quote by Plato

If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.

— Plato

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All political lives, unless they are cut off in midstream at a happy juncture, end in failure, because that is the nature of politics and of human affairs.

Political affairs quote When words are both true and kind they can change the world.
When words are both true and kind they can change the world.

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.

The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

Political affairs quote Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.
Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.

Increased interest and participation by labor in the affairs of government should make for economic and political stability in the future. Labor has a constitutional and statutory right to participate.

A man of active and resilient mind outwears his friendships just as certainly as he outwears his love affairs, his politics and his epistemology.

An unconditional right to say what one pleases about public affairs is what I consider to be the minimum guarantee of the First Amendment.

Political affairs quote Be the person your dog thinks you are.
Be the person your dog thinks you are.

The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.

In civil and political affairs, American women take no interest or concern, except so far as they sympathize with their family and personal friends; but in all cases, in which they do feel a concern, their opinions and feelings have a consideration, equal or even superior, to that of the other sex.

The Russian leaders are keen judges of human psychology, and as such they are highly conscious that loss of temper and of self-control is never a source of strength in political affairs.

Political affairs quote There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.

Many people don't give a rip about politics and know as much about public affairs as they know about the topography of Pluto.

The limitations imposed by democratic political practices makes it difficult to conduct our foreign affairs in the national interest.

Revolutions are not push button affairs;

rather, they evolve only if there exists a reservoir of hope and grievance that can be galvanized into popular action.

Political affairs quote The stronger you become, the gentler you will be.
The stronger you become, the gentler you will be.

As free citizens in a political democracy, we have a responsibility to be interested and involved in the affairs of the human community, be it at the local or the global level.

Inertia is a powerful force in human and political affairs.

In scientific matters there was a common language and one standard of values;

in moral and political problems there were many. … Furthermore, in science there is a court of last resort, experiment, which is unavailable in human affairs.

Political affairs quote Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but beca
Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.
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Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short, in all the management of human affairs.

I doubt very much if a man whose main literary interests were in works by Mr.

Zane Grey, admirable as they may be, is particularly equipped to be the chief executive of this country, particularly where Indian Affairs are concerned.

I realized that public affairs were also my affairs.

I became active in politics because I saw the possibility, if we all sat back and did nothing, of a world in which there would no longer be any stages for actors to act on.

Political affairs quote Being polite is so rare these days, thats its often confused with flirting.
Being polite is so rare these days, thats its often confused with flirting.
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I'm interested in current affairs and social policy as a whole, but I don't watch politics for sport.

I am not going to answer any questions as to my association, my philosophical or religious beliefs or my political beliefs, or how I voted in any election, or any of these private affairs.

The business of a Political Economist is neither to recommend nor to dissuade, but to state general principles, which it is fatal to neglect, but neither advisable, nor perhaps practicable, to use as the sole, or even the principal, guides in the actual conduct of affairs.

Political affairs quote Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because the
Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, ut because you are.
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An Athenian citizen does not neglect his state because he takes care of his own household; even those of us who are engaged in business have a very fair idea of politics. We do not regard a man who takes no interest in public affairs as harmless. We do not say that such a man 'minds his own business'. Rather we say he has no business here at all.

There is no worse mistake in public leadership than to hold out false hopes soon to be swept away. The British people can face peril or misfortune with fortitude and buoyancy, but they bitterly resent being deceived or finding that those responsible for their affairs are themselves dwelling in a fool's paradise.

There is a sort of enthusiasm in all projectors, absolutely necessary for their affairs, which makes them proof against the most fatiguing delays, the most mortifying disappointments, the most shocking insults; and, what is severer than all, the presumptuous judgement of the ignorant upon their designs.

Political affairs quote Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They're underused.
Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They're underused.

It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.

We're in an illusion about what our role is in world politics and foreign affairs, and our policies are killing and destroying and doing a lot of things that we are not aware of.

I've been in entertainment, politics, business, business coaching, public affairs, documentaries, programming, news, theater. So, there aren't many things I see that I haven't seen something like that before.

Political affairs quote All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its o
All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

So the major obstacle to the development of new supplies is not geology but what happens above ground: international affairs, politics, investment and technology.

A new chapter in the history of international politics has begun, one in which the pursuit and control of energy resources would be the central dynamic of world affairs, and governments.

There is a limit to the legitimate interference of collective opinion with individual independence: and to find that limit, and maintain it against encroachment, is as indispensable to a good condition of human affairs, as protection against political despotism.

Political affairs 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.

If politics is the art of the possible, research is surely the art of the soluble. Both are immensely practical-minded affairs.

The link between domestic policy and international affairs is essential: We cannot say we care about domestic issues and we leave international politics, and the opposite is wrong as well. Both are connected and should be addressed together.

When the San Francisco Democrats treat foreign affairs as an afterthought, as they did, they behaved less like a dove or a hawk than like an ostrich - convinced it could shut out the world by hiding its head in the sand.

If politics is the art of the possible, research is surely the art of the soluble. Both are immensely practical-minded affairs.

But in practical affairs, particularly in politics, men are needed who combine human experience and interest in human relations with a knowledge of science and technology.