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A candidate could easily commit political suicide if he were to come up with an unconventional thought during a presidential tour.
~ E(lwyn) B(rooks) White

 

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A Conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

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A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities.
~ Walter Bagehot

 

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A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.
~ Edmund Burke

 

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A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
~ H. L. Mencken

 

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A liberal is a man who leaves a room when the fight begins.
~ Heywood Broun

 

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A majority is always better than the best repartee.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

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A man who is a politician at forty is a statesman at three score and ten. It is at this age, when he would be too old to be a clerk or a gardener or a police-court magistrate, that he is ripe to govern a country.
~ W. Somerset Maugham

 

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A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
~ John Stuart Mill

 

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A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.
~ Fawn M. Brodie

 

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A political convention is not a place where you can come away with any trace of faith in human nature.
~ Murray Kempton

 

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A political leader must keep looking over his shoulder all the time to see if the boys are still there. If they aren't still there, he's no longer a political leader.
~ Bernard M. Baruch

 

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A political organization is a transferable commodity. You could not find a better way of killing virtue than by packing it into one of these contraptions which some gang of thieves is sure to find useful.
~ John Jay Chapman

 

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A politician divides mankind into two classes; tools and enemies.
~ Fredrich

 

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A politician is a man who understands government and it takes a politician to run a government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead for fifteen years.
~ Harry S. Truman

 

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A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson

 

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A politician is an ass upon which everyone has sat except a man.
~ E.E. (Edward. E.) Cummings

 

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A politician is one that would circumvent God.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.
~ Hubert H. Humphrey

 

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A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.
~ James Freeman Clarke

 

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