Politics Quotes

Populist, n. A fossil patriot of the early agricultural period, found in the old red soapstone underlying Kansas.

Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity.

Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair.

Push, n. One of the two things mainly conducive to success, especially in politics. The other is Pull.

A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.

If you’re sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign. (Hilton Head, S.C., Feb. 16, 2000)

The only way you can do that (decrease taxes, balance the budget, and increase military spending) is with mirrors, and that’s what it would take.

Representative government has broken down. Our politicians represent not the people who vote for them but the commercial interests who finance their election campaigns. We have the best politicians that money can buy.

Our tradition of political thought had its definite beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle.

Liberty is not a means to a political end. It is itself the highest political end.