A politician will stand for what he thinks people will fall for.

During a campaign the air is full of speeches – and vice versa.

Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.

Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.

No government can be long secure without formidable opposition.

Democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.

There are far too many men in politics and not enough elsewhere.

The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.

A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman thinks of the next generation.

We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.


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