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We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate.
Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
In politics the middle way is none at all.
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
Adlai E. Stevenson
Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.
Henry A. Kissinger
The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.
Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
William E. Simon
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
P. J. O'Rourke
There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
Alexis de Tocqueville
One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective. Election and power are.
It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.
Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.
Harry S. Truman
A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.
Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
John Stuart Mill
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society.
Pope John Paul II
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