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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

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

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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