Quotes about Politics
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
As long as I've known anything about politics, I've been skeptical. And it has evolved. The more I saw, the more skeptical I became.
Politics is not the art of the possible; it is the art of making possible what is necessary.
Our only safe rule in politics... was always to believe that the worst would be done. Then we were not deceived.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
Politics and villainy are almost synonymous terms.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.
Politics, as hopeful men practice it in the world, consists mainly of the delusion that a change in form is a change in substance.
To eschew political motives is a first rule of politics.
Politics, very often, is simply economics pursued by other means.
Edward J. Nell