Quotations on Politics

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The bedfellows politics made are never strange. It only seems that way to those who have not watched the courtship.
- Marcel Achard
(Keywords: Politics, Courtship)

The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Politics, Power, Science, Experience, History, Knowledge, Action, Future, Gold, Past)

Politics, as a practice, whatever its profession, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
- Brooks Adams
(Keywords: Politics, Practice, Profession)

Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Politics, Practice)

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Politics, Facts)

I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a symbolist in literature. Not that I understand what these terms mean, but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist.
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Keywords: Art, Politics, Literature)

I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Politics, Woman, Word)

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Politics, War, Liberty, Mathematics, May, Philosophy, Sons, Study)

War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Politics, War, Community, Man)

I'm not really one of those people who believes that if you're a musician you can just leave that behind and start getting into politics.
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Politics, People)

Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life.
- Saul Alinsky
(Keywords: Life, Politics, Time, Mother, Father, Bed, Corruption, Play)

You can hardly judge women's effect on politics merely from the action of individual women officeholders.
- Florence E. Allen
(Keywords: Politics, Women, Action, Effect)

It will take a long time for women's effect on politics to register so that we may properly appraise it.
- Florence E. Allen
(Keywords: Politics, Time, Women, Effect, May, Will)

It was hard to figure out what were the good causes, the bad causes, even the good politics and the bad politics. So we started taking requests and figuring it out.
- Jeff Ament
(Keywords: Politics, Causes)

Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake, and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics.
- David Amram
(Keywords: Politics, Knowledge, Authority, Literature, World, Writing)

I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy, with kings, queens, dukes and court politics, but of course like what I was explaining before, about making the science make sense, you have to make the politics make sense, too.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Politics, Science, Books, Court, Fantasy, Kings, Sense)

My art will reflect not necessarily conscious politics but the unanalysed politics of my life.
- Carl Andre
(Keywords: Art, Life, Politics, Will)

Nothing is irreparable in politics.
- Jean Anouilh
(Keywords: Politics, Nothing)

I don't know if anybody wants to mix their politics with their entertainment.
- Fiona Apple
(Keywords: Politics, Entertainment)

I know my limitations, and I don't like politics. I was only involved because of my husband.
- Corazon Aquino
(Keywords: Politics, Husband, Limitations)

I'm not taking any interest in politics. I'm not involved in politics in any way. My life is in writing now.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Life, Politics, Interest, Now, Writing)

I'm not involved in politics any more and they're quite right.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Politics, Right)

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
(Keywords: History, Politics, Beginning, Cause, Existence, Fact, Freedom, Tyranny)

Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Politics, Science, End, Man)

Politics will sooner or later make fools of everybody.
- Dick Armey
(Keywords: Politics, Fools, Will)

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
(Keywords: Politics, Right, Wrong, Years)

But transitions from the politics of violence to democratic compromise are always messy.
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Keywords: Politics, Compromise, Violence)

What my future will not be is active politics in the Liberal Democrat party.
- Paddy Ashdown
(Keywords: Politics, Future, Liberal, Party, Will)

Politics is about putting yourself in a state of grace.
- Paddy Ashdown
(Keywords: Politics, Grace, State)

Politics is compromise.
- Paddy Ashdown
(Keywords: Politics, Compromise)

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
(Keywords: Change, Politics, Success, Economics)

From politics, it was an easy step to silence.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Politics, Silence)

Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Politics, Thought, Idealism, Will)

All along we find that social life - religion, politics, art - reflects the stages reached in the development of the knowledge of self; it shows the social uses made of this knowledge.
- James M. Baldwin
(Keywords: Art, Life, Politics, Religion, Knowledge, Development, Self)

You will find in politics that you are much exposed to the attribution of false motive. Never complain and never explain.
- Stanley Baldwin
(Keywords: Politics, Motive, Will)

In my grandfather's lab, scientists did independent research, and peers reviewed and commented on its merits. Politics, he taught me, had no place in the scientific process.
- Tammy Baldwin
(Keywords: Politics, Research, Scientists)

To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Politics, Thought, Nothing)

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
(Keywords: Politics, Artist, Mind, Racism, Today, World, Wrong)

Lenin said that people vote with their feet. Well, that's what's happening. They either go, or they don't go. It's all politics. It's all demographics.
- Warren Beatty
(Keywords: Politics, People, Feet, Vote)

As long as I don't write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything.
- Pierre Beaumarchais
(Keywords: Government, Politics, Religion)

Politics calls for robust debate and criticism, but this should never descend to personal and demeaning slurs.
- Kim Beazley
(Keywords: Politics, Criticism, Debate)

We aim in the domain of politics at republicanism; in the domain of economics at socialism; in the domain of what is today called religion, at atheism.
- August Bebel
(Keywords: Politics, Religion, Atheism, Economics, Socialism, Today)

The message that I gave on the - on the steps today was that you need to stand for those things that are right and empower the individual. Believe in the power of one person. Don't believe that you can't do it. Everybody wants - everybody wants a shot. That we can all agree on. Beyond that, it becomes politics. I'm not talking politics.
- Glenn Beck
(Keywords: Politics, Power, Right, Talking, Today)

Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Politics, Business, Power, Science, Control, Law, Media, Military)

If it wasn't for what goes on in the world of politics, we wouldn't really have much of a show.
- Samantha Bee
(Keywords: Politics, World)

No great advance has been made in science, politics, or religion without controversy.
- Lyman Beecher
(Keywords: Religion, Politics, Science, Controversy)

Politics is show business for ugly people.
- Paul Begala
(Keywords: Business, Politics, People, Ugly)

So that's my main role right now and really the politics also includes going out and communicating to the world why Apache is a good thing, why companies should be involved in it, and why individuals should be involved in it too.
- Brian Behlendorf
(Keywords: Politics, Now, Right, World)

I think one of the things that we are facing right now is that we've stopped listening to each other in our politics.
- Michael Bennett
(Keywords: Politics, Listening, Now, Right)

But very often in politics we have the experience called up from my father when someone was trying to help him in the campaign: I can take care of my enemies, may the Good Lord save me from my friends.
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Keywords: Experience, Politics, Father, Care, Enemies, Friends, Help, May, Trying)



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