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Politics, as a practice, whatever its profession, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds. See quote detail

Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.

Politics, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

Politics. The diplomatic name for the law of the jungle.

Politics: the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of social order.

Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. See quote detail

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts. See quote detail

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.

Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society.

Real political issues cannot be manufactured by the leaders of parties, and cannot be evaded by them. - They declare themselves, and come out of the depths of that deep which we call public opinion.

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.

Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future.

Republicans have nothing but bad ideas and Democrats have no ideas.

Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.

So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy.

Some have said that it is not the business of private men to meddle with government, - a bold and dishonest saying, which is fit to come from no mouth but that of a tyrant or a slave. To say that private men have nothing to do with government is to say that private men have nothing to do with their own happiness or misery; that people ought not to concern themselves whether they be naked or clothed, fed or starved, deceived or instructed, protected or destroyed.

Someone asked me... how I felt and I was reminded of a story that a fellow townsman of ours used to tell - Abraham Lincoln. They asked him how he felt once after an unsuccessful election. He said he felt like a little boy who has stubbed his toe in the dark. He said that he was too old to cry, but it hurt too much to laugh.

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.


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