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Maurice Barres Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 am not a politician.
- Erskine Bowles

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

In Mexico an air conditioner is called a politician
because it makes a lot of noise but doesn't work very well.
- Len Deighton

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

Sometimes it's a little bit like being a politician.
We have work to do in understanding our users' sentiments.
- Meg Whitman

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

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'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

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

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

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

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

Nixon is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree,
then mount the stump for a speech on conservation.
- Adlai Stevenson

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

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

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

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

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

I remain just one thing, and one thing only,
and that is a clown.
It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.
- Charlie Chaplin

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

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

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

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

To be fair, lying is part and parcel of public life.
Every politician has lied about something because they
are owned by the special interest groups that finance their elections.
- Peter Schuyler

A politician will do anything to keep his job,
even become a patriot.
- William Randolph Hearst

The antagonism between the poet and the politician
has generally been evident in all cultures.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

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

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

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 statesman shears the sheep; the politician skins them.
- Austin O'Malley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The kind of thing I'm good at is knowing every politician
in the state and remembering where he itches.
And I know where to scratch him.
- Earl Long

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

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

Nick plays a corrupt politician, which is kind of a redundant statement.
- Alan Rudolph

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My definition of a redundancy is an air-bag in a politician's car.
- Larry Hagman

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

Under every stone lurks a politician.
- Aristophanes

A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life.
We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

My own electorate, which I represented for 36 years
as an anti-apartheid politician,
had a considerable number of Jewish voters supporting me throughout my career.
- Helen Suzman

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

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

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


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