Quotation Explorer - 'Politician'

POLITICIAN, n. An eel in the fundamental mud upon which the superstructure of organized society is reared. When we wriggles he mistakes the agitation of his tail for the trembling of the edifice. As compared with the statesman, he suffers the disadvantage of being alive. - Ambrose Bierce
The desire to be a politician should bar you for life from ever becoming one."Don't vote. It just encourages them.... - Billy Connolly
There is no such thing as a nonpolitical speech by a politician. - Richard M. Nixon
We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except a politician or an official, a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges. - Sir Winston Churchill
I don't believe any real artists have ever been non-political. They may have been insensitive to this particular plight or insensitive to that, but they were political, because that's what an artist is―a politician. - Toni Morrison
a politician is an arse uponwhich everyone has sat except a man - E.E. Cummings
From out there on the moon, international politics looks so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck, drag him a quarter of a million miles out, and say, 'Look at that, you son of a bitch. - Ed Mitchell
A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation. - Adlai E. Stevenson II
Without patience, without absence of anger, no one can be called a politician. - Stendhal
There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten. - Indira Gandhi
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant. - Charles De Gaulle
A politician is an arse upon which everybody has sat except a man
A time will come when a politician who has wilfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own. - H.G. Wells
CORSAIR, n. A politician of the seas. - Ambrose Bierce
I once said cynically of a politician, 'He'll doublecross that bridge when he comes to it.' - Oscar Levant
Under every stone lurks a politician. - Aristophanes
A garden, you know, is a very usual refuge of a disappointed politician. Accordingly, I have purchased a few acres about nine miles from town, have built a house, and am cultivating a garden. - Alexander Hamilton
I am very simple and kind of a man to be a politician. - Debasish Mridha
Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own. 'Compassion' is when a politician arranges the transfer. - Joseph Sobran
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word. - Charles De Gaulle
This imputation of inconsistency is one to which every sound politician and every honest thinker must sooner or later subject himself. The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion. - James Russell Lowell
The world will know peace when the entrepreneur fully masters the art of starving the politician. - Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
Why do people always expect authors to answer questions? I am an author because I want to ask questions. If I had answers, I'd be a politician. - Eugène Ionesco
A politician is someone who knows everything about running a campaign and nothing about running a country. - James Rozoff
Politician talk themselves red, white, and blue in the face. - Clare Booth Luce
The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks about the next election while the statesman think about the next generation. - James Freeman Clarke
Many people tell me that I should become a politician but I tell them no I want to do something good for the nation. - Amit Abraham
An aspiring politician should know that attacking a man is much easier than attacking his points, but attacking his points is much more useful.
It's not only the politician that can govern and lead a nation - Goitsemang Mvula
If a politician obtained a great wealth after he has been elected, his being an immoral corrupt man is not a possibility but it is a self-evident reality! - Mehmet Murat ildan
There is nothing that an intellectual less likes to change than his mind, or a politician his policy. - Theodore Dalrymple
Bad as political fiction can be, there is always a politician prepared to make it look artistic by comparison. - Christopher Hitchens
A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar. - H.L. Mencken
In some country patriotism is shown only for cricket. When it comes to responsibilities’ they started blaming their own country, politician, people, and others. And ends up praising the western. - Vivek Thangaswamy
I am a politician which means I am a liar and a crook. When I am not kissing babies I am stealing their lollypops. - Tom Clancy
I wanted to be a politician and a movie star. But I was born a writer. If you're born that, you can't change it. You're going to do it whether you want to or not. - Gore Vidal
A doctor, a teacher and a politician have no caste. - Amit Kalantri
If a politician wins in a dirty way at election, he will sat in position and works with corruption. - Bradley B. Dalina
An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought. - Simon Cameron
Voting is not a right. It is a method used to determine which politician was most able to brainwash you. - Dennis E. Adonis
Nowhere but in England are the papers so full of fascinating misbehaviour. There is always a scandal brewing, there is always a politician, village vicar or bank manager being pilloried, yet at the same time the country breathes a remarkable sense of order. - Geert Mak
I have never met a politician who has exceeded my low expectations of them. - Grant McLachlan
LIGHTHOUSE, n. A tall building on the seashore in which the government maintains a lamp and the friend of a politician. - Ambrose Bierce
A politician is a politician whether he's wearing a suit or a funny hat. - Reza Aslan
Are there anything more dishonourable and more coward than not marching in front of the army after taking the decision of war as a politician? Sending others for dying but keeping himself in safety is the affair of the low man only! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen. - Bob Edwards
I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents. - Sir Winston Churchill
A statesman is a politician who places himself at the service of the nation. A politician is a statesman who places the nation at his service.
I once said cynically of a politician, "He'll doublecross that bridge when he comes to it" - Oscar Levant
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. - Doug Larson
Truth * I had a long heart-to-heart talk with a politician and a 14 month old baby the baby spoke more truth than the politician _________________ 2014(c) "The Poetic Assassin - rassool jibraeel snyman
A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen. - Winston S. Churchill
A statesman is a successful politician who is dead.
A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman of the next generation. - James Clarke
He has been called a mediocre man; but this is unwarranted flattery. He was a politician of monumental littleness. - Richard M. Nixon
When our passion for the Great Commission, becomes our search for the Great Politician, we know we're lost. - Wes Moore
There isn’t a viler creature on earth than a politician who sends the children of others to the war but not his own children! - Mehmet Murat ildan
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