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Politician Quotes

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

Related topics: Cynical Government Political

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Howard Dean has been successful because he was clear
in his opposition to the war.
People appreciate a politician with the courage to say,
I oppose this war.
- Bianca Jagger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm not a politician; I'm lucky to be a filmmaker and
to be able to express myself through the films I make.
- Mathieu Kassovitz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Under every stone lurks a politician.
- Aristophanes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
- Texas Guinan

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

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 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

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

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

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

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


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