I feel truer to myselfmore of a missionary than a politician.
It is an axiom enforced by all the experience of the ages, that they who rule industrially will rule politically.
a politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
No mancanbe a politicianexcept hefirst be anhistorian or a traveller; for except he can see what must be, or what may be, he is no politician.
For a politician rises on the backs of his friends (that's probably all they're good for), but it's through his enemies he'll have to govern afterwards.
A politician is a person with whose politics you don't agree; if you agree with him, he is a statesman.
The silver-haired, pipe-smoking northerner was a consummate British politician: tenacious, shrewd, manipulative, a blend of homespun tastes, acid wit and pragmatic, often shifting policiesthe symbol of an emerging middle-class Briton. McGonagall
At home, you always have to be a politician.When you are abroad, you almost feel yourself to be a statesman.
did you ever notice that when a politician doesget an idea he usually gets it all wrong.
[Jeremy] Bentham held no post at the mercy of bankers and tripe sellers; he was a man of independent means, a lawyer and politician and a heretic in general practice. It is impossible to imagine such a man occupying a chair at Harvard or Princeton.Hehad a hand intoomany pies; he was too rebellious and contumacious; he had too little respect for authority, either academic or worldly. Moreover, his mind was too wide for a professor; he Mencken could never remain safely in a groove; the whole field of social organization invited his inquiries and experiments.
One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer, to be a politician; ready and willing to see people sacrificed, slaughtered, for the sake of an ideawhether a good one or a bad one.
The politician is trained in the art of inexactitude. His words tend to be blunt or rounded, because if they have a cutting edge they may later return to wound him.
President Reagan is a rhetorical roundheels, as befits a politician seeking empathy with his audience.
A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.
He is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree and then mount the stump to make a speech for conservation.
A politician is a man who understandsgovernment, and ittakes a politiciantoruna Government. A statesman isa politician who has been dead10 or15 years.
A politician is the devil's quilted anvil, He fashions all sins on him, and the blows Are never heard.
The best time to listen to a politician is when he is on a street corner, in the rain, late at night, when he's exhausted. Then he doesn't lie.
I should prefer to have a politicianwho regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher.