scale as the First World War, but with equally tragic realities for our soldiers and their families.
American historian and theorist 1910-1977
...today everything is commercialized--politics, religion, education, ideology, belief, the armed services....Everything has its price.Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
American legal scholar 1954-
A few weeks ago, I was at the gym, talking to a friend about politics. Overhearing the conversation, a young man - maybe 25 years old - interrupted to say, 'Obama? He hasn't done a single thing!'
American author and journalist 1945-
A lot of people who voted for Barack Obama expected and were led to expect something new in politics: a new tone of political discourse in Washington. And I think - I think they're disappointed, because Barack Obama is not a new kind of politician. In fact, he's an old Chicago politician.
Fawn M. Brodie
American historian and biographer 1915-1981
A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.
David Lloyd George
British Statesman, Prime Minister 1863-1945
A politician is a person with whose politics you don't agree; if you agree with him he's a statesman.
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