Top 525 Politics Quotes

We have collected the best Politics Quotes by famous authors including Michael Wolff, Aristotle, Steve Bannon, Will Rogers, H. L. Mencken and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

The most important virtue in politics was once thought
The most important virtue in politics was once thought to be likeability. But in Corbyn, dislikeable was king. Actually, dislikeability reached its apotheosis in Donald Trump, who exhibited sourness, truculence and negativity in every step and tweet.

Michael Wolff
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.

The longer they talk about identity politics, I got ’em. I want them to talk about racism every day. If the Left is focused on race and identity, and we go with economic nationalism, we can crush the Democrats.

Steve Bannon
I never went on TV one time during the campaign. Not once. You know why? Because politics is war. General Sherman would never have gone on TV to tell everyone his plans. I’d never tip my hand to the other side.

Steve Bannon
A fool and his money are soon elected.

Will Rogers
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H. L. Mencken
For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.

John W. Gardner
The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.

Theodore Roosevelt
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
My definition of a ‘friend’ is, coming from Chicago, someone who says, ‘Yeah, sure. You know what? Let’s talk about what we can talk about. Let’s help each other out. Your politics are none of my business.’

David Mamet
Our form of government can no longer be considered an experiment in politics. Crowned with success, it stands forth an example to the world and exhibits the proudest triumph of reason and philosophy.

John Tyler
My life hasn’t been all about politics.

Dennis Skinner
Gay marriage is absolutely something that I am in full support of and a big advocate of, and I think it’s an important issue, but there’s a reason that I don’t talk about politics and why I’ll never be in politics. I am not the person to ever do that.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler
I am not a full-time politician but a ‘sanyasi’ who took the path of politics to serve the masses.

Yogi Adityanath
I don’t like politics. I am not aligned to any political party. I have friends in all political parties.

Gautam Adani
Intersectionality draws attention to invisibilities that exist in feminism, in anti-racism, in class politics, so, obviously, it takes a lot of work to consistently challenge ourselves to be attentive to aspects of power that we don’t ourselves experience.

Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
There are three critical ingredients to democratic renewal and progressive change in America: good public policy, grassroots organizing and electoral politics.

Paul Wellstone
Politics is not predictions and politics is not observations. Politics is what we do. Politics is what we do, politics is what we create, by what we work for, by what we hope for and what we dare to imagine.

Paul Wellstone
When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale.

John W. Gardner
It is money, money, money! Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.

Robert Byrd
I’m not deeply ideologically driven. I believe in good center-right politics.

John Key
It is divisive politics to infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens after a national tragedy.

Matt Rosendale
There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose.

John Kenneth Galbraith
When we started making ‘Borgen,’ no one had any idea it would have any appeal outside Denmark. No one expected it to follow the success of ‘The Killing’ because it’s basically all about Danish politics.

Sidse Babett Knudsen
All politics is local.

Thomas P. O’Neill
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.

William E. Gladstone
The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy.

Theodore White
Conflict and callous politics drive famine.

Winnie Byanyima
I am not at all a politician. I don’t think I’m cut out for politics. I am certainly not going to stand for election.

Pervez Musharraf
The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.

Fidel Castro
I used to be of the opinion that it didn’t matter who you voted for. The world balanced itself out and kept on truckin’. Which is true, but politics are still important.

Jim Jefferies
Young people have so much more power than they tend to think to be able to affect politics. And if people will organize and get involved and go out and knock on doors and hand out leaflets and make a change, then they can determine the future.

John F. Kerry
Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.

Richard Armour
I think few people of education enter politics because it seems like a contact blood sport.

Sherry Turkle
Politics is a strong and slow boring of hard boards.

Max Weber
The Twist was a guided missile launched from the ghetto into the heart of suburbia. The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion and law could never do, in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court could only write on the books.

Eldridge Cleaver
Do you know who the real hypocrite is? It’s the federal government and the Justice Department. It’s a fraud; it’s a lie. They have no interest in the education of black children. They are only interested in the politics of it.

James Meredith
In politics nothing is contemptible.

Benjamin Disraeli
Whatever you thought of his politics, Ronald Reagan was a great man, a courageous man. He took an assassin’s bullet and joked to the doctors as they desperately worked to save his life.

Christopher Buckley
Office politics are bloody-minded, but weak on content.

Mason Cooley
There is a type of snobbish, pompous journalist who thinks that the only news that has any validity is war, famine, pestilence or politics. I don’t come from that school.

Piers Morgan
Although he’s regularly asked to do so, God does not take sides in American politics.

George J. Mitchell
I paid too heavy a price for perestroika.

Mikhail Gorbachev
I think bad politics are incredibly dangerous, so it’s important to make sure that people are communicating well. Culture and morale are super important. It’s best to not force it, but let it happen organically and genuinely.

Aaron Levie
The one thing politicians will always vote for is more politics, so in 2000 they invented the post of mayor of London without ever really thinking what it was a mayor would do.

A. A. Gill
When you get together in a group, it becomes like a family, with the different personalities and the politics that comes with being in a band. It’s different than bringing something in by yourself.

Albert Hammond, Jr.
In order to have your voice be heard in Washington, you have to make some little contribution.

Elon Musk
Politics is not a world for the squeamish or fainthearted.

Maurice Saatchi
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.

Charles de Gaulle
We need leadership. We don’t need a doubling down on the failed politics of the past.

Paul Ryan
Politics is a messy business, but campaigning prepares you for governing. It prepares you to get hit, stand strong, and, if necessary, hit back.

James Carville
Politics makes strange bedfellows.

Charles Dudley Warner
It’s not just the effect of technology on the environment, on religion, on the economic structure, on society, on politics, etc. It’s that everything now exists in technology to the point where technology is the new and comprehensive host of nature of life.

Godfrey Reggio
Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.

Mahatma Gandhi
Authentic apology is a tricky thing to pull off in politics, which is why it so seldom occurs. Plausible deniability must be preserved. True contrition has to be displayed. Traitors to the cause must be immediately be jettisoned. Most of all, the goal is to stop the bleeding.

Gwen Ifill
I love politics.

Wolf Blitzer
The battle in American politics used to be for the middle. Now, it’s all about the building and the intensity of support on the far left and far right wings of both parties. And we have forgotten about the people here in the middle.

Hamilton Jordan
But the rising chorus urging ESPN to change its stripes is missing something: The intersection of sports and politics is natural. And the left-wing lean of ESPN is inevitable. Conservatives bothered by the slant should stop hand-wringing and start their own network.

S.E. Cupp
My father was a politician. My grandfather was a politician too, maybe it’s an innate idea of representing people that we have in our family. I won’t go into politics. I think I can provide the voice for the voiceless through law.

Eniola Aluko
There are those who maintain that in this world women have no right to interfere in the affairs of state, in politics, in plots and counter-plots. Others that are who, more chivalrous, are willing to admit that women have as much right to act, think, and speak as men.

Belle Boyd
I hope ‘Chess’ will hit the big screen. It seems a natural to me. Good venues, tunes, and politics.

Tim Rice
A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.

Caskie Stinnett
One thing I have learned in my time in politics is that if one of the parties is shameless, the other party cannot afford to be spineless.

Frank Lautenberg
I would say that no film is apolitical. There are politics in all films. Any film that is anchored in a society, any film that deals with humanity is necessarily political.

Abbas Kiarostami
There is in fact no such thing as art for art’s sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.

Mao Zedong
Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.

Lady Bird Johnson
Too great a love for the presidency has caused Democrats to neglect state and local politics and to overly prize compromise and a futile quest for bipartisanship. It has made liberals too allergic to federalism and too shy about grassroots politics.

Joy Reid
You may not be thinking about politics, but politics is thinking about you.

Kerry Washington
In politics, you’re like a toilet seat: you’re up one day and down the next.

Doug Ford
Good thing we’ve still got politics in Texas – finest form of free entertainment ever invented.

Molly Ivins
Sports and politics don’t mix.

Eric Heiden
You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.

Charles Bukowski
In politics it is necessary either to betray one’s country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.

Charles de Gaulle
Politics is the womb in which war develops.

Carl von Clausewitz
Ferdinand was a gold trader. He was a lawyer for mining companies. When he entered politics in l949, he had tons and tons of gold. When Bill Gates was a college dropout, Ferdinand already possessed billions of dollars and tons of gold. It wasn’t stolen.

Imelda Marcos
I strongly believe that crossing the aisle for the good of the American people is more important than party politics.

Gabrielle Giffords
Since politics fundamentally should be a moral enterprise, the church in this sense has something to say about politics.

Pope Benedict XVI
Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.

Benjamin Disraeli
It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested in four sandwiches than four freedoms.

Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Politics was never in our blood and in our family… I will never return to it.

Politics is agony and ecstasy. The highs are amazing. The lows are excruciating.

Pierre Poilievre
I wasn’t interested in politics. My attitude about it was, I can’t make a difference no matter what I do. And the truth is, I don’t even care enough to try.

Chris Jordan
Fiscal conservatism is just an easy way to express something that is a bit more difficult, which is that the size and scope of government, and really the size and scope of politics in our lives, has grown uncomfortable, unwieldy, intrusive and inefficient.

P. J. O’Rourke
The power of women in the politics is a soft power. It is a positive change that our country and other countries in the region… are making by giving a chance to women.

Atifete Jahjaga
Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote.

William E. Simon
I hate politics. It’s slimy. Any job where people pander for votes, I don’t like. The country has gotten so partisan that if you’re not on my side, you’re the enemy. The only thing I ever try to support is a third party, like Unity08. We need more parties and more choice.

Mark Cuban
Politics ruins the character.

Otto von Bismarck
We don’t dip our toe into religion or politics, because you can’t win.

Lzzy Hale
Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.

Mao Zedong
Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.

Victor Pinchuk
No British TV company could ever make a series like ‘The West Wing’ about British politics. It would beggar credibility. No one could write it with a straight face, or perform it without giggling.

A. A. Gill
In politics, there are no friends.

Marian Wright Edelman
Uncle Matheson and my father would frequently argue long into the night about politics. Like me, he was all about socialism, togetherness and investing in people, whereas Matheson, to this day, holds very strong conservative views.

Robson Green
I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.

Abraham Lincoln
Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.

Thomas Jefferson
The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible.

Hillary Clinton
Music is the most powerful form of communication in the world. It brings us all together. Even religion separates us, but a hit record unites us across religious beliefs, race, politics.

Sean Combs
Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.

Ambrose Bierce
When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power, it is called a democracy.

Culture is about humanizing people. You look at the African-American civil rights movement, you look at the LGBT rights movement – the culture changed before the politics did.

Jose Antonio Vargas
And it turns out that tribes, not money, not factories, that can change our world, that can change politics, that can align large numbers of people. Not because you force them to do something against their will. But because they wanted to connect.

Seth Godin
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.

John Quincy Adams
I just use fashion as an excuse to talk about politics. Because I’m a fashion designer, it gives me a voice, which is really good.

Vivienne Westwood
At twenty, I implicitly dissociated poetry from politics.

Adrienne Rich
In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.

J. William Fulbright
Either one lives ‘for’ politics or one lives ‘off’ politics.

Max Weber
I’m a Republican. I may go into politics myself.

Lou Ferrigno
Politics doesn’t make strange bedfellows – marriage does.

Groucho Marx
There are no friends at cards or world politics.

Finley Peter Dunne
What we’re doing on ‘The West Wing’ is fictional. It’s not a place to learn about politics or government. Has there ever been a fundraiser on ‘The West Wing?’ No. So right there, you’re in Disneyland.

Lawrence O’Donnell
If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act.

Robert Jackson
You can’t assume anything in politics. That’s why every Saturday I walk around my district. I talk to the longshoremen in Charlestown. I listen to the people in East Boston and their concern on the airport noise. I walk down to the Star Market in Porter Square, and people tell me about meat prices.

Thomas P. O’Neill
In American politics, the deepest rivalry is between the rational world and the right wing of the GOP, who are increasingly marginalized in their view that America cannot take on the big challenges.

Tom Steyer
Politics is the diversion of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men.

George Jean Nathan
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

John Kenneth Galbraith
First rule of politics: you can’t win unless you’re on the ballot. Second rule: If you run, you may lose. And, if you tie, you do not win.

Donald Rumsfeld
What drew me to politics in the first place was the fact that I wanted to have a place to take a stand and use my voice to express what I believed in. But I’ve no longer got any political aspirations. I feel that as a politician, fifty per cent of people would hate you before you even left the house.

Jon Bon Jovi
I am not made for politics because I am incapable of wanting or accepting the death of the adversary.

Albert Camus
After much prayerful consideration, I feel that I must say I have climbed my last political mountain.

George Wallace
Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.

Daniel Webster
In politics, you have to compromise from morning to evening. Democracy is the art of compromise.

Reinhold Messner
When you’re a performer, you have to please a large audience. And when you’re in politics, you have to please a large audience, too.

Shirley Temple
Commodities such as gold and silver have a world market that transcends national borders, politics, religions, and race. A person may not like someone else’s religion, but he’ll accept his gold.

Robert Kiyosaki
A week is a long time in politics.

Harold Wilson
Westminster politics is very unattractive, and people are channelling political energy into more inward questioning – there are a lot of musicians whose songs are all about feeling, and it’s almost like that’s the only safe place to express yourself.

Johnny Flynn
People say, ‘Oh, politics is so polarized today,’ and I’m thinking… ‘1861, that was polarized.’

P. J. O’Rourke
I’m confident about my stint with politics. But I won’t leave acting, one, because it brings me my daily bread, and second, I realized that whatever little extra recognition I have today, it’s thanks to my acting career.

Vishwajeet Pradhan
The polarization of Congress; the decline of civility; and the rise of attack politics in the 1980s, the 1990s, and the early years of the new century are a blot on our political system and a disservice to the American people.

Edward Brooke
There can be no wise politics without thought beforehand.

Annie Besant
Politics is activity in relation to power.

Francis Parker Yockey
It is impossible to practice parliamentary politics without having patience, decency, politeness and courtesy.

Khaleda Zia
In Cuba, taking into account the long fight for our independence and sovereignty, we will defend the one-party system in the face of the games, demagogy and the marketing of politics.

Raul Castro
Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.

Winston Churchill
We all have our likes and our dislikes. But… when we’re doing news – when we’re doing the front-page news, not the back page, not the op-ed pages, but when we’re doing the daily news, covering politics – it is our duty to be sure that we do not permit our prejudices to show. That is simply basic journalism.

Walter Cronkite
The values that I have are the values I was raised with, from where I’m from, which is a middle-class place. So that informs everything about me, my politics and all that stuff. I mean, politically, I vote against my own self-interest at every election. I actively ask these people to raise my taxes.

Matt Damon
In politics it is necessary to take nothing tragically and everything seriously.

Louis Adolphe Thiers
I am so sick and tired of participating in this predictable cycle of politics, where a mass shooting happens, the left calls for new gun laws – some meaningful, some unproductive – the right yells ‘slippery slope’ and hides behind the Constitution.

S.E. Cupp
My friend told me later he got the chicken pox. I told him I caught politics and never got over it.

Jack Johnson
When I came to Johannesburg from the countryside, I knew nobody, but many strangers were very kind to me. I then was dragged into politics, and then, subsequently, I became a lawyer.

Nelson Mandela
In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.

Clare Boothe Luce
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.

Margaret Thatcher
Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.

William O. Douglas
I don’t believe in gutter politics. I don’t believe in gutter journalism.

Maria Shriver
In American religious history, theological qualms tend to get pushed aside when politics intervenes.

Rick Perlstein
Politics have no relation to morals.

Niccolo Machiavelli
Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole.

John F. Kennedy
Judges make tough decisions on child abuse, divorce, property disputes, drunk driving, domestic violence and other issues that should be free from politics.

Roy Cooper
Any new technology, if it’s used by evil people, bad things can happen. But that’s more a question of the politics of the technology.

Geoffrey Hinton
Trump represented a movement of dissatisfaction, the dissent, unhappiness, division cultivated by years of identity politics and the bullying of arrogant, insufferable, intolerant social justice warriors who used the last two terms to punish anyone who reminded them of Daddy.

Greg Gutfeld
I’m obsessed with politics, and I talk about it any chance I can get. I have strong opinions about how the world should be run.

Rush Limbaugh, we expect nonsense from him. But the Vatican, that’s another story. When the Vatican is so threatened that it launches attacks on nuns, well, you know what they say in politics, a hit dog hollers.

Jennifer Granholm
I feel like all my films have my politics. As a film-maker, whatever story you’re telling, your value system comes out.

Zoya Akhtar
When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight, otherwise known as political power.

Maggie Gallagher
Party honesty is party expediency.

Grover Cleveland
Throughout my years championing for civil rights, analyzing politics and advocating on behalf of the voiceless, I am disturbed the most when harmless children suffer because of politics or detrimental policies.

Al Sharpton
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

Ronald Reagan
The idea that religion and politics don’t mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.

Jerry Falwell
I think it’s a terrible shame that politics has become show business.

Sydney Pollack
Community organizing is all about building grassroots support. It’s about identifying the people around you with whom you can create a common, passionate cause. And it’s about ignoring the conventional wisdom of company politics and instead playing the game by very different rules.

Tom Peters
I detest politics, to be honest with you. It’s a cesspool. And I don’t think I would fare well in that cesspool because I don’t believe in political correctness and I certainly don’t believe in dishonesty.

Ben Carson
We’re also far enough from the publishing power that we have no access to the politics of publishing, although there are interpersonal politics, of course.

Katherine Dunn
NASA is an engine of innovation and inspiration as well as the world’s premier space exploration agency, and we are well served by politicians working to keep it that way, instead of turning it into a mere jobs program, or worse, cutting its budget.

Bill Nye
Isn’t that what we come into politics for? To say to people: ‘You can do it, too – there is a chance to serve your community. There is a chance to shape it co-operatively and democratically, without fear or favour.’ And that is what I tried to do.

Joan Kirner
You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat.

Jackie Kennedy
The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation.

Benjamin Disraeli
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

Khalil Gibran
When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor; when we have a construction job to do, we want an uncommon engineer, and when we are at war, we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man.

Herbert Hoover
I’m not sophisticated when it comes to politics, when it comes to journalism.

Aaron Sorkin
I adore my family. I don’t love their politics. I think they’re wonderful parents. They were dreadful at parenting.

Alexandra Fuller
Human evolution relies on cooperation, which is why identity politics feels so backward.

Greg Gutfeld
Chicago is known for good steaks, expensive stores and beautiful architecture. Unfortunately, the Windy City also enjoys a reputation for corrupt politics, violent crime, and some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere in the country.

Bob Barr
One of biggest lies in politics is the lie that Republicans are the party of big business. Big business does great with big government. Big business is very happy to climb in bed with big government. Republicans are and should be the party of small business and of entrepreneurs.

Ted Cruz
I don’t know a lot about politics.

Canelo Alvarez
Man is by nature a political animal.

Religion has to stay in the heart, not in politics. It is private.

Tahar Ben Jelloun
At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence.

Booker T. Washington
What we see before us is a politics devoid of kindness and truth… today, politics is not being used in the service of the people: it is being used to crush them, not to lift them up.

Rahul Gandhi
There’s a lot of politics in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There’s a lot us artists would change about the induction ceremony and who they pick.

Joe Walsh
Am I a liberal or conservative? I’m neither. Like most Americans, I find politics very frustrating. Like most Americans, I’d like to hear from politicians the facts. That is what drives me.

Soledad O’Brien
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 McCarthy
He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers.

Henry Adams
India has never played politics with national security.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee
One baby is a patient baby, and waits indefinitely until its mother is ready to feed it. The other baby is an impatient baby and cries lustily, screams and kicks and makes everybody unpleasant until it is fed. Well, we know perfectly well which baby is attended to first. That is the whole history of politics.

Emmeline Pankhurst
War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means.

Carl von Clausewitz
In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want.

C. Northcote Parkinson
Morality binds people into groups. It gives us tribalism, it gives us genocide, war, and politics. But it also gives us heroism, altruism, and sainthood.

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

Gilbert Highet
‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

Thomas Paine
Do you think it’s possible to discuss politics without preaching?

Steven Brust
High levels of economic inequality lead to imbalances in political power, as those at the top use their economic weight to shape our politics in ways that give them more economic power.

Joseph Stiglitz
People want change but not too much change. Finding that balance is tricky for every politician.

Eleanor Clift
Always, with any sort of politics, which is why we haven’t got any, you get extremists, and once you get extremists, you get people doing great things and terrible things… for every following of some sort, you get followers who distort things.

Siouxsie Sioux
I’ve always sort of thought that politics was a high and noble calling and a good thing to do.

Boris Johnson
I’m in politics to change things – if possible, for the better. I was a journalist for a long time, but I had a kind of midlife crisis, and I decided I needed to do something to get on the pitch and stop endlessly kicking over other peoples’ sandcastles.

Boris Johnson
Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.

Will Rogers
The good news is that, according to the Obama administration, the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration, you’re rich.

P. J. O’Rourke
War has rules, mud wrestling has rules – politics has no rules.

Ross Perot
Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
You don’t enter politics when you come to parliament. I was getting politics for breakfast, dinner and tea when I was a little kid.

Dennis Skinner
No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution… revolution is but thought carried into action.

Emma Goldman
Genocide is not just a murderous madness; it is, more deeply, a politics that promises a utopia beyond politics – one people, one land, one truth, the end of difference. Since genocide is a form of political utopia, it remains an enduring temptation in any multiethnic and multicultural society in crisis.

Michael Ignatieff
In politics, you never know who’s going to die, retire, or – in Illinois – get indicted.

Aaron Schock
I discourage a cult of personality.

Newt Gingrich
Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.

Gore Vidal
I feel that if I am freed of the burden of politics, then I can do more, and I can take more unpopular decisions.

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
The United States brags about its political system, but the President says one thing during the election, something else when he takes office, something else at midterm and something else when he leaves.

Deng Xiaoping
Compared to politics, I think sports is funnier, because it’s inconsequential. And politics can be real important and all that. The more pointless something is, the funnier it is, you know?

Norm MacDonald
Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.

Will Rogers
The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.

John Foster Dulles
The problem with religious doctrine, as with politics, because of its ability to give people authority, it has a tendency to attract people that want authority for all the wrong reasons, and that is what it has done across all time.

Tobias Forge
In politics, an organized minority is a political majority.

Jesse Jackson
Politics is about the improvement of people’s lives. It’s about advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and the world. Politics is about doing well for the people.

Paul Wellstone
The Congress has historically played covert communal politics in order to create what in India we call vote banks where you pit one community against another and so on in order to secure votes.

Arundhati Roy
The Kingdom is the love of God prevailing in politics, in business, in government, in media. It is all the impact of the laws of God creating a social environment where the strong help the weak, where those who have give to those who don’t. It’s a society where relationships are built on love.

Myles Munroe
I don’t get that involved in politics because I’m in my dance bubble.

Motsi Mabuse
Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.

James Russell Lowell
As new technologies upend the economics of climate change, the politics surrounding the environment are changing, too.

Brian Deese
If we tried to write about politics, you’d realize that we’re all a bunch of idiots.

Mark Hoppus
We need elected officials who overcome partisan politics to really help people.

Ed O’Neill
For a lot of people, most of their exposure to politics and politicians involves events on the campaign trail, interviews on cable news, or seeing a viral tweet here or there. But day to day, there’s so much more than anyone sees.

John Fetterman
All the political angst and moral melodrama about getting ‘the rich’ to pay ‘their fair share’ is part of a big charade. This is not about economics, it is about politics.

Thomas Sowell
We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate.

Kin Hubbard
Let me say at the outset, there would be no space for vendetta politics in Punjab.

Amarinder Singh
If you are a writer from Turkey, Pakistan, Nigeria, Egypt, you don’t have the luxury of being apolitical. You can’t say, ‘That’s politics. I’m just doing my work.’

Elif Safak
I follow politics in a big way, and always have since I was a kid. I’ve got opinions, but they’re opinions on both sides – not just anti-Republican, which is a real popular thing for a rap artist to do. If you dis Republicans, nobody will get mad. I think the two-party system sucks. It’s absolutely ignorant.

Sir Mix-a-Lot
We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.

Stewart Udall
Beware the politically obsessed. They are often bright and interesting, but they have something missing in their natures; there is a hole, an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up. It leaves them somehow misshapen.

Peggy Noonan
America’s present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.

Warren G. Harding
Feminists must denounce the use of white insecurity – whether in relation to white womanhood, white neighborhoods, white politics, or white wealth – to justify the brutal assaults against black people of all genders.

Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
The twenty minutes or more we spend inside the ring, that’s the fun part. It’s the rest of our lives that’s the real battle – the ruthless backstage politics, the constant traveling, the endless mental and physical aches and pains.

Eddie Guerrero
Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.

John Kenneth Galbraith
The only security men can have for their political liberty, consists in keeping their money in their own pockets.

Lysander Spooner
The military destabilised my government on politically motivated charges.

Benazir Bhutto
The President’s post should not be politicised. Once a president is elected, he is above politics.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.

Alfred Adler
Hip hop music is important precisely because it sheds light on contemporary politics, history, and race. At its best, hip hop gives voice to marginal black youth we are not used to hearing from on such topics.

Michael Eric Dyson
I’m in politics to defend the rights of Canadians – to secure a brighter future.

Erin O’Toole
Indian writers in English are rank individualists. Even among the progressives, there is a strain of anti-leftism, or at least a suspicion of any organized politics.

Amitava Kumar
Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions.

Jonathan Swift
What’s different now is that while political leaders used to give talking points to talk radio, now talk-radio hosts are giving talking points to political leaders. It’s all part of the suffocating spin cycle we’re in. In media, politics and publishing, the conventional wisdom is to play to this base.

John Avlon
They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.

Clare Boothe Luce
Well, you know what, I’m 60 years old, and I’ve been interested in politics since I was on my daddy’s knee. During the 1948 election, we were praying for Truman. I know a lot about politics.

Roger Ebert
Politics is politics; art is art. If you play a political role, you have to stop being an artist.

Youssou N’Dour
The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.

Thomas Sowell
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.

Jeff Rich
My philosophy comes from a worldview that looks at the world as one. It’s a holistic view that sees the world as interconnected and interdependent and integrated in so many different ways, which informs my politics.

Dennis Kucinich
The hope of a new politics does not lie in formulating a left-wing reply to the right-it lies in rejecting conventional political categories.

Christopher Lasch
War should be the politics of last resort. And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people understand and support.

Colin Powell
Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

John Kenneth Galbraith
I do not believe in sex distinction in literature, law, politics, or trade – or that modesty and virtue are more becoming to women than to men, but wish we had more of it everywhere.

Belva Lockwood
Under every stone lurks a politician.

Any time scientists disagree, it’s because we have insufficient data. Then we can agree on what kind of data to get; we get the data; and the data solves the problem. Either I’m right, or you’re right, or we’re both wrong. And we move on. That kind of conflict resolution does not exist in politics or religion.

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Our only real hope for democracy is that we get the money out of politics entirely and establish a system of publicly funded elections.

Noam Chomsky
Politics is so personal, vicious and immediate, how are you going to get anything done? Even the local politics where I live have gotten so ugly.

Robin Williams
I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny.

Zell Miller
Beethoven was a deeply political man in the broadest sense of the word. He was not interested in daily politics, but concerned with questions of moral behaviour and the larger questions of right and wrong affecting the entire society.

Daniel Barenboim
Politics is not perfect but it’s the best available nonviolent means of changing how we live.

Maynard Jackson
The best politics is no politics.

Henry M. Jackson
Alliance – in international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other’s pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.

Ambrose Bierce
In the American ‘melting pot,’ identity politics wants to smash that pot – to bring us back to the Dark Ages, when collaboration was sparse.

Greg Gutfeld
In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?

Barack Obama
One of the great things about the sci-fi genre is that you can kind of get away with a bit more when talking politics, making social references or dealing with very hot-button topics because it is sci-fi.

Rachel Nichols
I always say I was a liberal, but I wasn’t active in politics. I just assumed I was a liberal because I was black and I was a woman. And I know now that sounds really foolish, but I had different priorities.

Candace Owens
Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.

Frank Zappa
Louisiana’s spicy, colorful politics have saddled our state with a reputation for tolerating lax ethical standards in government.

John Kennedy
There ain’t no answer. There ain’t gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That’s the answer.

Gertrude Stein
The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. They did not want public office.

Herbert Hoover
At present, our country needs women’s idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.

Shirley Chisholm
Objective journalism is one of the main reasons that American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long.

Hunter S. Thompson
There’s a lot of politics in television and a lot of in-fighting and all that sort of stuff, but in the end, we are purveyors of entertainment. Viewers are not really bogged down in who’s doing what and who hates who and who’s doing best in the ratings. They watch television to be entertained.

James May
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.

Vladimir Lenin
I had no intention of entering politics, but then the force of events led me to become involved in politics.

Sergio Mattarella
Statesmanship is harder than politics. Politics is the art of getting along with people, whereas statesmanship is the art of getting along with politicians.

Fletcher Knebel
Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.

Herbert Hoover
I consider politics very boring.

Sanjay Gandhi
Hypocrisy needs to be called out in American politics, and the absurd has reached the point where it is just insufferable.

Ana Navarro
The essential ingredient of politics is timing.

Pierre Trudeau
What do you want to be a sailor for? There are greater storms in politics than you will ever find at sea. Piracy, broadsides, blood on the decks. You will find them all in politics.

David Lloyd George
The game has a cleanness. If you do a good job, the numbers say so. You don’t have to ask anyone or play politics. You don’t have to wait for the reviews.

Sandy Koufax
I saw the real difference between politicians who supported programs like Head Start and those who didn’t. I started getting really excited about politics.

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

Des Browne
My politics of optimism and hope still casts its lot with the Democrats – in the optimistic hope that the dying embers of its status as the party of our better angels, one that took risks for social justice, can still be fanned into a flame. But I’m an old man, born in 1969.

Rick Perlstein
The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare.

John Major
If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.

William Tecumseh Sherman
History and social sciences were my interests. I was always interested in knowing how societies get organized, why there is rich and poor divide, why there are classes. I was never apolitical. I think we are all political in a way. Politics decides our day-to-day life.

Pawan Kalyan
As politics is not subtraction but addition, those who share views and ideas need to join forces and they have to cooperate with political opponents even after they win an election.

Park Won-soon
I always wanted to get into politics, but I was never light enough to make the team.

Art Buchwald
There’s a problem with political polling in that you have so much pressure to do what your client wants you to do and say what your client wants you to say. I’ve never felt that pressure. I am independent of the political parties.

Frank Luntz
I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics.

T. S. Eliot
In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.

Winston Churchill
We need real campaign finance reform to loosen the grip of special interests on politics.

Tom Daschle
Never talk to a client about architecture. Talk to him about his children. That is simply good politics. he will not understand what you have to say about architecture most of the time.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
No, I’m not interested in politics. I have zero interest. I have interest in hope and people.

A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.

Theodore Roosevelt
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.

Napoleon Bonaparte
If you are worried about what people think of you, you should go into politics. Real actors take chances.

Rob Lowe
People use restaurants to do business, to do politics, to socialize.

Danny Meyer
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.

David Attenborough
You have to believe that it’s through politics that societies can lead social and economic and political change.

David Miliband
Our obligation to the people we serve is too important to place politics and partisanship before progress and results.

Charlie Baker
You can study government and politics in school, but the best way to really understand the process is to volunteer your time.

Rob McKenna
In ‘Healing the Soul of America,’ I wrote about Gandhi’s notion of soul force in politics and why it matters to stand on your truth.

Marianne Williamson
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.

E. B. White
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

John Kenneth Galbraith
Our party is a diverse one, as is my home state of Illinois.

Dick Durbin
You know they say the most dangerous person of the world is a member of the United States Congress just home from a three-day fact-finding trip.

Johnny Isakson
When times are tough, constant conflict may be good politics but in the real world, cooperation works better. After all, nobody’s right all the time, and a broken clock is right twice a day.

William J. Clinton
Nostalgia is a particular affliction of immigrant fiction, and it’s led to a kind of sclerosis of the form. I hate nostalgia, and I feel it’s good to be aware of the politics of these genres.

Neel Mukherjee
The marginalized did not create identity politics: their identities have been forced on them by dominant groups, and politics is the most effective method of revolt.

Stacey Abrams
Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical.

Margaret Fuller
Politics is the conspiracy of the unproductive but organized against the productive but unorganized.

Joseph Sobran
Music and politics are in essence about communication. Without over-stretching the analogy I do feel a sense of rhythm is important in getting your message across.

Charles Kennedy
I have an aim – I have a clear aim in my mind, and the aim is that I do not like what I see in Indian politics; it is something that is inside my heart.

Rahul Gandhi
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.

Gore Vidal
We can create a new kind of politics: kinder, more respectful, but courageous, too.

Jeremy Corbyn
When I came into politics, I remember reading these scorecards of my performance, and I would routinely have these comments about not being assertive enough.

Jacinda Ardern
Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.

Richard M. Nixon
Politics is a blood sport.

Aneurin Bevan
American influence in the world is certainly considerable, but the United States does not control, directly or indirectly, the politics and economics of other societies, as empires have always done, save for a few special cases that turn out to be the exceptions that prove the rule.

Michael Mandelbaum
If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.

Thomas Sowell
One of the things being in politics has taught me is that men are not a reasoned or reasonable sex.

Margaret Thatcher
Politics is not about winning for the sake of winning.

Paul Wellstone
Working together during the past three years, we have confounded the skeptics and the cynics. We’ve shown that here in Virginia, Democrats and Republicans can come together, put politics aside, and make tough decisions when times demand it.

Mark Warner
My dream of politics all my life has been that it is the common business, that it is something we owe to each other to understand and discuss with absolute frankness.

Woodrow Wilson
When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were – to the very last minute – a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
I think we need more young people; we need to elect young people to government. We need to give them a chance, in the media, in politics, in democracy.

Mikhail Gorbachev
American politics is theatre. There is a frightening emotionalism at national conventions.

Robert Dallek
Television doesn’t like politics very well, if you can infer that from the way they cover it.

Jack Germond
I wish I could make music about politics. I feel like it’s such an art and a talent that I admire tremendously, but when I step into the studio, I step out of the real world, and it’s therapeutic.

The Weeknd
I’m not going to be intimidated by people or identity politics. I think that’s a dead end.

Shepard Fairey
Nature is full of drama. I know nothing about biology, about birds, about insects, about the details of politics. I just make movies about human interest stories.

Jacques Perrin
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.

R. Buckminster Fuller
The BJP, undoubtedly, is a party with a mission. Spreading hatred and religious discord, indulging in state-sponsored violence and fake encounter killings, and resorting to divisive politics have been integral to this mission.

Kapil Sibal
This idea that a book can either be about character and feeling, or about politics and idea, is just a false binary. Ideas are an expression of the feelings and the intense emotions we hold about the world.

Richard Powers
I don’t believe in politics. I’m an anarchist, I guess you could say. I think people could be just fine looking after themselves.

Woody Harrelson
In politics a capable ruler must be guided by circumstances, conjectures and conjunctions.

Catherine the Great
Hypocrisy is the scarlet letter in politics.

Mark McKinnon
You have to be able to interact with people whose politics you disagree with.

Khaled Hosseini
I just don’t think our best are in politics. I think these guys are inept.

John Layfield
I’ve been offered political shows before, and I don’t know anything about politics and I feel uncomfortable making political opinions – there’s consequences to them. I often think I’m wrong, so I really don’t like getting in political or religious discussions because of the giant possibility that I might be wrong.

Norm MacDonald
University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.

Henry Kissinger
I worked as long in a fish and chip shop as I did in Parliament. I’ve had particular experiences in politics, but they’re not my only ones, and they’re not the ones that defined me.

Jacinda Ardern
That, sir, depends on whether I embrace your mistress or your politics.

John Wilkes
Making promises and then saddling yourself with a political system and a political union that means that you cannot deliver those promises, I fear, doesn’t contribute to an atmosphere of trust and confidence in politics.

Michael Gove
My view on politics is much more grassroots oriented; it’s not old boy network oriented, so I tend to, you know, come at it a little bit stronger, a little bit more street-wise, if you will. That’s rubbed some feathers the wrong way.

Michael Steele
Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business.

Paul Valery
Compared to politics, I think sports is funnier, because it’s inconsequential. And politics can be real important and all that. The more pointless something is, the funnier it is, you know? And the more grave or important things are… You know, some comedians can get this disease where they get serious all the time.

Norm MacDonald
No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.

Jacob Bronowski
Like anyone who follows politics, I am sometimes mesmerized by the twisted and relentless drama playing out in Washington. But I also know about the price of distraction – the consequences of our attention being diverted from how politics affects daily life.

Pete Buttigieg
I reject the cynical view that politics is a dirty business.

Richard M. Nixon
Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations, in politics, perhaps even in business; in science only one thing matters, and that is the facts.

Hans Eysenck
I tend to avoid televisions, politics, and places with velvet ropes.

Demetri Martin
In a time of domestic crisis, men of goodwill and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics.

John F. Kennedy
Anybody who doesn’t know that politics is crime has got a few screws loose.

James Ellroy
Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society.

Pope John Paul II
The bull market, rising prices, earning lots of money, make it seem as if the good days will never end. When prices are falling and there is a recession, that also feels as though it will last for ever. Politics is the same. People simply can’t imagine changing circumstances.

Kwasi Kwarteng
I was proud my father spoke Arabic fluently – his father sent him to learn Arabic from a sheikh – and we had Arab friends. His task of understanding the Arabs – not only politics but poetry – was very important; he took it as a vocation.

A. B. Yehoshua
There is so much partisan and tribal politics, from not just those seeking office but potential voters as well, that we never get real attempts at solutions to problems.

Mark Cuban
I am not a politician. I am not in politics. I’m just a citizen.

Mo Ibrahim
Any criticism of Thatcher throws a dangerously absurd light on the entire machinery of British politics. Thatcher’s name must be protected, not because of all the wrong that she had done, but because the people around her allowed her to do it.

Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.

William O. Douglas
In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.

Alexander Hamilton
Neither politics of chaos and anarchy has succeeded earlier and nor will succeed in future.

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

Edmund Burke
Surgeon generals are appointed by presidents, but our work isn’t about politics. Our highest duty to to the public. Our true guide is science. Our job is to speak the truth about public health, even when it’s controversial or perceived as political.

Vivek Murthy
When feminism does not explicitly oppose racism, and when anti-racism does not incorporate opposition to patriarchy, race and gender politics often end up being antagonistic to each other, and both interests lose.

Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
The ’90s were extremely diverse, almost like a laboratory of the new century. There was much experimenting around, in politics, economics, gender and family structures, and also in fashion. There was a cloud of possibilities which kept us all dizzy.

Jil Sander
What is politics? Political system is equal to development politics plus political politics.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Liberalism is Rationalism in politics.

Francis Parker Yockey
Politics is applesauce.

Will Rogers
You’ll never get me to speak religion. You’ll never get me to speak politics.

Joe Budden
Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government asked me to serve as a fellow at its Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy. After my varied and celebrated career in television, movies, publishing, and the lucrative world of corporate speaking, being a fellow at Harvard seemed, frankly, like a step down.

Al Franken
For ‘The Grace of Kings,’ I read Han Dynasty historical records in Classical Chinese, which allowed me to get a sense of the complexity of the politics and the ‘surprisingly modern’ reactions of the historical figures to recurrent problems of state administration.

Ken Liu
As a black woman, my politics and political affiliation are bound up with and flow from participation in my people’s struggle for liberation, and with the fight of oppressed people all over the world against American imperialism.

Angela Davis
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.

P. J. O’Rourke
Our culture is more shaped by the arts and humanities than it often is by politics.

Jim Leach
The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.

Erich Fromm
I stay out of politics because if I begin thinking too much about politics, I’ll probably… drop writing children’s books and become a political cartoonist again.

Dr. Seuss
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.

I’m not into politics.

David Stern
Sincerity and competence is a strong combination. In politics, it is everything.

Peggy Noonan
Literature offers not just a window into the culture of diverse regions, but also the society, the politics; it’s the only place where we can keep track of ideas.

Reza Aslan
Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.

Thomas Babington Macaulay
I’ve accepted that I was a failure in politics. I was not qualified for the job.

Amitabh Bachchan
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.

Doug Larson
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
When we have a Deputy Prime Minister who tells people not to drive cars but has two Jags himself, and where the Minister who tells people not to have two homes turns out to have nine himself no wonder the public believe politicians are hypocrites.

William Hague
Politics is applied biology.

Ernst Haeckel
Politics is not bean bags. It’s serious, tough stuff.

Colin Powell
If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.

Winston Churchill
We are against politics of religion and caste.

The argument of the broken window pane is the most valuable argument in modern politics.

Emmeline Pankhurst
Politics is organized hatred, that is unity.

John Jay Chapman
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

Ernest Benn
People favouring their relatives more than an outsider is what the biggest fight in democracy is, let it be in film industry or politics.

Ram Gopal Varma
If you see something is going wrong within politics and the world today, then some Hip Hop artist is gonna come along and get straight with it. If they think that there’s a lot of racism going on then there’s another Hip Hop artist who’s gonna come out and speak their mind.

Afrika Bambaataa
The latter 1940s and early ’50s were a time of tense, explosive conflict, in the world at large and in the politics of our nation.

M. Stanton Evans
I’m not a political person. When I start to get into it, it just upsets me. I feel so powerless when it comes to politics. So I’ve just decided to be non-political and very, very pro-soldier.

Channing Tatum
The AAP was not the first group of well-meaning outsiders in politics.

Abhijit Banerjee
In the business of politics, emotions and productive dissatisfaction with the world in which we live today are gradually being covered up by the minutiae of ordinary life.

Sigmar Gabriel
Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you.

Ralph Nader
War is the ultimate tool of politics.

R. Buckminster Fuller
Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism.

Bill Moyers
Most people don’t want to talk about politics and religion. They say, ‘Let’s talk about something else.’

If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government.

Barry Goldwater
The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.

Reinhold Niebuhr
Remember that a civilized nation cannot just have one party; if there were only one party, this would merely be a dictatorship. Politics could not advance.

Sun Yat-sen
Men enter local politics solely as a result of being unhappily married.

C. Northcote Parkinson
I believe in the separation of church and state, but I do not believe in the separation of politics from religion.

Rick Warren
To think that the heritage of the West, including post-war liberalism, was a selfish, secular, practical arrangement of politics is a fiction.

Ben Domenech
To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics.

Vladimir Lenin
I never let politics get personal. You can have the most intense, heated debate on issues, and so long as you keep it on issues, you can go out and have coffee afterwards and you’re good friends.

Phil Crane
My dreams of NHL glory were never fulfilled so I had to settle for politics instead.

Pierre Poilievre
I mean that I think I find the psychology of people more interesting than politics. I think the psychology of politics is more interesting than straight politics.

Joan Cusack
Politics is a lot of serendipity. You’re in the right place and the right time and you’ve got the right message, and it either connects for you or, or it doesn’t.

Jon Huntsman, Jr.
Politics is a conversation between the contestant and the voter.

Prakash Raj
We don’t have to settle for disgraceful politics. We don’t have to settle for being as terrible as Donald Trump.

Michael Bennet
I’ve always been very suspicious of the left-right dimension in politics.

Richard Dawkins
As we’ve always said, in politics the person with the biggest number wins.

Wayne LaPierre
The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face.

Clare Boothe Luce
I think I’m one of the most patriotic people that I’ve ever encountered in America. I consider myself a bedrock patriot. I participate very actively in local politics, because my voice might be worthwhile. I participate in a meaningful way – not by donations; I work at it.

Hunter S. Thompson
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
War is the continuation of politics by other means.

Carl von Clausewitz
In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Cartoons, if you ask me, are the most powerful weapon in today’s politics. Balasaheb Thackeray has proved this.

Raj Thackeray
Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.

Winston Churchill
We expected that people were just waiting for the collapse of the Soviet Union, or at least for its retreat, and they were going to be full of initiative in all areas of life – in culture, in economy and in politics.

Andrzej Wajda
There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors… I mean it.

Margaret Thatcher
You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.

John Morley
Politics, as a profession, is not about making the right political decision. It’s about making the right decision and then managing the political consequences.

Jason Kander
Politics means striving to share power or striving to influence the distribution of power, either among states or among groups within a state.

Max Weber
I know I’m not supposed to have any opinions about politics, because I’m famous.

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore, I have to beat somebody.

Richard M. Nixon
I feel like a lot of frustration from Americans comes from when they don’t feel like they’re being represented in politics.

Madison Cawthorn
When it comes to politics, I sit down on a sofa and grab some popcorn – or sometimes I crouch down in order not to get shot.

Sergey Galitsky
My family is just like most other families – we rise and fall on good and bad government policy. Politics affects us all.

Jess Phillips
A free America… means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.

Frank Lloyd Wright
I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.

Andrew Jackson
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.

Thomas Jefferson
At the end of the day, stories connect us, not politics. And there’s so many stories out there waiting to be told. It’s just a matter of who’s out there listening.

Jose Antonio Vargas
Remember that politics, colonialism, imperialism and war also originate in the human brain.

Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue: if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to welfare, no matter what happens to the world, that’s not equity, it’s just creating a society where you can’t ask anything of people.

Jacques Delors
I was a Senate spouse for many, many years. I kept my own career. I was teaching and Joe was doing politics. I realized when we were elected vice president that I had a platform and I knew I was not going to waste my platform. It was going to focus women and girls’ education.

Jill Biden
Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.

James MacGregor Burns
I never have been involved in politics.

Rick Warren
There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circling, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water.

Alan Clark
I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

Will Rogers
I am humble Abraham Lincoln. I have been solicited by my friends to become a candidate for the Legislature. My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman’s dance.

Abraham Lincoln
I know many writers who first dictate passages, then polish what they have dictated. I speak, then I polish – occasionally I do windows.

Ed Koch
Frankly, my politics are pretty left of left.

Chris Cooper
I think it is fundamental to understand that the ethics of politics indicate that you should concentrate your efforts on those marginalized people who live in poverty with few opportunities to develop individually.

Enrique Pena Nieto
There are those who would draw a sharp line between power politics and a principled foreign policy based on values. This polarized view – you are either a realist or devoted to norms and values – may be just fine in academic debate, but it is a disaster for American foreign policy. American values are universal.

Condoleezza Rice
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

Newt Gingrich
A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.

Fawn M. Brodie
Architecture is politics.

Mitch Kapor
I think Canadians are more interested in international events than Americans because it is such a small country, so politics affect it more.

Jordan Peterson
Of course you can’t ‘trust’ what people tell you on the web anymore than you can ‘trust’ what people tell you on megaphones, postcards or in restaurants. Working out the social politics of who you can trust and why is, quite literally, what a very large part of our brain has evolved to do.

Douglas Adams
A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.

Woodrow Wilson
Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.

Robert Kennedy
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.

Robert Byrne
Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

Ronald Reagan
There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail.

Will Rogers
Family politics are worse than world politics. That’s all I can say. You don’t get to choose your family; you get to choose your friends. Your family is imposed upon you.

Michael Cimino
I was a woman in a man’s world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot.

Jeane Kirkpatrick
If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.

Emma Goldman
Nobody likes, you know, the ugly parts of politics.

Barbara Bush
I have been persecuted since I joined politics, and I have been living in persecution since then.

Roy Bennett
The most powerful force in American politics is not anger, it’s nostalgia.

Pete Hamill
I truly believe that people like myself, who are in a position of entertainers in the limelight, should keep their mouth shut on politics.

Kid Rock
There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.

Alexis de Tocqueville
Attack politics costs us dearly in terms of insight into the candidates. In a presidential campaign, the focus is so tight that the politicians are afraid to say anything that hasn’t been scripted.

Jack Germond
Politics is not an exact science.

Otto von Bismarck
It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.

George MacDonald
As the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, I see on a daily basis the impact of politics and policy on my family, neighbors, friends, and residents.

Pete Buttigieg
Nothing is irreparable in politics.

Jean Anouilh
I don’t have a passion for politics, but I do have a passion for truth and justice.

Randy Rainbow
In politics, as in poetry, it is sometimes true that it is darkest before dawn.

Lawrence Summers
A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns and circumstances of people’s lives, a politics that does not speak to and include people, is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail.

Paul Wellstone
I’m not in politics.

David Attenborough
‘Beauty’ is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact.

Naomi Wolf
I can’t let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days.

Gerhard Schroder
You’ve got to watch the politics of AIDS. The politics of AIDS can work both for and against the victims of AIDS.

If you believe you can make a difference, not just in politics, in public service, in advocacy around all these important issues, then you have to be prepared to accept that you are not going to get 100 percent approval.

Hillary Clinton
It is our job above all in politics to tackle the big issues and to explain them, and have the honesty to say to people, ‘There are no easy solutions here.’

Malcolm Turnbull
Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone I love not to mix with it.

Thomas Jefferson
To me, politics is a pile of tricks.

Tracy Morgan
Ray Charles’ revolutionary approach to music was also reflected in his politics and his deep and abiding commitment to Martin Luther King and the plight of African-Americans. Ray Charles may not have been on the front lines, but he put his money where his mouth was.

Diane Watson
I designed collections around whatever struck my fancy… fruits, vegetables, politics, or peacocks! I entered in with no business sense.

Lilly Pulitzer
If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.

Winston Churchill
The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.

Konrad Adenauer
‘Stay with Me’ started out being very political, largely because I’m a little obsessed with politics.

Ayobami Adebayo
The money in politics is a cash cow for the media.

Noam Chomsky
Before I went to jail, I was active in politics as a member of South Africa’s leading organization – and I was generally busy from 7 A.M. until midnight. I never had time to sit and think.

Nelson Mandela
A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.

Woodrow Wilson
Politics organizes our lives. We can’t disregard it. Politics has lot of muck, lot of dirt. But that doesn’t mean you have to be away from it. It’s ubiquitous.

Pawan Kalyan
People in the tech community may not like politics because it seems less interesting or less pure than what they’re doing. But you see the result of not caring about politics. This is no longer an abstract problem.

Brian Schatz
Politics, as a practise, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

Henry Adams
Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

Henry Adams
I think less than people think I do about politics. I care about writing.

Orhan Pamuk
There is no more effective way to radicalize American Muslim youth than for political leaders to make public displays of prejudice against all Muslims. Suspicion will undermine their sense of identification with America and alienate some from both the culture and from politics.

Miroslav Volf
To make films, you have to have something to say. To have something to say, you have to be a student of life. And to be a student of life, you have to be feeding yourself with what life, politics, society, and your family fuels you with.

Mira Nair
Since when is politics consistent?

Frans Timmermans
Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.

Winston Churchill
Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.

Winston Churchill
Oprah’s got good politics, she’s got a good heart, and she’ll have us all up Jazzercising at six in the morning. This cannot be a bad thing, and reading a book while we’re Jazzercising. So America would be better off if Oprah were president.

Michael Moore
I am not God. Nor am I Phantom. I am ready to accept any criticism. I have been in politics for decades. Each and every day, in several media, there is criticism of me.

Mamata Banerjee
My life is politics, reading books and exercise.

Pierre Poilievre
The world is governed by opinion.

William Ellery Channing
Where there is politics or economics, there is no morality.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.

George Orwell
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

John Stuart Mill
Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.

Edmund Burke
As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.

Daniel J. Boorstin
There are people who are surprised at my politics and being a conservative and the rest of it. But the truth of the matter is, to my knowledge, I have never been overlooked or turned down for anything that I wanted to do that was being offered to me.

Wayne Newton
Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.

Grover Cleveland
I don’t know anything about politics. Like, zero. Nothing.

Norm MacDonald
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.

Hannah Arendt
The secret of getting things done is to act!

Dante Alighieri
The politics of fear are always the same. They are easily recognisable in retrospect. They are easy to acquiesce in at the time.

Naomi Alderman
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.

Joseph Stalin
‘Coriolanus’ deals with the birth of democracy. And that has been fascinating because I’ve been talking about politics so much because of ‘Borgen.’ It’s a nice bridge.

Birgitte Hjort Sorensen