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Political correctness – the rigging of politics using different rules for different groups, and buttressed by the media – ensures that Democrats always have the upper hand.
We don’t have to settle for disgraceful politics. We don’t have to settle for being as terrible as Donald Trump.
When truth takes a backseat to ego and politics, trust is lost.
There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors… I mean it.
Too great a love for the presidency has caused Democrats to neglect state and local politics and to overly prize compromise and a futile quest for bipartisanship. It has made liberals too allergic to federalism and too shy about grassroots politics.
I like to talk about lint and coasters, the expansion of the universe and maybe McDonald’s. I’m completely turned off by the idea of politics.
The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.
Nature is full of drama. I know nothing about biology, about birds, about insects, about the details of politics. I just make movies about human interest stories.
Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.
Politics has friendship, enmity, intrigue and even humour.
I think it’s a terrible shame that politics has become show business.
Hatred, anger, and violence can destroy us: the politics of polarization is dangerous.
We expected that people were just waiting for the collapse of the Soviet Union, or at least for its retreat, and they were going to be full of initiative in all areas of life – in culture, in economy and in politics.
My father was a politician. My grandfather was a politician too, maybe it’s an innate idea of representing people that we have in our family. I won’t go into politics. I think I can provide the voice for the voiceless through law.
I don’t know anything about politics. Like, zero. Nothing.
In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want.
Are my politics Democrat or Republican? I think both are horrific. And it doesn’t matter anyway. Money runs America; money runs everywhere.
Religion and morality are critical to how students think about politics and form opinions on political issues.
Since when is politics consistent?
The fact that people die because of an AK-47 is not because of the designer, but because of politics.
One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician’s objective. Election and power are.
Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
When politics is no longer a mission but a profession, politicians become more self-serving than public servants.
In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.
I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
A basic problem for people in politics is that approximately none have the hard skills necessary to distinguish great people from charlatans.
I’m not deeply ideologically driven. I believe in good center-right politics.
Politics can be relatively fair in the breathing spaces of history; at its critical turning points there is no other rule possible than the old one, that the end justifies the means.
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
Pop culture shapes our ideas of what is normal and what our dreams can be and what our roles are. Politics, of course, decides how the power and the money in the country is distributed. Both are equally important, and each affects the other.
When I first started out in politics I was, what you might describe as, a hard right Conservative.
Party honesty is party expediency.
My friend told me later he got the chicken pox. I told him I caught politics and never got over it.
We are not doing celebrity, personality, abusive politics – we are doing ideas. This is about hope.
American influence in the world is certainly considerable, but the United States does not control, directly or indirectly, the politics and economics of other societies, as empires have always done, save for a few special cases that turn out to be the exceptions that prove the rule.
To work in architecture you are so much involved with society, with politics, with bureaucrats. It’s a very complicated process to do large projects. You start to see the society, how it functions, how it works. Then you have a lot of criticism about how it works.
I saw the real difference between politicians who supported programs like Head Start and those who didn’t. I started getting really excited about politics.
Everyone knows that I have just accepted, with short notice, the worst job in politics.
That, sir, depends on whether I embrace your mistress or your politics.
I think less than people think I do about politics. I care about writing.
I don’t get involved in politics. I think that it is a waste of time and money because very often a politician cannot do much, and if you give him money, you embarrass him, so he can’t do anything.
Politics is not a world for the squeamish or fainthearted.
The world is governed by opinion.
Politics is the womb in which war develops.
Politics is applied biology.
It is a vain hope to make people happy by politics.
Any new technology, if it’s used by evil people, bad things can happen. But that’s more a question of the politics of the technology.
The abolitionists were not like the rugged people out West, and they were not like John Brown, either. They were people who made speeches and did politics.
I’m not giving up politics entirely – I’m just giving up leadership of a political party.
The money in politics is a cash cow for the media.
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
The person I liked the best was Gerald R. Ford. He was the most decent man in politics I ever had any relationships with.
Genocide is not just a murderous madness; it is, more deeply, a politics that promises a utopia beyond politics – one people, one land, one truth, the end of difference. Since genocide is a form of political utopia, it remains an enduring temptation in any multiethnic and multicultural society in crisis.
The minute somebody joins a committee… they immediately suffer from committee brain. They become wildly over-enthusiastic, over-optimistic, over-pessimistic. Committees turn people into idiots, and politics is a committee.
Politics makes strange bedfellows.
The politics of fear are always the same. They are easily recognisable in retrospect. They are easy to acquiesce in at the time.
Fiscal conservatism is just an easy way to express something that is a bit more difficult, which is that the size and scope of government, and really the size and scope of politics in our lives, has grown uncomfortable, unwieldy, intrusive and inefficient.
I stay out of politics because if I begin thinking too much about politics, I’ll probably… drop writing children’s books and become a political cartoonist again.
Politics is not predictions and politics is not observations. Politics is what we do. Politics is what we do, politics is what we create, by what we work for, by what we hope for and what we dare to imagine.
In 1989, with the end of the Cold War and the collapse of communism, it seemed that the liberal story had won. The liberal story says that humankind is inevitably marching towards a global society of free markets and democratic politics.
In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.
Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.
In F1 too many things overshadow the racing. There is too much politics.
Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take a position independent of the president of his administration simply has no knowledge of politics or government. You are his choice in a political marriage, and he expects your absolute loyalty.
Democracy is a revelation, but it’s complicated. There are elections to hold, politics to create, rights to assert, grievances to settle and institutions to build. To many, it’s exhilarating. For others, it can be disappointing when it turns out that democracy doesn’t immediately make life better.
I like to see myself as a bridge builder, that is me building bridges between people, between races, between cultures, between politics, trying to find common ground.
Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.
My father was the Prime Minister of Pakistan. My grandfather had been in politics, too; however, my own inclination was for a job other than politics. I wanted to be a diplomat, perhaps do some journalism – certainly not politics.
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.
Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.
Politics isn’t about big money or power games; it’s about the improvement of people’s lives.
You know they say the most dangerous person of the world is a member of the United States Congress just home from a three-day fact-finding trip.
I don’t have a passion for politics, but I do have a passion for truth and justice.
The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue: if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to welfare, no matter what happens to the world, that’s not equity, it’s just creating a society where you can’t ask anything of people.
I never let politics get personal. You can have the most intense, heated debate on issues, and so long as you keep it on issues, you can go out and have coffee afterwards and you’re good friends.
There is too much at stake for us to surrender to the politics of polarization.
We need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion. This isn’t a matter of political correctness. It’s a matter of understanding what makes us strong. The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith.
Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions.
I want to point out, there are a lot of politicians who enjoy the political end of politics, but they’re not interested in governance. And then, there are some that are really interested in governance and are just terrible at politics.
I’m obsessed with politics, and I talk about it any chance I can get. I have strong opinions about how the world should be run.
Good government is good politics.
I don’t get that involved in politics because I’m in my dance bubble.
Lenin said that people vote with their feet. Well, that’s what’s happening. They either go, or they don’t go. It’s all politics. It’s all demographics.
Politics is a blood sport.
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
Literature offers not just a window into the culture of diverse regions, but also the society, the politics; it’s the only place where we can keep track of ideas.
I am humble Abraham Lincoln. I have been solicited by my friends to become a candidate for the Legislature. My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman’s dance.
Vote for the man who promises least; he’ll be the least disappointing.
When you’re a performer, you have to please a large audience. And when you’re in politics, you have to please a large audience, too.
Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
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.
Music is the most powerful form of communication in the world. It brings us all together. Even religion separates us, but a hit record unites us across religious beliefs, race, politics.
A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.
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.
People want change but not too much change. Finding that balance is tricky for every politician.
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers.
San Francisco is really fun and liberal, and it’s my kind of politics. It’s like being Jewish in front of Jewish people.
Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.
Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.
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.
Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism.
Our obligation to the people we serve is too important to place politics and partisanship before progress and results.
If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.
I didn’t come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country.
I mean that I think I find the psychology of people more interesting than politics. I think the psychology of politics is more interesting than straight politics.
My definition of a ‘friend’ is, coming from Chicago, someone who says, ‘Yeah, sure. You know what? Let’s talk about what we can talk about. Let’s help each other out. Your politics are none of my business.’
Politics are not the task of a Christian.
I’m sick and tired of politics and politicians as usual.
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
Globalisation has made us more vulnerable. It creates a world without borders, and makes us painfully aware of the limitations of our present instruments, and of politics, to meet its challenges.
In politics, the reaction to a controversy is very often more enlightening and important than the details of the allegations themselves.
To err is human. To blame someone else is politics.
As new technologies upend the economics of climate change, the politics surrounding the environment are changing, too.
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.
What do you want to be a sailor for? There are greater storms in politics than you will ever find at sea. Piracy, broadsides, blood on the decks. You will find them all in politics.
In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.
I don’t believe in gutter politics. I don’t believe in gutter journalism.
University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
A healthy democracy requires a decent society; it requires that we are honorable, generous, tolerant and respectful.
It’s interesting how people who were once fairly radical can become, later in life, kind of conservative, and not just in terms of politics – how, if you’re an artist, you can start out being somewhat avant-garde and then end up doing landscapes.
The marginalized did not create identity politics: their identities have been forced on them by dominant groups, and politics is the most effective method of revolt.
I was a Senate spouse for many, many years. I kept my own career. I was teaching and Joe was doing politics. I realized when we were elected vice president that I had a platform and I knew I was not going to waste my platform. It was going to focus women and girls’ education.
Politics is dirty. Politics is exciting. Politics is often very, very difficult and disappointing. And I really would rather the world would be a little more like it was when my dad was young, where you knew pretty much where people stood on the great moral issues.
It is our experience that political leaders do not always mean the opposite of what they say.
There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose.
I know I’m not supposed to have any opinions about politics, because I’m famous.
It is a measure of the framers’ fear that a passing majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself.
Nobody likes, you know, the ugly parts of politics.
I wasn’t interested in politics. My attitude about it was, I can’t make a difference no matter what I do. And the truth is, I don’t even care enough to try.
Politics means striving to share power or striving to influence the distribution of power, either among states or among groups within a state.
I’m noticing a lot of the big bloggers who’ve posted about politics are experiencing an ugly backlash. Readers are angry because they went to the bloggers’ sites for a laugh, not a lecture. Again, it’s a question of being appropriate for the audience.
I am not the usual film star who enters politics just for the heck of it.
In American politics, the deepest rivalry is between the rational world and the right wing of the GOP, who are increasingly marginalized in their view that America cannot take on the big challenges.
In politics it is necessary to take nothing tragically and everything seriously.
I don’t do politics, I don’t do religion, I don’t do ethnic jokes.
One thing I have learned in my time in politics is that if one of the parties is shameless, the other party cannot afford to be spineless.
Remember that a civilized nation cannot just have one party; if there were only one party, this would merely be a dictatorship. Politics could not advance.
A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.
They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.
I think my politics are just inclined to be empathetic and humanistic. I grew up with so many different kinds of people with different politics, different religion, no religion, no politics, education, no education, and I was infatuated with all of them.
No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution… revolution is but thought carried into action.
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
I’m not sophisticated when it comes to politics, when it comes to journalism.
‘Stay with Me’ started out being very political, largely because I’m a little obsessed with politics.
I’m always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in politics, whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
I will do what the Prime Minister asks me to do; that is my consistent approach to politics and to service.
Our only real hope for democracy is that we get the money out of politics entirely and establish a system of publicly funded elections.
One baby is a patient baby, and waits indefinitely until its mother is ready to feed it. The other baby is an impatient baby and cries lustily, screams and kicks and makes everybody unpleasant until it is fed. Well, we know perfectly well which baby is attended to first. That is the whole history of politics.
No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
The United States is now harbouring Luis Posada Carriles. His continued freedom mocks victims of terrorism everywhere. It also shows how heavily the ‘war on terror’ is overlaid with politics and hypocrisy.
I will never join politics under any circumstances.
The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
War is the continuation of politics by other means.
The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy.
Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
Thatcherism, as an ideology, addresses the fears, the anxieties, the lost identities, of a people. It invites us to think about politics in images. It is addressed to our collective fantasies, to Britain as an imagined community, to the social imaginary.
It’s been my experience in politics that you can try and plan it out: ‘I’m going to hit the three ball which will hit the eight ball.’ You’ve just got to go run and try to do everything right. And then have a little luck.
When times are tough, constant conflict may be good politics but in the real world, cooperation works better. After all, nobody’s right all the time, and a broken clock is right twice a day.
It is easier for women to succeed in business, the arts, and politics in America than in Europe.
Politics, according to the Social Doctrine of the Church, is one of the highest forms of charity, because it serves the common good. I cannot wash my hands, eh? We all have to give something!
Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don’t know what they are conserving.
I’ve been offered political shows before, and I don’t know anything about politics and I feel uncomfortable making political opinions – there’s consequences to them. I often think I’m wrong, so I really don’t like getting in political or religious discussions because of the giant possibility that I might be wrong.
When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight, otherwise known as political power.
In politics, an organized minority is a political majority.
Our party is a diverse one, as is my home state of Illinois.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Rude people will now & then ask me why I think I know so much about Politics. I tell them it’s because I’m Smart… But that is a lie: The real reason is because I’m an incurable Gambling addict.
In politics, you have to compromise from morning to evening. Democracy is the art of compromise.
If you’re sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign.
Until the attack on Pearl Harbor, isolationism was an important, even dominant strand in U.S. politics. After the Second World War, this strand disappeared, smothered by the widespread and bipartisan conviction that the United States needed to stay engaged with the world to prevent future crises.
To me, politics is a pile of tricks.
No British TV company could ever make a series like ‘The West Wing’ about British politics. It would beggar credibility. No one could write it with a straight face, or perform it without giggling.
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.
For ‘The Grace of Kings,’ I read Han Dynasty historical records in Classical Chinese, which allowed me to get a sense of the complexity of the politics and the ‘surprisingly modern’ reactions of the historical figures to recurrent problems of state administration.
Politics is not a game for naive thinkers. You may go in as an idealist, but you certainly won’t come out as one.
I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.
You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt.
Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.
There’s a lot of politics in television and a lot of in-fighting and all that sort of stuff, but in the end, we are purveyors of entertainment. Viewers are not really bogged down in who’s doing what and who hates who and who’s doing best in the ratings. They watch television to be entertained.
Sports and politics don’t mix.
We want to make politics sort of entertaining. If it is entertaining, people are going to be interested in it, and if they are interested in it, they might think more about it and maybe involve themselves in some way down the line.
The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.
Whether you believe it or not, you have to understand the politics. In every script, there is a political bend that the writer has included. Whether you like it or not, is on you. But it’s very important to know that politics.
In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty, but in Chicago it’s a sport.
I’m not interested in politics. I lose interest the microsecond it ceases to be emotional, when something becomes a political movement. What I’m interested in is emotions.
If you see something is going wrong within politics and the world today, then some Hip Hop artist is gonna come along and get straight with it. If they think that there’s a lot of racism going on then there’s another Hip Hop artist who’s gonna come out and speak their mind.
The Congress has historically played covert communal politics in order to create what in India we call vote banks where you pit one community against another and so on in order to secure votes.
Social work and politics never go together although the intention behind politics is social work.
My childhood, adolescence and high school days are unusually important. If there has ever been a time that I developed a uniqueness and sense of humor and the ability to organize, it was then. In those early days, I developed the skills that gave me a certain degree of success in American politics.
History and social sciences were my interests. I was always interested in knowing how societies get organized, why there is rich and poor divide, why there are classes. I was never apolitical. I think we are all political in a way. Politics decides our day-to-day life.
A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else’s money.
I tend to avoid televisions, politics, and places with velvet ropes.
Politics is so personal, vicious and immediate, how are you going to get anything done? Even the local politics where I live have gotten so ugly.
I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn’t want to give up power.
When I came to Johannesburg from the countryside, I knew nobody, but many strangers were very kind to me. I then was dragged into politics, and then, subsequently, I became a lawyer.
Politics is the art of controlling your environment.
I think bad politics are incredibly dangerous, so it’s important to make sure that people are communicating well. Culture and morale are super important. It’s best to not force it, but let it happen organically and genuinely.
I hope ‘Chess’ will hit the big screen. It seems a natural to me. Good venues, tunes, and politics.
I always start my campaigns early, and I run hard. Maybe it comes from the rough-and-tumble world of San Francisco politics, where it’s not even a contact sport – it’s a blood sport. This is how I am as a candidate. This is how I run campaigns.
Our culture is more shaped by the arts and humanities than it often is by politics.
Public life is regarded as the crown of a career, and to young men it is the worthiest ambition. Politics is still the greatest and the most honorable adventure.
Politics is activity in relation to power.
The basis of my politics is, first of all, fairness and honesty.
In the business of politics, emotions and productive dissatisfaction with the world in which we live today are gradually being covered up by the minutiae of ordinary life.
I truly believe that people like myself, who are in a position of entertainers in the limelight, should keep their mouth shut on politics.
If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act.
Religion has to stay in the heart, not in politics. It is private.
Politics have no relation to morals.
The polarization of Congress; the decline of civility; and the rise of attack politics in the 1980s, the 1990s, and the early years of the new century are a blot on our political system and a disservice to the American people.
Politics is agony and ecstasy. The highs are amazing. The lows are excruciating.
Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.
A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else’s money.
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
Intersectionality draws attention to invisibilities that exist in feminism, in anti-racism, in class politics, so, obviously, it takes a lot of work to consistently challenge ourselves to be attentive to aspects of power that we don’t ourselves experience.
There is a thin line between politics and theatricals.
Politics is show business for ugly people.
The most important virtue in politics was once thought to be likeability. But in Corbyn, dislikeable was king. Actually, dislikeability reached its apotheosis in Donald Trump, who exhibited sourness, truculence and negativity in every step and tweet.
I think Canadians are more interested in international events than Americans because it is such a small country, so politics affect it more.
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.
The days of pay-to-play politics is over.
Politics is tricky; it cuts both ways. Every time you make a choice, it has unintended consequences.
Greatness will come by looking forward – untethered from the politics of the past and anchored by our shared values – and by changing our nation’s future.
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
Members of the Supreme Court have lifetime tenures because they’re not supposed to do politics.
You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
As a black woman, my politics and political affiliation are bound up with and flow from participation in my people’s struggle for liberation, and with the fight of oppressed people all over the world against American imperialism.
We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
People in the tech community may not like politics because it seems less interesting or less pure than what they’re doing. But you see the result of not caring about politics. This is no longer an abstract problem.
Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive, intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking. That agenda should have in my three pillars: strengthen the economy, strengthen our security, and strengthen our families.
Gay marriage is absolutely something that I am in full support of and a big advocate of, and I think it’s an important issue, but there’s a reason that I don’t talk about politics and why I’ll never be in politics. I am not the person to ever do that.
It is money, money, money! Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.
Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one.
Let me say at the outset, there would be no space for vendetta politics in Punjab.
There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail.
Compared to politics, I think sports is funnier, because it’s inconsequential. And politics can be real important and all that. The more pointless something is, the funnier it is, you know? And the more grave or important things are… You know, some comedians can get this disease where they get serious all the time.
You can’t assume anything in politics. That’s why every Saturday I walk around my district. I talk to the longshoremen in Charlestown. I listen to the people in East Boston and their concern on the airport noise. I walk down to the Star Market in Porter Square, and people tell me about meat prices.
In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
Politics is the attempt to achieve power and prestige without merit.
In politics, as in poetry, it is sometimes true that it is darkest before dawn.
I really rebel against this idea that politics has to be a place full of ego and where you’re constantly focused on scoring hits against each one another. Yes, we need a robust democracy, but you can be strong, and you can be kind.
Politics has less to do with where you live than where your heart is.
Living in Washington, you can’t take politics too seriously. I draw the line at honesty. I have no time for political hacks who say things they don’t believe because they get paid to.
Social etiquette dictates that when in mixed company, one should avoid discussing politics and religion. As someone who is quite active on various social portals, I can attest to the visceral emotions that are triggered when these topics are broached!
I discourage a cult of personality.
My brother Bob doesn’t want to be in government – he promised Dad he’d go straight.
A year is an eternity in politics – though less than a moment in history.
Jayalalitha cannot be misled about anything. She is one of the most well informed persons today in Indian politics.
Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations, in politics, perhaps even in business; in science only one thing matters, and that is the facts.
The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself.
To make films, you have to have something to say. To have something to say, you have to be a student of life. And to be a student of life, you have to be feeding yourself with what life, politics, society, and your family fuels you with.
There was a lot of politics going on, and Ireland were denied an Olympic gold medal in 2008.
The shape and composition of the government is important. We haven’t reached a point where politics and economics have been totally divorced from each other.
Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future.
The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. They did not want public office.
In Israel politics, four years is like 400 years in Europe.
If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
You begin to realize that hypocrisy is not a terrible thing when you see what overt fascism is compared to sort of covert, you know, communal politics which the Congress has never been shy of indulging in.
Our form of government can no longer be considered an experiment in politics. Crowned with success, it stands forth an example to the world and exhibits the proudest triumph of reason and philosophy.
A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.
In American religious history, theological qualms tend to get pushed aside when politics intervenes.
Politics is developing more comedians than radio ever did.
I will certainly not join politics. I would like to be remembered as a clean businessman who has not partaken in any twists and turns beneath the surface, and one who has been reasonably successful.
I know many writers who first dictate passages, then polish what they have dictated. I speak, then I polish – occasionally I do windows.
The AAP was not the first group of well-meaning outsiders in politics.
I don’t like politicians, and I don’t like politics. I definitely don’t want to be associated with any of them.
I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don’t encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics.
Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.
I have been persecuted since I joined politics, and I have been living in persecution since then.
The Kingdom is the love of God prevailing in politics, in business, in government, in media. It is all the impact of the laws of God creating a social environment where the strong help the weak, where those who have give to those who don’t. It’s a society where relationships are built on love.
Most people don’t want to talk about politics and religion. They say, ‘Let’s talk about something else.’
I always saw politics as an expansion of my role as a mom.
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
Politics is the most corrupt profession on Earth, no matter where you are.
My view on politics is much more grassroots oriented; it’s not old boy network oriented, so I tend to, you know, come at it a little bit stronger, a little bit more street-wise, if you will. That’s rubbed some feathers the wrong way.
The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal – that you can gather votes like box tops – is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.
The extremely wealthy have disproportionate influence on policies that impact us all. This corrupts our politics and leads to poorer people being denied the economic opportunity to flourish in life.
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
In order to have your voice be heard in Washington, you have to make some little contribution.
It is impossible to practice parliamentary politics without having patience, decency, politeness and courtesy.
You have to be able to interact with people whose politics you disagree with.
The potential for the abuse of power through digital networks – upon which we the people now depend for nearly everything, including our politics – is one of the most insidious threats to democracy in the Internet age.
Half a century ago, Ronald Reagan, the man whose relentless optimism inspired me to enter politics, famously said that he didn’t leave the Democratic Party; the party left him. I can certainly relate. I didn’t leave the Republican Party; it left me.
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
That’s politics. After six o’clock, we can be friends, but before six, it’s politics.
Anybody who doesn’t know that politics is crime has got a few screws loose.
I love politics.
Politics organizes our lives. We can’t disregard it. Politics has lot of muck, lot of dirt. But that doesn’t mean you have to be away from it. It’s ubiquitous.
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.
I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest.
Politics was never in our blood and in our family… I will never return to it.
I am invariably of the politics of the people at whose table I sit, or beneath whose roof I sleep.
I want to stay away from politics, or else I’ll probably end up putting my size fifteen foot into my mouth.
There’s an old joke that politics is Hollywood for ugly people. An awful lot of the press coverage about Washington reads like coverage of Hollywood. Madonna is having some spat with Sean Penn. Who cares? And who cares which politician is mad at that politician?
Let’s clean up the Senate and return to politics of common ground.
The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs.
I am so sick and tired of participating in this predictable cycle of politics, where a mass shooting happens, the left calls for new gun laws – some meaningful, some unproductive – the right yells ‘slippery slope’ and hides behind the Constitution.
I think things changed as a result of a certain perception of our politics. When we went through our zealous, self-righteous period it didn’t exactly win us any friends.
Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.
To think that the heritage of the West, including post-war liberalism, was a selfish, secular, practical arrangement of politics is a fiction.
I’m not going to be intimidated by people or identity politics. I think that’s a dead end.
There are three critical ingredients to democratic renewal and progressive change in America: good public policy, grassroots organizing and electoral politics.
In politics nothing is contemptible.
If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won’t.
In many cases, water stress is more about politics, economics, behaviour and governance than absolute water scarcity. Better planning is needed, to allocate water where societal need is greatest, and to allow trade-offs between alternative uses.
If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.
I always say I was a liberal, but I wasn’t active in politics. I just assumed I was a liberal because I was black and I was a woman. And I know now that sounds really foolish, but I had different priorities.
It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.
I would have a poet able bodied, fond of talking, a reader of the newspapers, capable of pity and laughter, informed in economics, appreciative of women, involved in personal relationships, actively interested in politics, susceptible to physical impressions.
‘Coriolanus’ deals with the birth of democracy. And that has been fascinating because I’ve been talking about politics so much because of ‘Borgen.’ It’s a nice bridge.
Any time scientists disagree, it’s because we have insufficient data. Then we can agree on what kind of data to get; we get the data; and the data solves the problem. Either I’m right, or you’re right, or we’re both wrong. And we move on. That kind of conflict resolution does not exist in politics or religion.
The President’s post should not be politicised. Once a president is elected, he is above politics.
In politics and life, timing is everything.
In ‘Healing the Soul of America,’ I wrote about Gandhi’s notion of soul force in politics and why it matters to stand on your truth.
There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.
I worked as long in a fish and chip shop as I did in Parliament. I’ve had particular experiences in politics, but they’re not my only ones, and they’re not the ones that defined me.
The idea that religion and politics don’t mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
The ’90s were extremely diverse, almost like a laboratory of the new century. There was much experimenting around, in politics, economics, gender and family structures, and also in fashion. There was a cloud of possibilities which kept us all dizzy.
I’m not into politics.
The problem with religious doctrine, as with politics, because of its ability to give people authority, it has a tendency to attract people that want authority for all the wrong reasons, and that is what it has done across all time.
High levels of economic inequality lead to imbalances in political power, as those at the top use their economic weight to shape our politics in ways that give them more economic power.
Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.
The unique thing about our country is that we have Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, and people of all other religions. We have temples and mosques, gurdwaras and churches. But we do not bring all this into politics… This is the difference between India and Pakistan.
Westminster politics is very unattractive, and people are channelling political energy into more inward questioning – there are a lot of musicians whose songs are all about feeling, and it’s almost like that’s the only safe place to express yourself.
When you work as a humanitarian, you are conscious that politics have to be considered. Because if you really want to make an extreme change, then you have a responsibility.
I don’t know about politics so much. I’m a professional athlete.
What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those?
What is politics? Political system is equal to development politics plus political politics.
At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence.
As society changes, as politics change, as people change, certain songs still seem to resonate.
Politics is a conversation between the contestant and the voter.
I think to be in politics you have to have the taste for blood on that.
To be quite honest, John Lennon had questionable politics. There was a flip side. He was all peace and love, but he was a very violent character.
Beethoven was a deeply political man in the broadest sense of the word. He was not interested in daily politics, but concerned with questions of moral behaviour and the larger questions of right and wrong affecting the entire society.
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.
When we started making ‘Borgen,’ no one had any idea it would have any appeal outside Denmark. No one expected it to follow the success of ‘The Killing’ because it’s basically all about Danish politics.
You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat.
There is no gambling like politics.
I never let my politics supersede my manners.
I think I’d probably shine really well in a team sport, but as everybody knows, I don’t handle politics very well. A lot of team sports has a lot of politics. Individual sports, it’s all about me.
I’m in politics to defend the rights of Canadians – to secure a brighter future.
Everything is politics.
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
You have to believe that it’s through politics that societies can lead social and economic and political change.
Good thing we’ve still got politics in Texas – finest form of free entertainment ever invented.
A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
Well, you know what, I’m 60 years old, and I’ve been interested in politics since I was on my daddy’s knee. During the 1948 election, we were praying for Truman. I know a lot about politics.
I designed collections around whatever struck my fancy… fruits, vegetables, politics, or peacocks! I entered in with no business sense.
Politics is a rough and tumble business, and yet there seems to be an effort by the commentariat to sanitise American politics to some type of high-level Victorian debating society.
I reject the cynical view that politics is a dirty business.
I am not a full-time politician but a ‘sanyasi’ who took the path of politics to serve the masses.
It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested in four sandwiches than four freedoms.
As the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, I see on a daily basis the impact of politics and policy on my family, neighbors, friends, and residents.
War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.
There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circling, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water.
Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close.
Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.
Throughout my years championing for civil rights, analyzing politics and advocating on behalf of the voiceless, I am disturbed the most when harmless children suffer because of politics or detrimental policies.
I can’t let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days.
Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society.
I consider politics very boring.
Music and politics are in essence about communication. Without over-stretching the analogy I do feel a sense of rhythm is important in getting your message across.
I paid too heavy a price for perestroika.
To protect America’s security, we are going to have to pull America’s military out of the swamp of Washington politics.
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.
In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
At the end of the day, stories connect us, not politics. And there’s so many stories out there waiting to be told. It’s just a matter of who’s out there listening.
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
Hypocrisy is the scarlet letter in politics.
I always wanted to get into politics, but I was never light enough to make the team.
If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government.
Chicago is known for good steaks, expensive stores and beautiful architecture. Unfortunately, the Windy City also enjoys a reputation for corrupt politics, violent crime, and some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere in the country.
Much of India’s Hindu-Muslim divisions can also be located in the context of history, fomented further by the politics of divide and rule.
Am I a liberal or conservative? I’m neither. Like most Americans, I find politics very frustrating. Like most Americans, I’d like to hear from politicians the facts. That is what drives me.
Hypocrisy needs to be called out in American politics, and the absurd has reached the point where it is just insufferable.
We have elected to put our money and faith in a mathematical framework that is free of politics and human error.
You do the policy, I’ll do the politics.
I do have a political agenda. It’s to have as few regulations as possible.
Songwriting is just like any other kind of writing – it’s either fiction or nonfiction. You can even get into philosophy and politics, which I’ve done on occasion.
I don’t like politics. I am not aligned to any political party. I have friends in all political parties.
There is this concept of politics as a dirty game. It’s a difficult game, but it doesn’t have to be dirty. I think this is what we need to bring to politics. I think politics around the world has very often been captured by big interests – ‘lobbies’ they call them in the States.
If bitter party name-calling turns people off then smear politics just destroys all credibility in the aims of politicians, the role of political parties and the political process itself.
Politics is the most important of the civil activities and has its own field of action, which is not that of religion.
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.
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.
When I came into politics, I remember reading these scorecards of my performance, and I would routinely have these comments about not being assertive enough.
The game has a cleanness. If you do a good job, the numbers say so. You don’t have to ask anyone or play politics. You don’t have to wait for the reviews.
You can’t ignore politics, no matter how much you’d like to.
A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns and circumstances of people’s lives, a politics that does not speak to and include people, is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail.
Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country – and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.
Liberalism is Rationalism in politics.
Sincerity and competence is a strong combination. In politics, it is everything.
In politics it is necessary either to betray one’s country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.
In politics, every day is filled with numerous opportunities for serious error. Enjoy it.
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
Well, politics is much more severe than entertainment. You have to hit those points, in politics, word for word. You have to remember the date. You have to remember the website. You have to rehearse stories that might be asked, have anecdotes ready for questions that might come up.
I don’t know a lot about politics.
Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.
I strongly believe that crossing the aisle for the good of the American people is more important than party politics.
Unity in faith is theocracy; unity in politics is fascism.
As long as I don’t write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything.
Politics is my hobby. Smut is my vocation.
There is so much partisan and tribal politics, from not just those seeking office but potential voters as well, that we never get real attempts at solutions to problems.
Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
Surgeon generals are appointed by presidents, but our work isn’t about politics. Our highest duty to to the public. Our true guide is science. Our job is to speak the truth about public health, even when it’s controversial or perceived as political.
The decision to serve needs to be independent of your politics.
Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
Democracies must have equilibrium… and the entanglement of politics and information must be minimized.
All people are born alike – except Republicans and Democrats.
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!
Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical.
I believe in the separation of church and state, but I do not believe in the separation of politics from religion.
There’s a lot of politics in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There’s a lot us artists would change about the induction ceremony and who they pick.
You’ve got to watch the politics of AIDS. The politics of AIDS can work both for and against the victims of AIDS.
I’ve always been very suspicious of the left-right dimension in politics.
Television doesn’t like politics very well, if you can infer that from the way they cover it.
Taking care of children has nothing to do with politics. I think perhaps with time, instead of there being a politicization of humanitarian aid, there will be a humanization of politics.
I’d like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre, Marx for politics and Freud for psychology: someone after whom nothing is as it used to be.
Ray Charles’ revolutionary approach to music was also reflected in his politics and his deep and abiding commitment to Martin Luther King and the plight of African-Americans. Ray Charles may not have been on the front lines, but he put his money where his mouth was.
If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don’t ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.
Do you know who the real hypocrite is? It’s the federal government and the Justice Department. It’s a fraud; it’s a lie. They have no interest in the education of black children. They are only interested in the politics of it.
For us, sons of France, political sentiment is a passion; while, for the Englishmen, politics are a question of business.
I hate all politics. I don’t like either political party. One should not belong to them – one should be an individual, standing in the middle. Anyone that belongs to a party stops thinking.
There’s no permanent, fixed class consciousness. You can’t work out immediately what people think and what politics they have simply by looking at their socio-economic position.
My publicist told me not to talk about politics but, yes, I think we have a president who stole the election.
There are no friends at cards or world politics.
If we tried to write about politics, you’d realize that we’re all a bunch of idiots.
In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure.
Republicans have nothing but bad ideas and Democrats have no ideas.
We all have our likes and our dislikes. But… when we’re doing news – when we’re doing the front-page news, not the back page, not the op-ed pages, but when we’re doing the daily news, covering politics – it is our duty to be sure that we do not permit our prejudices to show. That is simply basic journalism.
Broadway is such a diverse community. Everybody knows how I believe, and everyone believes, and it’s not a big deal. But in Hollywood, if you talk about politics – especially if you’re a Republican – or spirituality, it’s just not something people want to hear about.
I do not believe in sex distinction in literature, law, politics, or trade – or that modesty and virtue are more becoming to women than to men, but wish we had more of it everywhere.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible.
Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.
Most people don’t realize, I really have no faith in politics. I’m not a politician. If I thought you could change human hearts by laws, I would, but I don’t.
My wife told me if there is any rumors about me, it better be about politics and not about my social life.
The longer they talk about identity politics, I got ’em. I want them to talk about racism every day. If the Left is focused on race and identity, and we go with economic nationalism, we can crush the Democrats.
To be fair, money and politics never work in a directly straight line.
A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
In politics, you never know who’s going to die, retire, or – in Illinois – get indicted.
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers.
As politics is not subtraction but addition, those who share views and ideas need to join forces and they have to cooperate with political opponents even after they win an election.
Any criticism of Thatcher throws a dangerously absurd light on the entire machinery of British politics. Thatcher’s name must be protected, not because of all the wrong that she had done, but because the people around her allowed her to do it.
Compared to politics, I think sports is funnier, because it’s inconsequential. And politics can be real important and all that. The more pointless something is, the funnier it is, you know?
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
There might be some serious fun in politics.
I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something.
The best politics is no politics.
There can be no wise politics without thought beforehand.
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.
In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.
There’s a problem with political polling in that you have so much pressure to do what your client wants you to do and say what your client wants you to say. I’ve never felt that pressure. I am independent of the political parties.
I think it is fundamental to understand that the ethics of politics indicate that you should concentrate your efforts on those marginalized people who live in poverty with few opportunities to develop individually.
Politics is the art of the next best.
Always, with any sort of politics, which is why we haven’t got any, you get extremists, and once you get extremists, you get people doing great things and terrible things… for every following of some sort, you get followers who distort things.
Politics is organized hatred, that is unity.
From politics, it was an easy step to silence.
Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.
I don’t believe in politics. I’m an anarchist, I guess you could say. I think people could be just fine looking after themselves.
The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal – that you can gather votes like box tops – is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.
Beware the politically obsessed. They are often bright and interesting, but they have something missing in their natures; there is a hole, an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up. It leaves them somehow misshapen.
Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
Do you think it’s possible to discuss politics without preaching?
The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own.
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.
The regional parties have emerged as a strong force, and they, too, deserve a place in national politics.
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Isn’t that what we come into politics for? To say to people: ‘You can do it, too – there is a chance to serve your community. There is a chance to shape it co-operatively and democratically, without fear or favour.’ And that is what I tried to do.
It is the desire of the good people of the whole country that sectionalism as a factor in our politics should disappear.
I learned early on, stay away from politics, stay away from religion and don’t talk about sports. Those three right there will get you in trouble.
War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means.
The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.
Rush Limbaugh, we expect nonsense from him. But the Vatican, that’s another story. When the Vatican is so threatened that it launches attacks on nuns, well, you know what they say in politics, a hit dog hollers.
If you believe you can make a difference, not just in politics, in public service, in advocacy around all these important issues, then you have to be prepared to accept that you are not going to get 100 percent approval.
The more you observe politics, the more you’ve got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Politics is a lot of serendipity. You’re in the right place and the right time and you’ve got the right message, and it either connects for you or, or it doesn’t.
Remember that politics, colonialism, imperialism and war also originate in the human brain.
We used to play marbles for keeps. If you lost, you lost. It is the same way with politics, but not everybody knows this.
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.
People are gravitating towards Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders because they are doing their own thing. I think people are trying to cut out the middle man and just get to the source and get away from Washington politics.
When it comes to politics, I sit down on a sofa and grab some popcorn – or sometimes I crouch down in order not to get shot.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Politics and ethics belong to different worlds.
Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
Remember: real politics isn’t about figureheads and seats in parliament. Real politics is about ideas. And there can be no doubt regarding the extreme ideas that have been gaining ground in the Netherlands for decades.
I believe in an India of pluralism and diversity, not of religious bigotry and caste politics. I believe in an India that is secure in itself and confident of its place in the world, an India that is a proud example of tolerance, freedom and hope for the downtrodden.
No one wants to die, and no one wants to die poor. These are the two fundamental truths that transcend culture, they transcend politics, they transcend economic cycles.
We are against politics of religion and caste.
There is no more effective way to radicalize American Muslim youth than for political leaders to make public displays of prejudice against all Muslims. Suspicion will undermine their sense of identification with America and alienate some from both the culture and from politics.
I didn’t go into politics because I wanted to win a popularity contest.
In a time of domestic crisis, men of goodwill and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Politics is a necessary evil, or a necessary annoyance, a necessary conundrum.
When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor; when we have a construction job to do, we want an uncommon engineer, and when we are at war, we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man.
I follow politics in a big way, and always have since I was a kid. I’ve got opinions, but they’re opinions on both sides – not just anti-Republican, which is a real popular thing for a rap artist to do. If you dis Republicans, nobody will get mad. I think the two-party system sucks. It’s absolutely ignorant.
I’m not in politics.
At present, our country needs women’s idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.
If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics.
What we’re doing on ‘The West Wing’ is fictional. It’s not a place to learn about politics or government. Has there ever been a fundraiser on ‘The West Wing?’ No. So right there, you’re in Disneyland.
I’ve always championed women in politics. We just get stuck in; politics isn’t a game. The decisions we make affect people’s lives, and that is something we must all keep to the forefront of our minds.
Voters don’t decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.
I knew I would work in a community that I would like to live in, but I had no idea that I would ever go into politics, even though some of my classmates thought I would.
Trump represented a movement of dissatisfaction, the dissent, unhappiness, division cultivated by years of identity politics and the bullying of arrogant, insufferable, intolerant social justice warriors who used the last two terms to punish anyone who reminded them of Daddy.
What I’m asking for is hard. It’s easier to be cynical; to accept that change isn’t possible, and politics is hopeless, and to believe that our voices and actions don’t matter. But if we give up now, then we forsake a better future.
People say, ‘Oh, politics is so polarized today,’ and I’m thinking… ‘1861, that was polarized.’
Joy doesn’t betray but sustains activism. And when you face a politics that aspires to make you fearful, alienated and isolated, joy is a fine initial act of insurrection.
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.
Whatever you thought of his politics, Ronald Reagan was a great man, a courageous man. He took an assassin’s bullet and joked to the doctors as they desperately worked to save his life.
Neither politics of chaos and anarchy has succeeded earlier and nor will succeed in future.
We need elected officials who overcome partisan politics to really help people.
Politics is 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.
Always, since our birth, we’ve insisted on another way of doing politics. Now, we had the chance to do it without arms, but without stopping being Zapatistas; that’s why we keep the masks on.
Since politics fundamentally should be a moral enterprise, the church in this sense has something to say about politics.
Conflict and callous politics drive famine.
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
Politics should not be a lifelong career, and elected officials should not be allowed to fix themselves in the halls of power of a nation.
I try to swim against the current as much as possible when it comes to the tribalism that defines the way people do politics on social media, and I try to present myself as an individual and humanistic voice. I’m interested in people, not just factions.
Young people have so much more power than they tend to think to be able to affect politics. And if people will organize and get involved and go out and knock on doors and hand out leaflets and make a change, then they can determine the future.
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
I think I’m one of the most patriotic people that I’ve ever encountered in America. I consider myself a bedrock patriot. I participate very actively in local politics, because my voice might be worthwhile. I participate in a meaningful way – not by donations; I work at it.
The best and brightest don’t go into politics. The best and brightest are at Goldman Sachs.
I detest politics, to be honest with you. It’s a cesspool. And I don’t think I would fare well in that cesspool because I don’t believe in political correctness and I certainly don’t believe in dishonesty.
Ferdinand was a gold trader. He was a lawyer for mining companies. When he entered politics in l949, he had tons and tons of gold. When Bill Gates was a college dropout, Ferdinand already possessed billions of dollars and tons of gold. It wasn’t stolen.
America’s present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale.
I think, under President Obama, who was a really bright guy – I didn’t agree with a lot of his politics – but we got to the point internationally where our friends didn’t trust us. They were confused. And our enemies didn’t quite respect us.
First, I think more Americans need to declare their independence from partisan politics on both sides. The more that Americans declare their independence, the more the parties will have to compete for their votes using reason rather than the hateful appeals.
Politics is a contact sport.
I think few people of education enter politics because it seems like a contact blood sport.
People are just trying to work their jobs, raise their families, discipline their kids, and have a good life… Politics has just become like bad weather. And they deserve clear skies.
The creative tension with spirituality vs. practicality in the world of politics is a vital conversation.
I have always said I will be in politics to serve as best as I can and it will take me wherever it will take me.
When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers.
As we’ve always said, in politics the person with the biggest number wins.
To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious liberty from a room of silent, thoughtful schoolchildren.
Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
I never have been involved in politics.
All politics is local.
Politics is applesauce.
I think good governance and good politics can go together.
People use restaurants to do business, to do politics, to socialize.
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
Judges make tough decisions on child abuse, divorce, property disputes, drunk driving, domestic violence and other issues that should be free from politics.
Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.
I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny.
So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we’ll be called a democracy.
Possibly the fact that I was physically quite feeble, a relatively short little fellow, attracted me to that idea of a very authoritative and aggressive version of Conservative politics.
The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation.
You can’t be in politics unless you can walk in a room and know in a minute who’s for you and who’s against you.
If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.
At twenty, I implicitly dissociated poetry from politics.
I loved politics and, I confess, I enjoyed politicians immensely.
In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
Probably being in politics is the worst place for me to be.