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It doesn't matter what I say as long as I sound different from other politicians.

Author: Jerry Brown


I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together.

Author: William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925)

Profession: American Lawyer, Politician

No wonder that, when a political career is so precarious, men of worth and capacity hesitate to embrace it. They cannot afford to be thrown out of their life's course by a mere accident.

Author: James Bryce


A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

People say I'm indecisive, but I don't know about that.

Author: George Bush (1924)

Profession: Forty-first President of the USA

A promising young man should go into politics so that he can go on promising for the rest of his life.

Author: Robert Byrne


I have simplified my politics into an utter detestation of all existing governments; and, as it is the shortest and most agreeable and summary feeling imaginable, the first moment of an universal republic would convert me into an advocate for single and uncontradicted despotism. The fact is, riches are power, and poverty is slavery all over the earth, and one sort of establishment is no better, nor worse, for a people than another.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

An honest politician is one who when he is bought will stay bought.

Author: W. J. Cameron


Politics and the fate of mankind are shaped by men without ideals and without greatness. Men who have greatness within them don't go in for politics.

Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Profession: French Existential Writer

Away with the cant of ''Measures, not men!'' -- the idle supposition that it is the harness and not the horses that draw the chariot along. No, Sir, if the comparison must be made, if the distinction must be taken, men are everything, measures comparatively nothing.

Author: George Canning (1770-1827)

Profession: British Statesman

Sometimes in politics one must duel with skunks, but no one should be fool enough to allow skunks to choose the weapons.

Author: Joseph Cannon


It is a vain hope to make people happy by politics.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author