quote by Kgalema Motlanthe

Once it gets to a point where it becomes a matter of life and death to occupy a position of leadership or not, with an eye on future opportunities, therein lies the danger.

— Kgalema Motlanthe

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Career politicians quote The true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers.

The true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers.

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No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems - of which getting elected and re-elected are number one and number two. Whatever is number three is far behind.

My own electorate, which I represented for 36 years as an anti-apartheid politician, had a considerable number of Jewish voters supporting me throughout my career.

Career politicians quote I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 ti

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Some people love money and get into politics.

If they love money so much, they should get into commerce, industry, or do whatever they want - it's no sin. But politics is for serving the people.

Whether lawyer, politician or executive, the American who knows what's good for his career seeks an institutional rather than an individual identity. He becomes the man from NBC or IBM. The institutional imprint furnishes him with pension, meaning, proofs of existence. A man without a company name is a man without a country.

Embracing failure is the most important trait I've developed in my career.

I have tried to learn from my failures, and I believe it has made me stronger, more confident and more resilient.

Career politicians quote Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician and I'll show you a crook.

Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician and I'll show you a crook.

Most of the founders of this country had day jobs for years.

They were not career politicians. ... We need leaders with experience in the real world, not experience in the phony world of politics.

Sarah Palin has decided not to run for President and go straight to the quitting part.

Every one must be familiar with the often expressed opinion, that, as a practical politician, Mr. Mill's career was essentially a failure.

Career politicians quote Believe in yourself and back yourself to come out on top. A fulfilling career is

Believe in yourself and back yourself to come out on top. A fulfilling career is waiting for those brave enough to find it.

I'm not a career politician. I spent 30 years in business. I can tell you that people in California have had it with career politicians: they are done.

The career of politics grants a feeling of power.

The knowledge of influencing men, of participating in power over them, and above all, the feeling of holding in one's hands a nerve fiber of historically important events can elevate the professional politician above everyday routine even when he is placed in formally modest positions.

Aren't you tired of these career politicians on the left side of the aisle moralizing about the greed of the 'wealthy' when these same politicians habitually buy votes with borrowed dollars? Who are they to lecture those who actually produce and contribute to the economy?

Career politicians quote Whether we or our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals a

Whether we or our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.

Politicians talk about wage equality, but my father has made it a practice at his company throughout his entire career. He will fight for equal pay for equal work, and I will fight for this too right alongside of him.

I offer something very different from the lifelong career politicians who have worked their way up to run for higher office or those who can parachute in with checks for $5 million or $10 million, and that seems to be the definition of credible or legitimate. I'm rejecting that premise.

Im looking for leaders who are going to go to Washington for a season, not career politicians. People who understand that the strength of America comes from the private sector, not Washington, D.C.

Career politicians quote When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginni

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.

Whether lawyer, politician or executive, the American who knows what's good for his career seeks an institutional rather than an individual identity. He becomes the man from NBC or IBM. The institutional imprint furnishes him with pension, meaning, proofs of existence. A man without a company name is a man without a country.

To the Latin, cynicism and middle age are synonymous.

Look at our politicians - they move through their careers from left to center to right, like the hands of a clock.

The problem we have is not Democrats versus Republicans.

It is a Washington cartel. I've said many times the biggest divide we have politically is not between Republicans and Democrats. It's between career politicians in both parties and the American people.

Career politicians quote May future generations look back on our work and say that these men and women wh

May future generations look back on our work and say that these men and women who, in a moment of great crisis, stood up to their politicians, the opinion-makers, and the establishment, and saved their country.

The career of a politician mainly consists in making one part of the nation do what it does not want to do, in order to please and satisfy the other part of the nation. It is the prolonged sacrifice of the rights of some persons at the bidding and for the satisfaction of other persons. The ruling idea of the politician - stated rather bluntly - is that those who are opposed to him exist for the purpose of being made to serve his ends, if he can get power enough in his hands to force these ends upon them.

There are two types of politicians: the ones that are courageous and honest, and the ones that have a steep career.

I have run large organizations, I know what it takes to create a healthy business climate, and I have more experience than Jerry Brown doing that. So it'll be a stark contrast, a career politician vs. someone who has met a payroll, gotten a return on investment, knows how to use technology to do more with less.

It's time to replace career politicians with citizen's politicians.

It's time to elect people who are going to stand up to the Washington elite and stand up to a White House and Congress hell-bent on ramming socialism down our throat.

I answer that question by saying: 'Why Meg Whitman' which is: I'm not a career politician. I spent 30 years in business. I can tell you that people in California have had it with career politicians: they are done.

The career of a politician mainly consists in making one part of the nation do what it does not want to do, in order to please and satisfy the other part of the nation.

No doubt the ridiculous politicians are right to like politics.

They have found careers in which success can be achieved by being ridiculous. Imagine Jimmy Carter or George W. Bush rising to the top of any other profession.

I think I've had a long, distinguished career in public service.

It just goes to show you what some politicians will do. They'll say or do anything to get elected. I know all these people. They all claimed to be friends of mine up until their mayoral campaigns. They'd call me on the phone and ask for information or come over here and sit in this chair to get briefed.

Donald Trump is a businessman, not a career politician.

He actually built a business. Those tax returns that were - that came out publicly this week show that he faced some pretty tough times 20 years ago. But like virtually every other business, including the New York Times not too long ago, he used what's called net operating loss. We have a tax code that actually is designed to encourage entrepreneurship in this country.

A smart politician needs to come in and create a plan for when our students graduate college, there are opportunities in fields that interest them and a job that's a career. A president whose plans can embrace and incorporate every millennial will be successful.

Adam Clayton Powell's entire political career has to be looked at in the entire context of the American history and the history of, and the position of the Afro- American or negro in American history. [He] has done a remarkable job in fighting for rights of black people in this country. On the other hand, he probably hasn't done as much as he could or as much as he should because he is the most independent negro politician in this country.

I said that my father was not a politician.

I, instead, think I am. But not in the sense of being interested in a political career - rather in the sense that I think it necessary to strive to build a certain India, the India I want.

This is the difference between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and Sen.

Kaine. They are career public servants. Donald Trump is a businessman, not a career politician. He built a business.

The money we spend on education should follow the choice of the parents, not the choice of educrats, bureaucrats, politicians, who, unfortunately, have been manipulating this process in their own career interests, not in the interests of our young people.

Now is the time to act or get stuck with a bland, boring, career politician who will lose to Barack Obama.

Every time I would give a talk, someone would say, 'You ought to go into politics.' I prefer to call it government leadership. My life has taken me to places where I have experiences that I think I can share. A lot of times, we see people who are career politicians. I'm not the conventional candidate, nor do I want to be.

Most of them [American politicians] are men of undoubted charm, ability, and incredible energy, and yet too often they lack purpose or appetite for anything beyond their own careers. With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved.

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