Everything is politics.
When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers.
Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you.
Politics is the diversion of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men.
Politics are beautiful. They enable a community to live collectively with one another. It's not about stabbing each other in the back; it's about enabling people to reach their dreams and pursue happiness.
Satire is fascinating stuff. It's deadly serious, and when politics begin to break down, there is a drift towards satire, because it's the only thing that makes any sense.
The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.
Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.
I played by the rules of politics as I found them.
I reject the cynical view that politics is a dirty business.
Beware the politically obsessed. They are often bright and interesting, but they have something missing in their natures; there is a hole, an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up. It leaves them somehow misshapen.
Sincerity and competence is a strong combination. In politics, it is everything.
The 2008 election settled nothing, not even for a while. Our national politics are reflecting what appears to be going on geologically, on the bottom of the oceans and beneath the crust of the Earth: the tectonic plates are moving.
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
The secret of getting things done is to act!
I have always been interested in politics. I was in the student union before, very active.
Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
It's much easier to wear a Chairman Mao button and shake your fists in the air and all that, then to actually read the Communist manifesto and things like that and actually become involved in politics.
The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
Now interpersonal politics... that's what it's all about.
Yeah, I don't deal with current events or pop culture, and I avoid politics like the plague.
Living in Washington, you can't take politics too seriously. I draw the line at honesty. I have no time for political hacks who say things they don't believe because they get paid to.
About 25 years ago, I started out as a reporter covering politics. And that sort of just evolved into organized crime, because organized crime and politics were the same thing in Boston.
If there is one eternal truth of politics, it is that there are always a dozen good reasons for doing nothing.