Politics is not a healthy lifestyle.
Politics is not a healthy lifestyle.
I came into politics because I wished to change things. You can’t do that by lying to people you have to educate, and persuade, and carry them with you – and it’s often a long haul.
Office politics are bloody-minded, but weak on content.
If American politics are too dirty for women to take part in, there’s something wrong with American politics.
If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government.
When I started ‘CNN,’ I made the decision to stay out of endorsing candidates, and let the doers make up their own minds about politics, that it wasn’t going to come from me.
The enemy is not just terrorism. It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism, by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion, and distorts both.
We are losing sight of civility in government and politics. Debate and dialogue is taking a back seat to the politics of destruction and anger and control. Dogma has replaced thoughtful discussion between people of differing views.
Religion has to stay in the heart, not in politics. It is private.
The essential ingredient of politics is timing.
There’s a nastiness out there that wants to harm me with words. These are my enemies – the ideologues, the populists, the columnists who don’t like the fact that I take them on toe-to-toe. What I try to do is tell the truth. It’s not the coin of the realm in politics.
In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
I don’t really like labels in politics, but I will gladly accept the label of conservatism.
Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical.
We can play politics, or we can reduce crime.
My mother’s studies stopped with the third year of primary school, my father with the first. They taught me a deep sense of duty. But nobody was involved in politics in my family.
I hate politics. I like to write about it, but to get involved in it, to try and make a lot of ignorant people do what you want them to do, waste of time. Go and write a book. It’s more important and it’ll last longer.
Arkansas is a state where politics is retail.
The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future.
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
Being out and about talking to residents and representing their views is, in my view, as important to politics as the grandstanding that takes place in Westminster.
A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.
The only reason to be in politics is public service. There’s no other reason. Frankly, if that’s the best job you can get in terms of money, that’s too bad, you know. Because frankly, it’s not well paid, everyone knows that. So for most people it’s a big sacrifice.
I have no ambition to govern men it is a painful and thankless office.
My philosophy comes from a worldview that looks at the world as one. It’s a holistic view that sees the world as interconnected and interdependent and integrated in so many different ways, which informs my politics.
I never thought of politics as a profession.
You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
While we remain a nation decisively shaped by religious faith, our politics and our culture are, in the main, less influenced by movements and arguments of an explicitly Christian character than they were even five years ago. I think this is a good thing – good for our political culture.
The sight of allegedly sophisticated politicians parroting complete tripe trivialises and demeans government and it has to be stopped. It’s played a significant part in public disillusionment with politics and has led to the absurd situation where more people vote for ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ than voted in the general election.
I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
I was supposed to be women’s lib, and now I’d exceeded it and gone over into international politics.
I don’t for the life of me understand how anybody could contemplate the results of the 2000 election in the US and say that electoral politics doesn’t matter any more, and that Ralph Nader was right when he said there is no difference between the two parties.
It’s really very simple, Governor. When people are hungry they die. So spare me your politics and tell me what you need and how you’re going to get it to these people.
Frankly, if you do politics, you should not be thinking about your dignity.
At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence.
Politics is the enemy of the imagination.