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Politics


A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants.
Harry S. Truman

A politician needs 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.
Winston Churchill

As in the political sphere, the child is taught that he is free, a democrat, with a free will and a free mind, lives in a free country, makes his own decisions. At the same time he is a prisoner of the assumptions and dogmas of his time, which he does not question, because he has never been told they exist. By the time a young person has reached the age when he has to choose (we still take it for granted that a choice is inevitable) between the arts and the sciences, he often chooses the arts because he feels that here is humanity, freedom, choice. He does not know that he is already moulded by a system: he does not know that the choice itself is the result of a false dichotomy rooted in the heart of our culture.
Doris Lessing

Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
George Bernard Shaw

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
John Adams

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.
Joseph Stalin

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Plato

Politics have no relation to morals.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business.
Paul Valéry

The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
Niccolo Machiavelli

There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.
Vladimir Lenin

To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
Vladimir Lenin

War is the continuation of politics by other means.
Karl Von Clausewitz

Washington is a very easy city for you to forget where you came from and why you got there in the first place.
Harry S. Truman
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