There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
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Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Politics is far more complicated than physics.
Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.
He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
In politics... shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.
Some men change their party for the sake of their principles;
others their principles for the sake of their party.
We in America do not have government by the majority.
We have government by the majority who participate.
An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.
If it's going to come out eventually, better have it come out immediately.
The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.
Any 20 year-old who isn't a liberal doesn't have a heart, and any 40 year-old who isn't a conservative doesn't have a brain.
Someone asked me the other day if I believe in conspiracies. Well, sure. Here's one. It is called political system. It is nothing if not a giant conspiracy to rob, trick and subjugate the population.
A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.
People that are really weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
I'm not a member of any organized political party, I'm a Democrat!
There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
Politics have no relation to morals.
There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose.
I think the world is run by "C" students.
Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
The heaviest penalty for deciding to engage in politics is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.
No political party has exclusive patent rights on prosperity.
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.
A politician is an ass upon which everyone has sat except a man.
The most successful politician is he who says what everybody is thinking most often and in the loudest voice.
Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.
How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?
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.
Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity.
Politics is organized hatred, that is unity.
The news of any politician's death should be listed under Public Improvements.
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build A bridge even where there is no river.
Ninety percent of politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.
There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer.
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence.
Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
A political career brings out the basest qualities in human nature.
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.
Politics is a blood sport.
Politics is not the art of the possible.
It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
In politics, as in life, we must above all things wish only for the attainable.