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One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective. Election and power are.
Every time I hear a politician mention the word 'stimulus,' my mind flashes back to high school biology class, when I touched battery wires to a dead frog to make it twitch.
Everything is political. I will never be a politician or even think political. Me just deal with life and nature. That is the greatest thing to me.
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.
I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.
The old adage about giving a man a fish versus teaching him how to fish has been updated by a reader: Give a man a fish and he will ask for tartar sauce and French fries! Moreover, some politician who wants his vote will declare all these things to be among his 'basic rights.'
Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
B. R. Ambedkar
I am not a politician... I only suffer the consequences.
I believe that summer is our time, a time for the people, and that no politician should be allowed to speak to us during the summer. They can start talking again after Labor Day.
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.
The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.
If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.
H. L. Mencken
The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.
The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle
When a politician uses the word 'folks,' we should brace ourselves for the deceit, or worse, that is coming.
And you realise you're doing a public service in making people happy - as a musician you can give people something a doctor, a lawyer, a politician cannot give them that. It's not scientific. It's spiritual - a good feeling. And although you don't know them personally, the audience are like your friends.
In the end, Ted Kennedy was a politician, plain and simple. Yet he embodied how politics and public service can be successfully intertwined. You can't be a good public servant without being a good politician. Kennedy was both.
I had three points I wanted to make: That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who's not doing a good job. But I didn't make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it.
The Philippines is a country in which a man of morals can't be president, in which a politician who hasn't been linked to any wrongdoing isn't assumed to be honest, but merely better at hiding his corruption.
Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
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.
Raining on parades requires no skill or effort on the part of a politician.
P. J. O'Rourke
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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