Quotes

194 Quotes filtered by politics

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

J K Galbraith

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Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.

Otto von Bismarck

Category: Rules of Politics

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The British Secret Service was staffed at one point almost entirely by alcoholic homosexuals working for the KGB.

Clive James

Category: Spying

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No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.

William Ewart Gladstone

Category: Greatness

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Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.

Ronald Reagan

Category: Rules of Politics

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The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood

Otto von Bismarck

Category: Rules of Politics

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When you say that you agree to a thing in principle, you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out.

Otto von Bismarck

Category: Rules of Politics

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Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.

Otto von Bismarck

Category: Rules of Politics

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Loyalty is a fine quality, but in excess it fills political graveyards.

Neil Kinnock

Category: Loyalty

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The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt

Konrad Adenauer

Category: Rules of Politics

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I'm an optimist. But I'm an optimist who takes my raincoat

Harold Wilson

Category: Optimism

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First rule of politics: you can't win unless you're on the ballot. Second rule: If you run, you may lose. And, if you tie, you do not win

Donald Rumsfeld

Category: Standing for Office, Rules of Politics

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Better keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than open it and remove all doubt.

Denis Thatcher 2002

Category: Speechmaking

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Asking politicians to vote themselves out of power is like asking rabbits not to multiply, it ain't natural.

Bob Beckel 30/03/1995

On Term Limits

Category: Politicians (as a species), Power

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Gladstone was a Tory in everything but essentials.

Arthur Balfour

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