Quotes: politics

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  • Henry Brooks Adams
    Henry Brooks Adams
    American historian 1838-1918
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    Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
  • David Mamet
    David Mamet
    American Playwright 1947-
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    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.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
  • Hannah Arendt
    Hannah Arendt
    German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
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    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.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    Lyndon B. Johnson
    American president 1908-173
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    Son, in politics you've got to learn that overnight chicken shit can turn to chicken salad.
  • 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.
  • Cass Sunstein
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    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!'
  • 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
    Fawn M. Brodie
    American historian and biographer 1915-1981
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    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
    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.
  • Bernard Crick
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    A politics of vengeance is not politics. Revenge is a recklessness towards the future in a vain attempt to make the present abolish a suffering which is already past.
    Source: In Defence Of Politics Ch. 4, A Defence Of Politics Against Nationalism,
  • Robert Byrne
    Robert Byrne
    American author 1930-2016
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    A promising young man should go into politics so that he can go on promising for the rest of his life.
  • Billy Sunday
    Billy Sunday
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    After all is said that can be said upon the liquor traffic, its influence is degrading upon the individual, the family, politics and business, and upon everything that you touch in this old world.
    Source: As quoted in ""Billy" Sunday, the man and his message: with his own words which have won thousands for Christ" by William Thomas Ellis
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt Whitman
    American poet, essayist, and journalist 1819-1892
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    After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains.
  • George F. Will
    George F. Will
    American columnist 1941-
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    All politics takes place on a slippery slope. The most important four words in politics are ''up to a point.''
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