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Ancient Politician

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Ancient Politician thanks to Darwin McKee

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Man is by nature a political animal. - Aristotle

Every country has the government it deserves. - Joseph de Maistre

All government, of course, is against liberty. - H L Mencken

Politics is just show business for ugly people. - Jay Leno

Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business. - Winston Churchill

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. - R Buckminster Fuller

Government is an endless pursuit of new ways to tax. - Unknown

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does. - Groucho Marx

You can't get rich in politics unless you're a crook. - Harry S Truman

A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top. - James Reston

The most important political office is that of the private citizen. - Louis D. Brandeis

For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program. - Bob Wells

I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat. - Will Rogers

Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week. - Will Rogers

A politician will do anything to keep his job - even become a patriot. - William Randolph

A politician is a man who approaches every problem with an open mouth. - Adlai Stevenson

In politics, madame, you need two things: friends, but above all an enemy. - Brian Mulroney

To lodge all power in one party and keep it there is to insure bad government. - Mark Twain

A filmmaker we almost lost to politics... my friend and colleague, Warren Beatty. - Jack Nicholson

Diplomacy is the art of saying, "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock. - Will Rogers

Of all the tasks of government, the most basic is to protect its citizens from violence. - John Foster Dulles

People want change but not too much change. Finding that balance is tricky for every politician. - Eleanor Clift

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them. - P.J. O'Rourke

I must study politics and war that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. - John Adams

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. - Thomas Jefferson

Politics: Poli, a Latin word meaning "many"; and tics, meaning "bloodsucking creatures." - Robin Williams

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you. - Pericles (430 B.C.)

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. - Plato

The business of government is to keep the government out of business - that is, unless business needs government aid. - Will Rogers

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

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy. - Groucho Marx

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. - Ambrose Bierce

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book. - Ronald Reagan

In Mexico, an air-conditioner is called a "politician" because it makes a lot of noise but doesn't work very well. - Len Deighton

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. - Ronald Reagan

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

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my country. I make up for lost time when I am at home. - Winston Churchill

I once said to my father, when I was a boy, 'Dad we need a third political party.' He said to me, 'I'll settle for a second.' - Ralph Nader

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

Regarded simply as a politician, and compared with the other leading political figures of our time, how clean a smell he has managed to leave behind. - Mahatma Gandhi


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