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" A fool and his money are soon elected. "
" Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it. "
" If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today. "
" Too often, politics is like bad theater. The mass media simplifies stories and personalities into their most basic, digestible and familiar bits. Listeners prefer songs they have heard before, after all. "
" True, the country is divided, but it's not Right and Left. It's Left and Not Left. It is because, for liberals, politics is personal and therefore extremely loud. For the rest of us, we prefer community over calamity. "
" I tend to avoid televisions, politics, and places with velvet ropes. "
" I believe politics is a team sport. That, for awful and unfortunate reasons beyond any of our control, the American system only allows, effectively, for two teams. "
" In every country today, there is politics. It may be authoritarian politics, but there is politics. "
" I am not at all a politician. I don't think I'm cut out for politics. I am certainly not going to stand for election. "
" Only very intelligent people don't wish they were in politics, and I'm dumb enough to want to be in there. "
" It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. "
" I just use fashion as an excuse to talk about politics. Because I'm a fashion designer, it gives me a voice, which is really good. "
" Like any young person who gets into a political campaign, I joined out of a highfalutin' desire to change the world. But you start to see the sort of tactics people use. You start to see politics not only in the macro but in the micro of the campaign itself. Some people get turned off by this side of it. Other people are drawn to it. "
Change The World
" I have no consistency, except in politics; and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether. "
" What we see before us is a politics devoid of kindness and truth... today, politics is not being used in the service of the people: it is being used to crush them, not to lift them up. "
" When you are honest in your comedy, you have to acknowledge the world that you're in. Through a comedic voice, you're talking about what needs to be talked about, whether it's race relations or politics or anything that's happening on a global or an American scale. "
" All the political angst and moral melodrama about getting 'the rich' to pay 'their fair share' is part of a big charade. This is not about economics, it is about politics. "
" Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. "
" My wife told me if there is any rumors about me, it better be about politics and not about my social life. "
" Good government is good politics. "
Richard J. Daley
" Conservatives really don't believe in politics as the primary instrument of getting along in life and therefore don't tend to put their energy into it a way people left of center do. "
P. J. O'Rourke
" American politics, like most things, is a story of what statisticians describe as the reversion to the mean. "
" Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction. "
" The only thing I have no control over is the politics that goes on within the record company. It's always been the same, but it's far tougher now, because record companies are run by financial people; before, they were run by creative people. "
" You have to remember what a super PAC is: a bunch of wealthy donors who want to send a message traditionally other campaigns don't do. This is the problem with the dark money that's involved in politics right now. "
" The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics. "
" You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics looks so petty. "
" What we won when all of our people united must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics. Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as president. "
Lyndon B. Johnson
" Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is. "
" A good Catholic meddles in politics, offering the best of himself, so that those who govern can govern. But what is the best that we can offer to those who govern? Prayer! "
" The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy. "