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Claudia Johnson Quotes and Sayings

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A politician ought to be born a foundling and remain a bachelor.
- Claudia Johnson

Art is the window to man's soul.
Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world;
nor could the world see the man within.
- Claudia Johnson

The first lady is, and always has been,
an unpaid public servant elected by one person,
her husband.
- Claudia Johnson

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A consensus politician is someone who does something
that he doesn't believe is right because it keeps people quiet when he does it.
- John Major

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

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

The politician in my country seeks votes,
affection and respect, in that order.
With few notable exceptions,
they are simply men who want to be loved.
- Edward R. Murrow

I'm no politician.
I'm an historian who has learned through a lifetime
of studying that nothing in the world beats universal education.
- Stephen Ambrose

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

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

The magician and the politician have much in common:
they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.
- Ben Okri

We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals.
Lincoln was a professional politician.
- Felix Frankfurter

The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.
- Rodney Dangerfield

As compared with the college politician,
the real article seems like an amateur.
- Woodrow Wilson

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

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

Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician.
We need more statesmen.
- Bob Edwards

A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

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

I am not a politician.
- Erskine Bowles

The greatest art of a politician is to render vice
serviceable to the cause of virtue.
- Henry Bolingbroke

It is true that the politician, in his professional character,
does not always, or even very often,
conform to the most approved pattern of private conduct.
- Frederick Scott Oliver

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

The function of the politician, therefore,
is one of continuous watchfulness and activity,
and he must have intimate knowledge of details if he
would work out grand results.
- John George Nicolay

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

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

What is inherently wrong with the word 'politician'
if the fellow has devoted his life to holding public
office and trying to do something for his people?
- Richard J. Daley

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

A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree,
then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

An honest politician is one who, when he is bought,
will stay bought.
- Simon Cameron

Under every stone lurks a politician.
- Aristophanes

A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth.
- Michael Kinsley

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

The politician who never made a mistake never made a decision.
- John Major

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

I come here not as a polished politician but as a woman
who has had her fair share of life's knocks.
- Pauline Hanson

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

The issue is not abortion.
The issue is whether women can make up their own mind
instead of some right-wing pastor,
some right-wing politician telling them what to do.
- Howard Dean

My mother was a politician in my formative years.
- Antonia Fraser

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

The ability to change one's views without losing one's
seat is the mark of a great politician.
- Mo Udall

No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable
than the fighting of elections.
- Winston Churchill

No politician is threatened by the child protective constituency,
because it does not exist.
- Andrew Vachss

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

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

I don't want to be a politician.
I don't like politics.
It's petty; it fights dirty.
- John Mellencamp

I'm not a politician.
I only want to help relieve the suffering in communities,
and I want to help people see their community in each other.
- Russell Simmons

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

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

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

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

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

My job is to look at what politics is doing,
not be a politician myself.
- Antonio Tabucchi

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

I suppose it's easy to play a hypocritical politician with a smiling face;
it's also quite gratifying to play.
- Ian McDiarmid

I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.
- Socrates

While Lincoln thus became a lawyer, he did not cease to remain a politician.
- John George Nicolay

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

The politician being interviewed clearly takes a great
deal of trouble to imagine an ending to his sentence:
and if he stopped short? His entire policy would be jeopardized!
- Roland Barthes


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