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" It's easy to be cynical about American politics. It's more important not to be. "
" 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. "
" Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation. "
" A lot of people are surprised when I talk so much about the present, but politics is just a crucial part of archaeology. "
" Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity. "
" The FARC has given up their arms. They are now a political party. They are now doing politics, which is what a peace process was all about. "
Juan Manuel Santos
" I do not know much about politics, but I am trying to do the best I can with this administration until the time shall come for me to turn it over to somebody else. "
William Howard Taft
" The country already has a leader who divides us with the bitter politics of envy. We have to offer an alternative vision. "
" People think that we're engaged with identity politics. The truth is that we're doing what the labor movement has always done - organizing people who are at the bottom. "
" I really believe in the radical viewpoint. And I have always believed that one's politics and the character of his particular work are inseparable. "
" I was looking for a new challenge and got an interest in trying to make a difference for families. You become more aware of how important families are. They are the key institution in our culture. The reason I got into politics was to try to make a difference for that key institution, whether it was tax policy, education policy, or whatever. "
" I have always hated celebrities lecturing people on politics. So forgive me. But I am passionate about this country. I am equally passionate about the potential of the people who live here. "
" 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. "
" Politics is the most important of the civil activities and has its own field of action, which is not that of religion. "
" Well Australia's been in Afghanistan from the get go, way back in 2001, but we have been resolute throughout and with support from both sides of Australian politics. "
" In politics stupidity is not a handicap. "
" When the forces of liberalism and capitalism converge, change happens. "
" 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
" Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues. "
" Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned. "
" The money in politics is a cash cow for the media. "
" It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested in four sandwiches than four freedoms. "
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
" What we call politics now and what most political writers write about is the empathy and the bonding and the word choice and the horse rights, and it has nothing to do with what's really happening to people's lives. "
" I hate politics. It's slimy. Any job where people pander for votes, I don't like. The country has gotten so partisan that if you're not on my side, you're the enemy. The only thing I ever try to support is a third party, like Unity08. We need more parties and more choice. "
" Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions. "
" The trouble with Nixon is that he's a serious politics junkie. He's totally hooked and like any other junkie, he's a bummer to have around, especially as President. "
Hunter S. Thompson
" I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing. And then they hit a big wall of re-election and the pettiness of politics. In the end, politics gets in the way of the business of people. "
Do The Right Thing
" The 1935 Social Security Act established 65 as the age of eligibility for payouts. But welfare state politics quickly becomes a bidding war, enriching the menu of benefits, so in 1956 Congress entitled women to collect benefits at 62, extending the entitlement to men in 1961. "
" Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving. "
" Alliance - in international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third. "
" When we have a Deputy Prime Minister who tells people not to drive cars but has two Jags himself, and where the Minister who tells people not to have two homes turns out to have nine himself no wonder the public believe politicians are hypocrites. "