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" Before I went to jail, I was active in politics as a member of South Africa's leading organization - and I was generally busy from 7 A.M. until midnight. I never had time to sit and think. "
" Let us give publicity to H.I.V./AIDS and not hide it, because the only way to make it appear like a normal illness like TB, like cancer, is always to come out and say somebody has died because of H.I.V./AIDS, and people will stop regarding it as something extraordinary. "
" It's not just the effect of technology on the environment, on religion, on the economic structure, on society, on politics, etc. It's that everything now exists in technology to the point where technology is the new and comprehensive host of nature of life. "
" It's an honor putting art above politics. Politics can be seductive in terms of things reductive to the soul. "
" I'll be honest: I haven't ruled politics out. "
" My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles. "
" The Latin root of the word 'politics' means 'of the people.' Politics is about something bigger than electoral politics; in that sense, I feel like I'm already involved. "
" Sexism is alive and well in politics, as it is in all industries. "
" And after I make a lot of money, I'll be able to afford running for office. "
" That's politics. After six o'clock, we can be friends, but before six, it's politics. "
Thomas P. O'Neill
" Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions. "
" I made a mistake by being ejected from the presidency. Next time, I will choose a Cabinet which will allow me to be life President. "
" I am not deeply involved in Australian politics but I know there are prime ministers, governments around the world who are not acting responsibly in relation to climate change. "
" Part of the core information that I've been purveying is that identity politics is a sick game. You don't play racial, ethnic, and gender identity games. The Left plays them on behalf of the oppressed, let's say, and the Right tends to play them on behalf of nationalism and ethnic pride. I think they're equally dangerous. "
" We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics. Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight. "
" I will go to the next election saying to Australians, vote for me, vote for the Liberal Party, and I will become your PM. So I'm offering myself as the alternative PM - that's one way people describe the Leader of the Opposition - but I'm not in politics for myself to realize a personal ambition. "
" The way the Queens Democratic party machine has worked, they operate on a politics of exclusion. "
" A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits. "
" It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested in four sandwiches than four freedoms. "
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
" No matter where I go - London, Beirut, Jerusalem, Washington, Beijing, or Bangalore - I'm always looking to rediscover that land of ten thousand lakes where politics actually worked to make people's lives better, not pull them apart. "
" There are some people in politics and in the press who can't be confused by the facts. They just will not live in an evidence-based world. And that's regrettable. "
" Agriculture is a business that has been up to its bib overalls in politics since the first Thanksgiving dinner kickback to the Indians for subsidizing Pilgrim maize production with fish head fertilizer grants. "
P. J. O'Rourke
" I think people involved in politics make good actors. Acting and politics both involve fooling people. People like being fooled by actors. When you get right down to it, they probably like being fooled by politicians even more. A skillful actor will make you think, but a skillful politician will make you never have to think. "
" Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary. "
Robert Louis Stevenson
" The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too. "
" The career of politics grants a feeling of power. The knowledge of influencing men, of participating in power over them, and above all, the feeling of holding in one's hands a nerve fiber of historically important events can elevate the professional politician above everyday routine even when he is placed in formally modest positions. "
" Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another. "
" If you choose to put political expediency and politics ahead of the men and women on the ground, for that, you'll have to answer to yourself. I find it morally reprehensible. "
" We can't afford to be killing one another. "
" I don't think consensus-building politics is what I'm meant to be doing. "
" It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence. "