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It's essential not to have an ideology, not to be a member of a political party. While the writer can have certain political views, he has to be careful not to have his hands tied. ~Manuel Puig

It's long past time we started focusing on the solutions that actually keep women healthy, instead of using basic aspects of women's health as a tool of cultural, moral, and political control. ~Martha Plimpton

It's not possible for two countries to be the leading dominant political power at the same time. ~Fareed Zakaria

It's plain hokum. If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em. It's an old political trick. But this time it won't work. ~Harry S. Truman

I've never done anything so political before. I've spent years shouting my mouth off about serious issues over dinner tables but never really had the confidence to express my views in a song. ~George Michael

I've never written a political song. Songs can't save the world. I've gone through all that. ~Bob Dylan

I've thought hard about my psychological connections and I think I've managed to separate out the psychological from the legal, moral, and political. ~Alan Dershowitz

King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative. ~John Kenneth Galbraith

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Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe in their particular political solutions, then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help. ~Thomas Sowell

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. ~Jimmy Carter

Mankind will never see an end of trouble until... lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power... become lovers of wisdom. ~Plato

Members of Congress should be compelled to wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers, so we could identify their corporate sponsors. ~Caroline Baum

Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated. ~Andrew Jackson

Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government. ~Milton Friedman

Mudslinging – In politics, anything bad the opponent says about our candidate; in contrast, when our candidate does this, it is called 'making a good point.' ~Richard Turner

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. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Never has the political class or the mainstream media that covers them been more out of touch with the American people than they are today. ~Marco Rubio

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No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses. ~Vladimir Lenin

Nobody believes a rumor here in Washington until it's officially denied. ~Edward Cheyfitz

One of the most pervasive political visions of our time is the vision of liberals as compassionate and conservatives as less caring. ~Thomas Sowell

Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind. ~Hugo Black

Our tradition of political thought had its definite beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle. I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx. ~Hannah Arendt

Overheard in a Washington D.C. church confessional: "Bless me Father, for sins have been committed." ~Robert Brault

People from both political parties have long recognized that welfare without work creates negative incentives that lead to permanent poverty. It robs people of self-esteem. ~itt Romney

Political advertising ought to be stopped. It's the only really dishonest kind of advertising that's left. It's totally dishonest. ~David Ogilvy

Political chaos is connected with the decay of language... one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end. ~George Orwell

Political Correctness doesn't change us, it shuts us up. ~Glenn Beck

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Political courage is not political suicide. ~Arnold Schwarzenegger

Political development should start at the grassroots. ~King Abdullah II

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

Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood! ~Honore De Balzac

Political necessities sometime turn out to be political mistakes. ~George Bernard Shaw

Political systems are run by self-selecting politicians. We don't draft people; it's not jury duty. ~P. J. O'Rourke

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness. ~Aristotle

Politicians and diapers should be changed frequently and all for the same reason. ~José Maria de Eça de Queiroz

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

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

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Politicians say they're beefing up our economy. Most don't know beef from pork. ~Harold Lowman

Politics - I don't know why, but they seem to have a tendency to separate us, to keep us from one another, while nature is always and ever making efforts to bring us together. ~Sean O'Casey

Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times. ~Winston Churchill

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

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy. ~Ernest Benn

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~Oscar Ameringer

Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed. ~Mao Zedong

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

Politics, n: [Poly "many" + tics "blood-sucking parasites"] ~Larry Hardiman

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. ~Ambrose Bierce

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Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established. ~onore De Balzac

Prosperity is necessarily the first theme of a political campaign. ~Woodrow Wilson

Really, when it comes to gay rights, there's two wars going on. The first war is political. But the culture war is over. ~Dan Savage

Religion and political expediency go beautifully hand in hand. ~Friedrich Durrenmatt

Since the majority is always wrong, might we try one election day where all the losers take office? ~Robert Brault

Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party. ~Winston Churchill

Sure, things could always have been done better, but I just wish people would drop their political hammers for a few weeks, as happened in 2001, and work on the problem at hand. ~Mitch Daniels

Take our politicians: they're a bunch of yo-yos. The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches the first prize. ~Saul Bellow

The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. ~George Washington

The best thing about this group of candidates is that only one of them can win. ~Will Rogers

The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it describes God as a mass murderer. This may be the single most important key to the political behavior of Western Civilization. ~Robert Anton Wilson

The cloud of doubt that surrounds political figures tends to remain and never dissipate or be clarified. ~Bob Woodward

The first problem of the media is posed by what does not get translated, or even published in the dominant political languages. ~Jacques Derrida

The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning. ~Adlai E. Stevenson

The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning. ~Adlai E. Stevenson

The hope of a new politics does not lie in formulating a left-wing reply to the right-it lies in rejecting conventional political categories. ~Christopher Lasch

The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society. ~Karl Marx

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The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal - that you can gather votes like box tops - is... the ultimate indignity to the democratic process. ~Adlai Stevenson

The imbecility of men is always inviting the impudence of power. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The method of political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions. ~Woodrow Wilson

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. ~John Kenneth Galbraith

The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes. ~Aristotle

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The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too. ~Oscar Levant

The political system is not for the people. The people are secondary to the economy. It's about what generates money, not about what benefits the people. ~Ziggy Marley

The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face. ~Clare Boothe Luce

The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~Henry Cate

The qualities that get a man into power are not those that lead him, once established, to use power wisely. ~Lyman Bryson

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The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces. ~Maureen Murphy

The results of political changes are hardly ever those which their friends hope or their foes fear. ~Thomas Huxley

The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice. ~Emma Goldman

The stimulus was a case of political patronage, corporate welfare, and cronyism at their worst. ~Paul Ryan

The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma is a struggle for life and dignity. It is a struggle that encompasses our political, social and economic aspirations. ~Aung San Suu Kyi

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The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms. ~Henri Frederic Amiel

The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. ~Woodrow Wilson

Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving. ~Robertson Davies

There are always too many Democratic congressmen, too many Republican congressmen, and never enough U.S. congressmen. ~Author Unknown

There are far too many men in politics and not enough elsewhere. ~Hermione Gingold

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There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle. ~Alexis de Tocqueville

There are only two great currents in the history of mankind: the baseness which makes conservatives and the envy which makes revolutionaries. ~Edmond de Goncourt

There is hardly a political question in the United States which does not sooner or later turn into a judicial one. ~Alexis de Tocqueville

There is little doubt that we are in the midst of a revolution of a much more profound and fundamental nature than the social and political revolutions of the last half century. ~Arthur Erickson

There is massive propaganda for everyone to consume. Consumption is good for profits and consumption is good for the political establishment. ~Noam Chomsky

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There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour. ~Benjamin Disraeli

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

There's no political point worth my son's life. ~Joe Biden

They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men. ~Clare Boothe Luce

This lie of political correctness is bringing this country down. You just want to break through it all. ~Jon Voight

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Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato

To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race. ~Calvin Coolidge

To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that's political, in its most profound way. ~June Jordan

Transcend political correctness and strive for human righteousness. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo

Truth is not determined by majority vote. ~Doug Gwyn

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Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right. ~H.L. Mencken

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

We have plenty of Confidence in this country, but we are a little short of good men to place our Confidence in. ~Will Rogers

We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will. ~Kofi Annan

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness. ~Stewart Udall

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We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy. ~Martin L. Gross

We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate. ~Frank McKinney

We're not a political band. We don't want to tell people what to do or what to think. We just want to tell them to think. ~Billie Joe Armstrong

What is conservatism? Is it not the adherence to the old and tried against the new and untried? ~Abraham Lincoln

What is the primary purpose of a political leader? To build a majority.

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What we heard today was not fiscal leadership from our Commander-in-Chief, what we heard today was a political broadside from our Campaigner-in-Chief. ~Paul Ryan

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators. ~P.J. O'Rourke

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale. ~John Gardner

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow. ~Anais Nin

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When you see how the President makes political or policy decisions, you see who he is. The essence of the Presidency is decision-making. ~Bob Woodward

Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct. ~Thomas Jefferson

Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills? ~Khalil Gibran

Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe. ~Elie Wiesel

Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. ~Author Unknown

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You are priests, not social or political leaders. Let us not be under the illusion that we are serving the Gospel through an exaggerated interest in the wide field of temporal problems. ~Pope John Paul II

You can not divorce religious belief and public service. I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other. ~Jimmy Carter

You can't divorce religious belief and public service I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other. ~Jimmy Carter

Your political system is actually too democratic. The fact that Americans vote on every bill and proposition can prolong bigotry indefinitely, especially where it is aimed at minority groups. ~George Michael

You've got the Democratic Party that now depends on more government spending and actual building the dependence on government in order to increase their political party. ~Jim DeMint

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