Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.
~ Frank Dane
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
~ Charles De Gaulle
He brings disaster upon is nation who never sows a seed, or lays a brick, or weaves a garment, but makes politics his occupation.
~ Kahlil Gibran
Sooner or later politics will be faced with the task of finding a new postmodern face. A politician must become a person again, someone who trusts not only scientific representation and analysis of the world, but also the world itself. He must believe not only in sociological statistics but also in real people. He must trust not only an objective interpretation of reality, but also his own soul; no only an adopted ideology, but also his own thoughts; not only the summary reports he receives each morning, but also his own feelings.
~ Vaclav Havel, in a speech at the World Economic Forum in 1995
Let us never sacrifice our principles for anybody’s politics – not now, not ever.
~ Mike Huckabee
If you truly wished to find out what is best for the country you would listen more to those who oppose you than those who try to please you.
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
~ Abraham Lincoln
We learned once and for all that compromise makes a good umbrella but a por roof; that it is a temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.
~ James Russell Lowell
Being in politics is like being a football coach; you have to be smart enought to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it’s important.
~ Eugene McCarthy
A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
~ H. L. Mencken
All politics is local.
~ Tip O’Neill
In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman.
~ Margaret Thatcher
After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood.
~ Fred Thompson
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself.
~ Mark Twain
There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don’t know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president.
~ Kurt Vonnegut