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A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
Henry Louis Mencken

If a politician isn't doing it to his wife, then he's doing it to his country.
Amy Grant

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.
Henry Kissinger

One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer, to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed, slaughtered, for the sake of an idea, whether a good one or a bad one.
Henry Miller

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

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.
Lily Tomlin

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

You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.
Abraham Lincoln

Politicians are a set of men who have interests aside from the interests of the people and who, to say the most of them, are, taken as a mass, at least one long step removed from honest men.
Abraham Lincoln

The ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.
Winston Churchill
On qualifications desirable for prospective politician.

A politician ... one that would circumvent God.
William Shakespeare
Hamlet.

A professional politician is a professionally dishonorable man. In order to get anywhere near high office he has to make so many compromises and submit to so many humiliations that he becomes indistinguishable from a streetwalker.
Henry Louis Mencken

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
William E. Simon

He is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
Adlai E. Stevenson

A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.
James Freeman Clarke

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

Be a politician; no training necessary.
Will Rogers

A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.
Tom Wolfe
From novel 'The Bonfire of the Vanities'.

The poet and the politician have this in common: their greatness depends on the courage with which they face the challenges of life.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
Abraham Lincoln

I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.
Socrates

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Aesop

My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference.
Harry S. Truman

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
Ambrose Bierce
The Devil's Dictionary.

Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.
Robert Orben

In Louisiana we don't bet on football games, We bet on whether a politician is going to be indicted or not.
Mark Duffy

It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
Albert Einstein

A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.
E. E. Cummings

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

Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you, or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert.
Kahlil Gibran

Put not your trust in princes.
The Bible
Psalm 146 .3.

I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.
Charlie Chaplin

If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
Jay Leno

I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.
Rodney Dangerfield

The problem with political jokes is that they get elected.
Author Unknown

A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.
Henry Louis Mencken

There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators.
Will Rogers

Many a politician wishes there was a law to burn old records.
Will Rogers

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

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

Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.
Marshall McLuhan

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

Priests are no more necessary to religion than politicians to patriotism.
John Haynes Holmes

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

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
Texas Guinan

Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
Will Rogers

The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority.
Will Durant

The question is, why are politicians so eager to be president? What is it about the job that makes it worth revealing, on national television, that you have the ethical standards of a slime-coated piece of industrial waste?
Dave Barry

I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
Adlai Stevenson

I've always said that in politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you.
Ann Richards

Whoever makes two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before, deserves better of mankind, and does more essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together.
Jonathan Swift

The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.
Theodore Roosevelt

Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
George Orwell

Among politicians the esteem of religion is profitable; the principles of it are troublesome.
Benjamin Whichcote

If a tree falls in a forest and lands on a politician, even if you can't hear the tree or the screams, I'll bet you'd at least hear the applause.
Paul Tindale

A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.
Carl Sandberg

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

My definition of a redundancy is an air-bag in a politician's car.
Larry Hagman

Get thee glass eyes;
And like a scurvy politician, seem
To see the things thou dost not.
William Shakespeare

A statesman is a politician who has been dead ten or fifteen years.
Harry S. Truman

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.

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
Oscar Wilde

If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.
Henry Louis Mencken

The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery. They're the kind of people who'd stop to help you change a flat, but would somehow manage to set your car on fire. I would be reluctant to entrust them with a Cuisinart, let alone the economy. The Republicans, on the other hand, would know how to fix your tire, but they wouldn't bother to stop because they'd want to be on time for Ugly Pants Night at the country club.
Dave Barry

You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
Aristophanes

Too bad that all the people who really know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair.
George Burns

Men say I am a saint losing himself in politics. The fact is that I am a politician trying my hardest to become a saint.
Mahatma Gandhi

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
Nikita Krushchev

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
Doug Larson

The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
Plato

It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.
Francis Bacon

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
Edward Langley

Politicians are like the bones of a horse's foreshoulder - not a straight one in it.
Wendell Phillips

I don't believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone are guilty of the war. Oh, no, the little man is just as keen, otherwise the people of the world would have risen in revolt long ago! There is an urge and rage in people to destroy, to kill, to murder, and until all mankind, without exception, undergoes a great change, wars will be waged, everything that has been built up, cultivated and grown, will be destroyed and disfigured, after which mankind will have to begin all over again.
Anne Frank

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
John Quinton

America is just the country that shows how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society.
Peter Kropotkin

The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.
Ben Okri

There is one sure way of telling when politicians aren't telling the truth - their lips move.
Felicity Kendall

Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
 


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