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1. "I'm only sort of a politician."
Author: Alexei Navalny
2. "No politician is threatened by the child protective constituency, because it does not exist."
Author: Andrew Vachss
3. "Well, I, you know, I think at PIMCO we always try and be open with the press and the public. I mean, isn't that what voters want from their politicians? Mohamed El-Erian, our CEO, writes several op-eds a week."
Author: Bill Gross
4. "Pretty average headlines for a worldwide catastrophe," Jane remarked as she read from Hollywood's Highest. "Some man in Africa claimed to have found the cure for AIDS, yet another politician said something about the president and now formally regrets it, and a pop star OD'd while an actress lost fifteen pounds overnight, and here's how you can, too!" She continued reading. "Oh, wow. The 'Celebrititties' section says she was in a car accident and her arms had to be amputated. Damn."
Author: Bryant A. Loney
5. "The rain washed away my pitcher's mound... I'm a pitcher without a mound... I'm a lost soul... I'm like a politician out of office.""Or a sailor without an ocean...""Or a boy without a girl..."
Author: Charles M. Schulz
6. "War is always about betrayal, betrayal of the young by the old, of idealists by cynics and of troops by politicians."
Author: Chris Hedges
7. "I've worked as a diplomat before I became a politician."
Author: David Cunliffe
8. "There are actually very few US politicians who have integrity and vision."
Author: David Korten
9. "The Los Angeles parade would begin in Griffith Park, where a large crowd would assemble and the speeches would be given. Every politician of consequence would be there. There was no way they would miss a chance to publicly praise the troops and honor those who had lost their lives in service.Some of the tributes would be sincere and heartfelt, and some less so. But participating in the event, vowing undying support for the U.S. military, was an absolute must to maintain political viability. It was okay to vote to cut funds for veterans' healthcare, but don't dare miss a chance to jump on the Memorial Day bandwagon."
Author: David Rosenfelt
10. "A politician's goal is always to manipulate public debate. I think there are some politicians with higher goals. But all of them get corrupted by power."
Author: Dean Koontz
11. "She spotted Matt Holden and her eyes began to twinkle. He was a handsome devil, even at his age. His wife had died the year before, and the husky black-eyed politician with his glimmering silver hair and elegant broad-shouldered physique was now on every widow's list of eligible. Even now, two lovely elderly society dames were attacking from both sides with expensive perfume and daring cleavage. At least one of them should have worn something high-necked, she mused, with her collarbone and skinny neck so prominent.Another pair of eyes followed her amused gaze. "Doesn't it remind you of shark attacks?" a pleasant voice murmured in her ear.She jumped, and looked up at her companion for the evening. "Good grief, Colby, you scared me out of a year's growth!" she burst out with a helpless laugh."
Author: Diana Palmer
12. "Remember in 1973 the same science chatter said that the coming Ice Age is going to occur, we're going to lose millions of people. And the politicians knew how to solve it, they just didn't have the courage to solve it; they were going to put coal dust on the Arctic."
Author: Don Young
13. "The only place you see a free market is in the speeches of politicians."
Author: Dwayne Andreas
14. "I don't like politicians who vacillate."
Author: Eliot Spitzer
15. "Communicative in a reserved way, and I understood that he meant a great deal more than that. In consequence I'm inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores. The abnormal mind is quick to detect and attach itself to this quality when it appears in a normal person, and so it came about that in college I was unjustly accused of being a politician, because I was privy to the secret griefs of wild, unknown men. Most of the confidences were unsought—frequently I have feigned sleep, preoccupation, or a hostile"
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
16. "Politician? Me? Do I look like a big mouth with large pockets?"
Author: Florian Armas
17. "All these crushing questions; but whatever else remained the same, the light had changed, and you cannot find the pearly dawn at noonday. The fact is unalterable, that a fellow-mortal with whose nature you are acquainted solely through the brief entrances and exits of a few imaginative weeks called courtship, may, when seen in the continuity of married companionship, be disclosed as something better or worse than what you have preconceived, but will certainly not appear altogether the same. And it would be astonishing to find how soon the change is felt if we had no kindred changes to compare with it. To share lodgings with a brilliant dinner companion, or to see your favourite politician in the Ministry, may bring about changes quite as rapid: in these cases too we begin by knowing little and believing much, and we sometimes end by inverting the quantities."
Author: George Eliot
18. "Had been equally obvious. The new aristocracy was made up for the most part of bureaucrats, scientists, technicians, trade-union organisers, publicity experts, sociologists, teachers, journalists and professional politicians. These people, whose origins"
Author: George Orwell
19. "Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad."
Author: Henry Kissinger
20. "Being a politician is a lot like being an alcoholic in denial."
Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
21. "There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten."
Author: Indira Gandhi
22. "Wars are fought by teenagers, you realize that. They really ought to be fought by the politicians and old people who start these wars." (Interview with Don Swaim of CBS Radio-1986)"
Author: James Clavell
23. "A blanket might make the ideal politician, because they're warm, comforting, soft, and easily corruptible."
Author: Jarod Kintz
24. "On average, women are better liars than men. But the best liars are men, because politicians are still predominantly men."
Author: Jarod Kintz
25. "I would say exploit the stupid, because they're expendable and loyal, but it's a fact: politicians are not loyal."
Author: Jarod Kintz
26. "Americans are less selfish than some of our politicians believe and will respond with reason and resilience to passionate clarity."
Author: Jennifer Egan
27. "Politicians, no matter who they are, shouldn't be able to manipulate the public on a single issue and then call an election at the height of support - that's a little bit of a manipulation of democracy."
Author: Jim Bolger
28. "While Lincoln thus became a lawyer, he did not cease to remain a politician."
Author: John George Nicolay
29. "After a period in which technocrats attempted to become stars and stars to become politicians, the political void has been occupied by the force of mediocrity, which can easily master enough of the star techniques to produce inoffensive personalities and enough of the rational vocabulary to create the sounds of competence."
Author: John Ralston Saul
30. "The War on Drugs employs millions - politicians, bureaucrats, policemen, and now the military - that probably couldn't find a place for their dubious talents in a free market, unless they were to sell pencils from a tin cup on street corners."
Author: L. Neil Smith
31. "People are not in a good mood when any politician's face appears on television."
Author: Mark Russell
32. "I cover media people the way they cover politicians."
Author: Matt Drudge
33. "The career of politics grants a feeling of power. The knowledge of influencing men, of participating in power over them, and above all, the feeling of holding in one's hands a nerve fiber of historically important events can elevate the professional politician above everyday routine even when he is placed in formally modest positions."
Author: Max Weber
34. "Wherever you turn, there is always something wrong with the politicians. They have everything they need to save the world, and they don't save it."
Author: Nana Mouskouri
35. "Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers."
Author: Nikita Khrushchev
36. "You can't exactly bake a man to your specifications. Most of all, one shouldn't alienate a candidate. A hybrid of Einstein, Tarzan and Inge Meysel doesn't exist. Besides, the images of politicians in the media aren't always accurate. I've had my share of experiences in that regard."
Author: Peer Steinbruck
37. "I've never met a politician I haven't wanted to walk away from, and I've yet to hear a politician speak and actually believe the words coming out of his mouth."
Author: Ray Winstone
38. "The endorsement of respected conservative Republican officeholders and politicians is particularly important at this time as to destroy Reagan's credibility as a loyal Republican."
Author: Robert Teeter
39. "Like any good shaman, professional baseball player, or politician, my mother always answered questions with questions."
Author: Sherman Alexie
40. "Politicians obfuscate. It gets them re-elected. If no-one can understand what is going on, then the perception is that we need someone to guide us through the fog. Many people want to be led. A few people even think that they need to be led."
Author: Sieg Pedde
41. "Popular culture tells you that schools and parents don't know what's going on, the police are dogs, politicians are all liars and scum, and any crime that's not committed by the Mafia is done by the CIA."
Author: Stanley Crouch
42. "If we elect the same corrupt politicians every time, that's a very clear message that we don't want a change."
Author: Sukant Ratnakar
43. "I've never wanted to become a politician, an interior decorator, I've never wanted to speculate and make a load of money. I just wanted this."
Author: Terence Stamp
44. "If politicians stopped meddling with things they don't understand, there would be a more drastic reduction in the size of government than anyone in either party advocates."
Author: Thomas Sowell
45. "Why do our politicians put warnings on cigarette packs and not on their own foreheads?"
Author: Tim O'Brien
46. "The single hardest thing for a practicing politician to understand is that most people, most of the time, don't give politics a first thought all day long."
Author: Tony Blair
47. "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."
Author: Vivek Thangaswamy
48. "I do not speak of that greatness which is achieved by the fortunate politician or the successful soldier; that is a quality which belongs to the place he occupies rather than to the man; and a change of circumstances reduces it to very discreet proportions."
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
49. "We Americans are not usually thought to be a submissive people, but of course we are. Why else would we allow our country to be destroyed? Why else would we be rewarding its destroyers? Why else would we all — by proxies we have given to greedy corporations and corrupt politicians — be participating in its destruction? Most of us are still too sane to piss in our own cistern, but we allow others to do so and we reward them for it. We reward them so well, in fact, that those who piss in our cistern are wealthier than the rest of us.How do we submit? By not being radical enough. Or by not being thorough enough, which is the same thing."
Author: Wendell Berry
50. "It (politician) wants to separate them. And to do so it has chosen the worst, blackest pencil of all - the pencil of war, which spells only misery and death."
Author: Zlata Filipović

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