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A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor; when we have a construction job to do, we want an uncommon engineer, and when we are at war, we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What do you want to be a sailor for? There are greater storms in politics than you will ever find at sea. Piracy, broadsides, blood on the decks. You will find them all in politics.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In politics the choice is constantly between two evils.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In politics the middle way is none at all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
From politics it was an easy step to silence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am invariably of the politics of the people at whose table I sit, or beneath whose roof I sleep.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The history of American politics is littered with bodies of people who took so pure a position that they had no clout at all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A promising young man should go into politics so that he can go on promising for the rest of his life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sometimes in politics one must duel with skunks, but no one should be fool enough to allow skunks to choose the weapons.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Religion is organized to satisfy and guide the soul -- politics does the same thing for the body.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Political organizations have slowly substituted themselves for the Churches as the places for believing practices. Politics has once again become religious.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Everybody in America is soft, and hates conflict. The cure for this, both in politics and social life, is the same -- hardihood. Give them raw truth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The average educated man in America has about as much knowledge of what a political idea is as he has of the principles of counterpoint. Each is a thing used in politics or music which those fellows who practice politics or music manipulate somehow. Show him one and he will deny that it is politics at all. It must be corrupt or he will not recognize it. He has only seen dried figs. He has only thought dried thoughts. A live thought or a real idea is against the rules of his mind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If American politics does not look to you like a joke, a tragic dance; if you have enough blindness left in you, on any plea, on any excuse, to vote for the Democratic Party or the Republican Party (for at present machine and party are one), or for any candidate who does not stand for a new era, -- then you yourself pass into the slide of the magic-lantern; you are an exhibit, a quaint product, a curiosity of the American soil. You are part of the problem.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of politics by other means.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Philosophy, astronomy, and politics were marked at zero, I remember. Botany variable, geology profound as regards the mud stains from any region within fifty miles of town, chemistry eccentric, anatomy unsystematic, sensational literature and crime records unique, violin player, boxer, swordsman, lawyer, and self-poisoner by cocaine and tobacco.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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