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Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians. (Quote by - Charles Krauthammer)

The Senate is the last primitive society in the world. We still worship the elders of the tribe and honour the territorial imperative. (Quote by - Eugene McCarthy)

All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies. (Quote by - Fisher Ames)

Honest statesmanship is the wise employment of individual meannesses for the public good. (Quote by - Abraham Lincoln)

Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important. (Quote by - Eugene McCarthy)

Mankind will never see an end of trouble until... lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power... become lovers of wisdom. (Quote by - Plato)

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. (Quote by - Aesop)

In politics a community of hatred is almost always the foundation of friendships. (Quote by - Alexis de Tocqueville)

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. (Quote by - George Canning)

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

The essential ingredient of politics is timing. (Quote by - Pierre Elliott Trudeau)

Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing. (Quote by - Bernard Baruch)

A majority is always better than the best repartee. (Quote by - Benjamin Disraeli)

The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt. (Quote by - Konrad Adenauer)

The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal - that you can gather votes like box tops - is... the ultimate indignity to the democratic process. (Quote by - Adlai Stevenson)

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full. (Quote by - Henry Kissinger)

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. (Quote by - John F. Kennedy)

If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. (Quote by - Jay Leno)

I am of the opinion which you have always held, that viva voce voting at elections is the best method. (Quote by - Marcus Tullius Cicero)

To the victor belong the spoils of the enemy. (Quote by - William L. Marcy)

He didn't say that. He was reading what was given to him in a speech. (Quote by - Richard Darman)

A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues. (Quote by - Theodore Roosevelt)

Party honesty is party expediency. (Quote by - Steven Grover Cleveland)

If nominated I will not accept; if elected I will not serve. (Quote by - William Tecumseh Sherman)

If a politician murders his mother, the first response of the press or of his opponents will likely be not that it was a terrible thing to do, but rather that in a statement made six years before he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide. (Quote by - Meg Greenfield)


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