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It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

When great questions end, little parties begin.

Author: Walter Bagehot (1826-1877)

Profession: British Economist, Critic

The apparent rulers of the English nation are like the imposing personages of a splendid procession: it is by them the mob are influenced; it is they whom the spectators cheer. The real rulers are secreted in second-rate carriages; no one cares for them or asks after them, but they are obeyed implicitly and unconsciously by reason of the splendor of those who eclipsed and preceded them.

Author: Walter Bagehot (1826-1877)

Profession: British Economist, Critic

A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities.

Author: Walter Bagehot (1826-1877)

Profession: British Economist, Critic

Every political system is an accumulation of habits, customs, prejudices, and principles that have survived a long process of trial and error and of ceaseless response to changing circumstances. If the system works well on the whole, it is a lucky accident -- the luckiest, indeed, that can befall a society.

Author: Edward C. Banfield

Profession:

The politician is like an acrobat : he keeps his balance By saying the opposite of what he does.

Author: Barres

Profession:

A political leader must keep looking over his shoulder all the time to see if the boys are still there. If they aren't still there, he's no longer a political leader.

Author: Bernard M. Baruch (1870-1965)

Profession: American Financier

It only takes a politician believing in what he says for the others to stop believing him.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer

The abjection of our political situation is the only true challenge today. Only facing up to this situation in all its desperation can help us get out of it.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer

The era of the political was one of anomie: crisis, violence, madness and revolution. The era of the trans-political is that of anomaly: an aberration of no consequence, contemporaneous with the event of no consequence.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer

Politicians -- power itself -- are abject because they merely embody the profound contempt people have for their own lives. One should be grateful to the politicians for accepting the abstractness of power, and ridding others of its burden. This inevitably kills them but they get their revenge by passing onto others the corpse of power.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer

We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values.

Author: Tony Benn (1925)

Profession: British Labor Politician

The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.

Author: Tony Benn (1925)

Profession: British Labor Politician

Yogi met George Bush during an election campaign. Bush said Texas was important. Yogi said Texas has a lot of electrical votes.

Author: Yogi Berra (1925)

Profession: American Baseball Player

Politics is a blood sport.

Author: Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960)

Profession: British Labor Politician