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Before the U.S. Vice-President Debate

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All politics is local. - Thomas P O'Neil

Man is by nature a political animal. - Aristotle

The gun is not out of Irish politics. - Ian Paisley

Crime does not pay as well as politics. - Alfred E. Newman

In politics an absurdity is not a handicap. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Everybody knows politics is a contact sport. - Barrack Obama

Intelligence has nothing to do with politics. - Londo Molari

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

Political correctness is tyranny with manners. - Charlton Heston

A government of law is a government of lawyers. - Saying

Obama does not like the issue of where he was born. - Donald Trump

I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons. - Will Rogers

Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance. - Robert Frost

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party. - Herbert Hoover

We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy. - Martin L. Gross

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. - H L Mencken

World War II was the last government program that really worked. - George Will

Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure. - Bertrand Russell

The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy. - Theodore White

Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power. - Aldous Huxley

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business. - Tom Robbins

Everyone wants to eat at the government's table, but nobody wants to do the dishes. - Werner Finck

He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career. - George Bernard Shaw

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

Politics, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong. - Richard Armour

Ex-Presidents of the United States get state subsidies. Not so in Russia. You get no government support. - Mikhail Gorbachev

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. - Thurgood Marshall

I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don't believe anything the government tells me. Nothing. Zero. - George Carlin

Politics is the only business where doing nothing other than making the other guy look bad is an acceptable outcome. - Mark Warner

Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry. - Joseph Heller

It's especially hard if the government is not providing services, or is even conducting ethnic cleansing against you. - Paul Harvey

Very few of these panic-mongers have any personal knowledge of the countries that are already under blackshirt government. - Lord Rothermere

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

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men. - Plato

A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life. - John Stuart Mill

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

Our future cannot depend on the government alone. The ultimate solutions lie in the attitudes and the actions of the American people. - Joe Biden

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

Our ancestors believed in magic, prayers, trickery, browbeating and bullying. I think it would be fair to sum that up as 'Irish politics'. - Flann O'Brien

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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