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|10 Political Quotes from Literature
A drunkard or a gambler may be weaned from his ways, but not a politician. ~ Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope And nine more quotes about politics…
26 Politics Quotes from Literature
|Your man with a thin skin, a vehement ambition, a scrupulous conscience, and a sanguine desire for rapid improvement, is never a happy, and seldom a fortunate politician.
||The Prime Minister|
|Often I must speak other than I think. That is called diplomacy.
|The double pleasure of pulling down an opponent, and of raising oneself, is the charm of a politician's life.
|A drunkard or a gambler may be weaned from his ways, but not a politician.
|He, too, liked his party, and was fond of loyal men; but he had learned at last that all loyalty must be built on a basis of self-advantage. Patriotism may exist without it, but that which Erle called loyalty in politics was simply devotion to the side which a man conceives to be his side, and which he cannot leave without danger to himself.
| It is the necessary nature of a political party in this country to avoid, as long as it can be avoided, the consideration of any question which involves a great change.
|When a man gets into his head an idea that the public voice calls for him, it is astonishing how great becomes his trust in the wisdom of the public.
|"Kings have no friends," Stannis said bluntly, "only subjects and enemies."
||George R. R. Martin
||A Clash of Kings|
|He was born to be a senator. He never said anything important, and he always said it sonorously.
|"There is no gambling like politics."
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