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The Teaching Of Politics Is That The Government, Which Was Set For Protection And Comfort Of All Good Citizens, Becomes The Principal Obstruction And Nuisance With Which We Have To Contend? The Cheat And Bully And Malefactor We Meet Everywhere Is The Government.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journal, 1860
I Have Never Found In A Long Experience Of Politics That Criticism Is Ever Inhibited By Ignorance.
~ Harold Macmillan, British prime minister (1957-1963)
I Have Come To The Conclusion That Politics Are Too Serious A Matter To Be Left To The Politicians.
~ Charles De Gaulle
War Is A Continuation Of Politics By Other Means.
~ Carl Von Clausewitz, quoted by Gene Hackman in "Crimson Tide"
In Politics Stupidity Is Not A Handicap.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte
To Do Evil That Good May Come Of It Is For Bunglers In Politics As Well As Morals.
~ William Penn
For The Ordinary Man Is Passive. Within A Narrow Circle Home Life, And Perhaps The Trade Unions Or Local Politics He Feels Himself Master Of His Fate, But Against Major Events He Is As Helpless As Against The Elements. So Far From Endeavouring To Influence The Future, He Simply Lies Down And Lets Things Happen To Him.
~ George Orwell
There Are Seven Sins In The World: Wealth Without Work, Pleasure Without Conscience, Knowledge Without Character, Commerce Without Morality, Science Without Humanity, Worship Without Sacrifice And Politics Without Principle.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
All Politics Are Based On The Indifference Of The Majority.
~ James Barrett Scotty Reston
Practical Politics Consists In Ignoring Facts.
~ Henry Adams
One Of The Penalties For Refusing To Participate In Politics Is That You End Up Being Governed By Your Inferiors.
~ Plato
Sometimes In Politics One Must Duel With Skunks, But No One Should Be Fool Enough To Allow The Skunks To Choose The Weapons.
~ Lester R Bittel
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