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Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

Author: Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918)

Profession: American Historian

Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

Author: Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918)

Profession: American Historian

In politics the middle way is none at all.

Author: John Adams (1735-1826)

Profession: Second President of the USA

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other.

Author: Oscar Ameringer

Profession: American Author, Critic

Growing older, I have lost the need to be political, which means, in this country, the need to be left. I am driven into grudging toleration of the Conservative Party because it is the party of non-politics, of resistance to politics.

Author: Kingsley Amis (1922-1995)

Profession: British Novelist

The only way you can do that [Balance The Budget, Decrease Taxes, and Increase Military Spending] is with mirrors, and that's what it would take.

Author: John B. Anderson


Nothing is irreparable in politics.

Author: Jean Anouilh (1910-1987)

Profession: French Playwright

All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies.

Author: John Arbuthnot (1667-1735)

Profession: Grampian-Born Physician and Writer

Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

Politics will sooner or later make fools of everybody.

Author: Dick Armey

Profession: American Politician

Politics is about putting yourself in a state of grace.

Author: Paddy Ashdown

Profession: American Politician

He could not see a belt without hitting below it.

Author: Margot Asquith (1864-1945)

Profession: British Socialite

My deepest feeling about politicians is that they are dangerous lunatics to be avoided when possible and carefully humored; people, above all, to whom one must never tell the truth.

Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

Profession: Anglo-American Poet

The belief that politics can be scientific must inevitably produce tyrannies. Politics cannot be a science, because in politics theory and practice cannot be separated, and the sciences depend upon their separation. Empirical politics must be kept in bounds by democratic institutions, which leave it up to the subjects of the experiment to say whether it shall be tried, and to stop it if they dislike it, because, in politics, there is a distinction, unknown to science, between Truth and Justice.

Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

Profession: Anglo-American Poet