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When the political columnists say 'Every thinking man' they mean themselves, and when candidates appeal to 'Every intelligent voter' they mean everybody who is going to vote for them.
- Franklin P. Adams Nods and Becks (1944)

Man is by nature a political animal.
- Aristotle Politics

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
- Ernest Benn

Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
- Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary

Politics is the art of the possible.
- R. A. Butler The Art of the Possible

Politics is made up largely of irrelevancies.
- Dalton Camp

The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
- Henry VII Cate

Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate.
- Mark B. Cohen

I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
- Charles De Gaulle

It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
- Albert Einstein 'Treasury for the Free World,' 1946

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'.
- Larry Hardiman

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

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

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
- Lester B. Pearson

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

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

Politics is applesauce.
- Will Rogers

The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best.
- Will Rogers

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
- Mao Tse-Tung

Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.
- Paul Valery

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