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Carl Sandberg Quotes and Sayings

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A politician should have three hats.
One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through,
and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.
- Carl Sandberg

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
- Charles de Gaulle

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
- H. L. Mencken

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city,
it might be better to change the locks.
- Doug Larson

 

Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.
- Lady Bird Johnson

A woman must combine the role of mother,
wife and politician.
- Emma Bonino

The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth -
something very difficult for a politician.
Or watch your food - just watch it, don't eat it.
- Edward Koch

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I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth
is rarely a politician's objective.
Election and power are.
- Cal Thomas

At the moment I am a little bit politician,
yes.
I think that could be my next step.
It is not because I want power, it is because of what
I think I could do for the people.
- Haile Gebrselassie

To an intellectual who is adrift in politics,
a theory is an aim; to a true politician his theory is a boundary.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Life and people are complex.
A writer as an artist doesn't have the personality of a politician.
We don't see the world that simply.
- Joyce Carol Oates

A politician is a person with whose politics you don't agree;
if you agree with him he's a statesman.
- David Lloyd George

A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence
and yet keep both ears to the ground.
- H. L. Mencken

I've learned in my years as a journalist that when
a politician says 'That's ridiculous' you're probably on the right track.
- Amy Goodman

A politician is a man who understands government.
A statesman is a politician who's been dead for 15 years.
- Harry S. Truman

The first black president will be a politician who is black.
- Doug Wilder

It's a necessary quality of a diplomat or a politician that he will compromise.
Uncompromising politicians or diplomats get you into
the most terrible trouble.
- John Keegan

Did you ever notice that when a politician does get
an idea he usually gets it all wrong.
- Don Marquis

When I'm not a politician, I'll be dead.
- Barry Goldwater

Several things about Reagan are unusual in a public man.
He was not a typical politician at all,
but a private man in public life.
- Lyn Nofziger

A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it.
- Oscar Levant

We shouldn't accept mediocrity as the best a politician can do.
- Joe Manchin

I am not a politician...
I only suffer the consequences.
- Peter Tosh

I'm not a politician and my other habits are good.
- Charles Farrar Browne

The wealth of the country, its capital,
its credit, must be saved from the predatory poor as
well as the predatory rich,
but above all from the predatory politician.
- James J. Hill

I am neither a sociologist nor a politician.
All I can do is imagine for myself what the future will be like.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

There exists no politician in India daring enough to
attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.
- Indira Gandhi

No politician has ever yet been able to rule his country,
nor has any country ever yet been able to face the world,
upon the principles of the Sermon on the Mount.
- Frederick Scott Oliver

I'm not a traditional politician, and I have a sense of humor.
I'll try to soften it and become boring,
maybe even very boring, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to.
- Silvio Berlusconi

People are not in a good mood when any politician's
face appears on television.
- Mark Russell

I may not be the world's best glad-handing politician,
but I've been elected mayor twice.
I understand politics.
And I definitely understand where the state line is.
- Anthony A. Williams

Bill Bradley is a serious politician and if Al Gore stumbles seriously,
then Bradley is there to take advantage of that.
- Tom Mann

I'm not just a politician, I'm a guy who has a real deep,
substantive, commitment to education.
- Roy Romer

It only takes a politician believing in what he says
for the others to stop believing him.
- Jean Baudrillard

I get no respect.
The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.
- Rodney Dangerfield

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

If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents,
he would promise them missionaries for dinner.
- H. L. Mencken

Characteristics of a popular politician:
a horrible voice,
bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
- Aristophanes

I'm not a politician.
I'm not a lawyer.
I'm just a country boy.
- Max Burns

My coach was a great politician, so he did most of the work.
He was good.
- Dorothy Hamill

I won't eat anything that has intelligent life,
but I'd gladly eat a network executive or a politician.
- Marty Feldman

It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who
is not born and bred a Dissenter.
- William Hazlitt

The fastest way for a politician to become an elder
statesman is to lose an election.
- Earl Wilson

One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer,
to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed,
slaughtered, for the sake of an idea,
whether a good one or a bad one.
- Henry Miller

If a politician murders his mother, the first response
of the press or of his opponents will likely be not
that it was a terrible thing to do,
but rather that in a statement made six years before
he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.
- Meg Greenfield

People want change but not too much change.
Finding that balance is tricky for every politician.
- Eleanor Clift

First and foremost, when I think of him -
I'm prejudiced; I worked for the guy for six and a half years -
when I think of him,
I think of him first and foremost as an idea politician.
- John Podesta

I am not a politician.
- Erskine Bowles

The most successful politician is he who says what
the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.
- Theodore Roosevelt

It defies all common sense to send that roughneck ward
politician back to the White House.
- Robert Taft

Since a politician never believes what he says,
he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
- Charles de Gaulle

The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and
that of a politician is all in one word:
freedom.
- Silvio Berlusconi

I've never wanted to become a politician,
an interior decorator, I've never wanted to speculate
and make a load of money.
I just wanted this.
- Terence Stamp

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.
- Auberon Herbert

One can say that three pre-eminent qualities are decisive for the politician:
passion,
a feeling of responsibility, and a sense of proportion.
- Max Weber

Any politician who wants to run for president will
come to me in a few years.
- Sun Myung Moon

Let me be clear - no one is above the law.
Not a politician, not a priest, not a criminal,
not a police officer.
We are all accountable for our actions.
- Antonio Villaraigosa

The mark of a true politician is that he is never at
a loss for words because he is always half-expecting
to be asked to make a speech.
- Richard M. Nixon

A politician's goal is always to manipulate public debate.
I think there are some politicians with higher goals.
But all of them get corrupted by power.
- Dean Koontz

I am not a politician, and my other habits air good.
- Charles Farrar Browne

You slam a politician, you make out he's the devil,
with horns and hoofs.
But his wife loves him, and so did all his mistresses.
- Pamela Hansford Johnson

A politician wouldn't dream of being allowed to call
a columnist the things a columnist is allowed to call a politician.
- Max Lerner

I think it has sullied his presidency.
As brilliant a politician as Bill Clinton is,
as magnetic a personality as he can be,
there is one little screw loose somewhere.
- Morley Safer

I never intended to be a politician or office-seeker.
- Vaclav Klaus

At home, you always have to be a politician;
when you're abroad,
you almost feel yourself a statesman.
- Harold MacMillan

I'm not a minister, I'm not a philosopher,
I'm not a politician, I'm in another category.
- Sun Ra

A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.
- e. e. cummings

The politician is an acrobat.
He keeps his balance by saying the opposite of what he does.
- Maurice Barres

The best time to listen to a politician is when he's
on a stump on a street corner in the rain late at night when he's exhausted.
Then he doesn't lie.
- Theodore White


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