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Mackenzie King Quotes and Sayings

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The politician's promises of yesterday are the taxes of today.
- Mackenzie King

Government, in the last analysis, is organized opinion.
Where there is little or no public opinion,
there is likely to be bad government.
- Mackenzie King

If some countries have too much history,
we have too much geography.
- Mackenzie King

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm not a politician and don't want any part of politics.
- Calvin Klein

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

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

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

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

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

A politician is the devil's quilted anvil;
He fashions all sins on him,
and the blows are never heard.
- John Webster

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

It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.
- Francis Bacon

A politician's words reveal less about what he thinks
about his subject than what he thinks about his audience.
- George Will

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

Bush doesn't present himself as a realpolitik politician.
- Peter Singer

Where is the politician who has not promised to fight
to the death for lower taxes-
and who has not proceeded to vote for the very spending
projects that make tax cuts impossible?
- Barry Goldwater

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

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

The news of any politician's death should be listed
under "Public Improvements."
- Frank Dane

My function in life is not to be a politician in Parliament:
it is to get something done.
- Bernadette Devlin

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

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

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

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

Every person seems to acknowledge his greatness.
He blends together the profound politician with the scholar.
- William Pierce

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

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

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

I've not seen in my lifetime any politician who is a heroic figure.
The manipulation that all politicians use on one level
or another is so transparent.
- Dean Koontz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What should I have known or written had I been a quiet,
mercantile politician or a lord in waiting? A man must travel,
and turmoil, or there is no existence.
- George Byron

No man can be a politician, except he be first a historian or a traveller;
for except he can see what must be,
or what may be, he is no politician.
- James Harrington

In a republic, that paradise of debility,
the politician is a petty tyrant who obeys the laws.
- Emile M. Cioran

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

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

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

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

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

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, and my other habits air good.
- Charles Farrar Browne

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

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

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

My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player
in a whorehouse or a politician.
And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference.
- Harry S. Truman

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

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

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

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

Apparently Arnold was inspired by President Bush,
who proved you can be a successful politician in this
country even if English is your second language.
- Conan O'Brien

The relationship between press and politician -
protected by the Constitution and designed to be happily adversarial -
becomes sour,
raw and confrontational.
- Roger Mudd

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


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