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Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

Charles de Gaulle Quotes

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I'm proud that I'm a politician. A politician is a man who understands government, and it takes a politician to run a government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead 10 or 15 years.

Harry S. Truman Quotes

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Politics makes strange bed-fellows.

Charles Dudley Warner Quotes

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Politics is the conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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We once worried that democracy could not survive if an undereducated populace knew too little. Now we worry if it can survive us knowing too much.

Robert Bianco Quotes

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The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

David Friedman Quotes

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The more I saw of foreign countries the more I loved my own.

De Delloy Quotes

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True patriots we; for be it understood we left our country for our country's good.

George Barrington Quotes

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No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Barbara Ehrenreich Quotes

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If school results were the key to power, girls would be running the world.

Sarah Boseley Quotes

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The world is full of cactus, but we don't have to sit on it.

Will Foley Quotes

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A criminal trial is like a Russian novel: it starts with exasperating slowness as the characters are introduced to a jury, then there are complications in the form of minor witnesses, the protagonist finally appears and contradictions arise to produce drama, and finally as both jury and spectators grow weary and confused the pace quickens, reaching its climax in passionate final argument.

Clifford Irving Quotes

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The notion of a farseeing and despotic statesman, who can lay down plans for ages yet unborn, is a fancy generated by the pride of the human intellect to which facts give no support.

Walter Bagehot Quotes

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The direct use of physical force is so poor a solution to the problem of limited resources that it is commonly employed only by small children and great nations.

David Friedman Quotes

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A democratic despotism is like a theocracy: it assumes its own correctness.

Walter Bagehot Quotes

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An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

T. S. Eliot Quotes

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I should have had a circuitous answer that was a non-answer.

Geraldine A. Ferraro Quotes

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In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.

James William Fulbright Quotes

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Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.

R. Buckminster Fuller Quotes

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For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.

John W. Gardner Quotes

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I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

Barry M. Goldwater Quotes

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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 Quotes

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We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.

Martin L. Gross Quotes

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Truth is not determined by majority vote.

Doug Gwyn Quotes

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Politics, n: Poly "many" + tics "blood-sucking parasites".

Larry Hardiman Quotes

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