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"Politics deserves much praise. Politics is a preoccupations of free men, and its existences is a test of freedom." - Bernard Crick

"I'm such a sap for democracy and politics that I get weepy when I see anybody voting." - Tucker Carlson

"Politics is not just about voting one day every four years. Politics is the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the road we walk on." - Unita Blackwell

"The unconscious democracy of America is a very fine thing. It is a true and deep and instinctive assumption of the equality of citizens, which even voting and elections have not destroyed." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The politics of envy is the politics of this commandment: "Thou shalt not steal, except by majority vote." It is the politics of two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner." - Gary North

"Politics are vulgar when they are not liberalised by history, and history fades into mere literature when it loses sight of its relation to practical politics." - John Robert Seeley

"Gods and politics are the tools with which the godless and unprincipled manipulate the gullible." - Janet Morris

"Elections matter and voting counts." - Barack Obama

"Look at the declining television coverage. Look at the declining voting rate. Economics and economic news is what moves the country now, not politics." - Robert Teeter

"Politics is the art of achieving prestige and power without merit." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Politics is a jungle-torn between doing the right thing and staying in office." - John F Kennedy

"I now want more time to devote to politics and more freedom to do so." - Tony Benn

"It's true that in chess as in politics, fund-raising and glad-handing matter." - Garry Kasparov

"Politics: Poli a Latin word meaning many and tics meaning bloodsucking creatures." - Robin Williams

"If you don't have voter ID, you can just keep voting and voting and voting." - Donald Trump

"The problem with party politics is that people get involved every two or four years and that is it. In the meantime, the legislature and Minnesota politics are on a separate track." - Paul Wellstone

"Nowhere are prejudices more mistaken for truth, passion for reason and invective for documentation than in politics." - John Mason Brown

"'Politics' is made up of two words, 'poli,' which is Greek for 'many,' and 'tics,' which are blood-sucking insects." - Gore Vidal

"Be a listener only, keep within yourself, and endeavor to establish with yourself the habit of silence, especially in politics." - Thomas Jefferson

"Congratulations to Barack Obama - great victory based on building fairer economy and optimism about what politics can achieve." - Ed Miliband

"Effective communication is built on the cement of trust. And trust is based on trustworthiness, not politics." - Stephen Covey

"Genuine politics - even politics worthy of the name - the only politics I am willing to devote myself to - is simply a matter of serving those around us: serving the community and serving those who will come after us. Its deepest roots are moral because it is a responsibility expressed through action, to and for the whole." - Vaclav Havel

"It's been a concern of mine for years that the mainstream media coverage of culture and politics takes place in two nodes, Washington and New York, and yet all the voting goes on somewhere else." - Walter Kirn

"Politics makes strange post-masters." - Kin Hubbard

"Government and politics isn't like a reality TV show. It's not about voting the bad guys out of the house. You know, it's about what do we need to take our country or our state or our city forward? And people, frankly, would be well advised to really get back into understanding politics." - Campbell Newman

"I hate all bungling as I do sin, but particularly bungling in politics, which leads to the misery and ruin of many thousands and millions of people." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The twin conceptions of sin and vindictive punishment seem to be at the root of much that is most vigorous, both in religion and politics." - Bertrand Russell

"I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's." - Mark Twain

"Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other." - Oscar Ameringer

"All advertising, whether it lies in the field of business or of politics, will carry success by continuity and regular uniformity of application." - Adolf Hitler

"Politics imagined as direct agency, whether by voting or by participating in politics, you can think you're not political because you don't do anything between elections." - Aleksandar Hemon

"Democracy is four wolves and a sheep voting on dinner." - Robert A Heinlein

"Oh no, the dead have risen and they're voting Republican." - Yeardley Smith

"Politics are, as it were, the market place and the price mechanism of all social demands - though there is no guarantee that a just price will be struck; and there is nothing spontaneous about politics- it depends on deliberate and continuous activity." - Bernard Crick

"There'll be a growing disparity between economics and politics. An economy that grows so rapidly is intractably global. On the other hand, the current political system is intractably national. So there is a growing dichotomy between a global economy and locally based politics." - Walter Wriston

"Politics is made up largely of irrelevancies." - Dalton Camp

"Politics is more difficult than physics." - Albert Einstein

"There are no personal sympathies in politics." - Margaret Thatcher

"Politics is largely a matter of heart." - Rab Butler

"History without politics descends to mere Literature." - John Robert Seeley

"I ran because I became convinced after King was shot and killed, and Martin Luther King was one of the great heroes of my life, that politics is not perfect but it's the best available nonviolent means of changing how we live. If we don't like how we live, we can participate in the perfect most revolutionary act in a democracy, it's called voting." - Maynard Jackson

"Our modern world of old story is completely failing humanity. This is the reason that increasing numbers of people have become and are becoming disillusioned from politics. People don't like voting. Whoever you vote, government gets in. Whatever they promise, they never fulfill." - Satish Kumar

"Philosophy is antipoetic. Philosophize about mankind and you brush aside individual uniqueness, which a poet cannot do without self-damage. Unless, for a start, he has a strong personal rhythm to vary his metrics, he is nothing. Poets mistrust philosophy. They know that once the heads are counted, each owner of a head loses his personal identify and becomes a number in some government scheme: if not as a slave or serf, at least as a party to the device of majority voting, which smothers personal views." - Robert Graves

"In the melting pot that is America, inclusive trumps exclusive. Whether it's single women, young adults, or minorities, alienating the rapidly growing voting blocs is not smart politics." - Eliot Spitzer

"I've got a fierce passion for politics but I can't stand the smarmy, hypocritical upper-middle-class dictator nation that prevails and has always prevailed in this country. I'm up for petrol bombers, mate, and fighting in the streets." - Pete Doherty

"When politics enter into municipal government, nothing resulting therefrom in the way of crimes and infamies is then incredible. It actually enables one to accept and believe the impossible..." - Mark Twain

"In politics you must always keep running with the pack. The moment that you falter and they sense that you are injured, the rest will turn on you like wolves." - Rab Butler

"REVOLUTION, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment. . . . the substitution of the rule of an Administration for that of a Ministry, whereby the welfare and happiness of the people were advanced a full half-inch." - Ambrose Bierce

"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible. Do not ever let anyone claim to be a true American patriot if they ever attempt to separate religion from politics." - George Washington

"Aeschylus and Plato are remembered today long after the triumphs of Imperial Athens are gone. Dante outlived the ambitions of thirteenth century Florence. Goethe stands serenely above the politics of Germany, and I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over cities, we too will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit." - John F Kennedy

"It's almost like my career has been [based on voting]. I won a dancing contest to get into wrestling. That involved fans voting. And then on Dancing with the Stars, fans were voting." - Stacy Keibler

"Your story is for - voting for every disastrous trade agreement, and voting for corporate America. Did I vote against the Wall Street bailout?" - Bernie Sanders

"Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process." - Hillary Clinton

"There's an enormous difference between voting for a candidate because you hate another ethnic group and voting for a candidate because he's a member of your ethnic group." - Jonathan Haidt

"When public access to voting is impaired or when public confidence in voting is diluted, democracy suffers and our freedom is less secure." - Deforest Soaries

"Civil libertarian activists are found overwhelmingly on the left. Their right-wing brethren have been concerned with issues more important than civil rights, voting rights, abuses by police and the military, and the subordination of politics to religion - issues like the campaign to expand human freedom by turning highways over to toll-extracting private corporations and the crusade to funnel money from Social Security to Wall Street brokerage firms." - Michael Lind

"There is a lack of interest in voting in the United States, and that troubles me. It is very necessary that people get registered, study the issues and be aware of the politics of our country. We will really be set back if people don't take the time to learn about the candidates who are concerned about the well-being of all the citizens and vote." - Rosa Parks

"The Hispanic population grew by 4.7 percent last year, while blacks expanded by 1.5 percent and whites by a paltry 0.3 percent. Hispanics cast 6 percent of the vote in 1990 and 12 percent in 2000. If their numbers expand at the current pace, they will be up to 18 percent in 2010 and 24 percent in 2020. With one-third of Hispanics voting Republican, they are the jump ball in American politics. As this vote goes, so goes the future." - Dick Morris

"We reject: kings, presidents and voting. We believe in: rough consensus and running code." - David D. Clark

"We reject: kings, presidents and voting. We believe in: rough consensus and running code." - David D. Clark

"I think a way to behave is to think not in terms of representative government, not in terms of voting, not in terms of electoral politics, but thinking in terms of organizing social movements, organizing in the work place, organizing in the neighborhood, organizing collectives that can become strong enough to eventually take over - first to become strong enough to resist what has been done to them by authority, and second, later, to become strong enough to actually take over the institutions." - Howard Zinn

"These others - the overwhelming majority of Iraq's people - have repeatedly given every indication of valuing their newfound freedom: voting in two elections at the risk of their lives, preparing for a third, writing and ratifying a constitution granting more freedoms than exist in any country in the entire Arab Middle East. The secret is out, There is something decent unfolding in Iraq. It's unfolding in the shadow of a terrible insurgency, but a society is finding its way to constitutional politics." - Fouad Ajami

"Politics and football don't mix." - Ruud Gullit

"Sports and politics don't mix." - Eric Heiden

"Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!" - Pericles

"I am interested in politics so that one day I will not have to be interested in politics." - Ayn Rand

"Just because you are not interested in politics, does not mean that politics is not interested in you." - Pericles

"Good government is good politics and politics is good government." - Richard J Daley

"History is past politics, and politics present history." - John Robert Seeley

"History is past politics, and politics is present history." - Edward Augustus Freeman

"If you vote for Al Smith, you're voting against Christ and you will all be damned." - Mordecai Ham

"Those flowers were picked by illegal immigrants. And they're not voting for you, b*tch." - Joy Behar

"Poor people have been voting for Democrats for the last 50 years and they're still poor." - Charles Barkley

"You can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for dinner." - Larry Flynt

"People who vote against this today are voting against me and I will not forget." - Theodore Stevens

"Spaniards have always shown great maturity and great common sense when it comes to voting." - Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

"Women will do anything Oprah Winfrey says, and that is why we can't have women voting." - Artie Lange

"The first thing that has to happen is the protection of voting rights and registration." - Jesse Jackson

"Democracy is four wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch." - Ambrose Bierce

"Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world." - Sharon Salzberg

"Voting is like alchemy - taking an abstract value and breathing life into it." - Sharon Salzberg

"Spaniards have always shown great maturity and great common sense when it comes to voting." - Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapat

"People who vote against this today are voting against me and I will not forget." - Ted Stevens

"Right, sure. Because there's no girls in politics! I have no interest. Voting? What? I forgot my apron. I think I ought to be in the kitchen right now, actually. My rolling pin-" - Maggie Stiefvater

"Don't listen to me. I'm not a politician. I know nothing about politics. But people are cheering when something very bad happens to him [Donald Trump]. So that's got to make you think before voting for him." - Sacha Baron Cohen

"What sort of politics you people do? Such is the way of all parliaments: one can sense even beforehand the trend of voting, in which direction it will turn." - Sri Aurobindo

"Consensus politics means that you cannot afford to give the many-headed beast, the public, anything to vote against, for voting against is what gargantuan pseudodemocracy has to come down to." - Germaine Greer

"We need to build millions of little moments of caring on an individual level. Indeed, as talk of a politics of meaning becomes more widespread, many people will feel it easier to publicly acknowledge their own spiritual and ethical aspirations and will allow themselves to give more space to their highest vision in their personal interactions with others. A politics of meaning is as much about these millions of small acts as it is about any larger change. The two necessarily go hand in hand." - Michael Lerner

"I opposed the Suez war, I opposed the Falklands war. I opposed the Libyan bombing and I opposed the Gulf war and I never believed that any of those principled arguments lost a single vote - indeed, I think they gained support though that was not why you did it. What has been lacking in Labour politics over a long period is a principled stand" - Tony Benn

"The Twist was a guided missile, launched from the ghetto into the very heart of suburbia. The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion, and law could never do, in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court could only write on the books." - Eldridge Cleaver

"For the ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle (home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics) he feels himself master of his fate, but against major events he is as helpless as against the elements. So far from endeavoring to influence the future, he simply lies down and lets things happen to him." - George Orwell

"We don't go for segregation. We go for separation. Separation is when you have your own. You control your own economy; you control your own politics; you control your own society; you control your own everything. You have yours and you control yours; we have ours and we control ours." - Malcolm X

"Just as Darwin discovered the law of evolution in organic nature, so Marx discovered the law of evolution in human history; he discovered the simple fact, hitherto concealed by an overgrowth of idealogy [sic], that mankind must first of all eat and drink, have shelter and clothing, before it can pursue politics, science, religion, art etc." - Friedrich Engels

"In an age when nations and individuals routinely exchange murder for murder, when the healing grace of authentic spirituality is usurped by the divisive politics of religious organizations, and when broken hearts bleed pain in darkness without the relief of compassion, the voice of an exceptional poet producing exceptional work is not something the world can afford to dismiss." - Aberjhani

"Young Evangelicals, especially, are breaking ranks with older Evangelicals (over 40) and are more and more leaning towards voting Democratic." - Tony Campolo

"Democracy is about voting and it's about a majority vote. And it's time that we started exercising the Democratic process." - Debbie Stabenow

"Today, unfortunately, the right to vote seems to have become a partisan issue. Democrats seek to guarantee and expand voting rights. Republicans try to undermine and suppress voting rights." - Donna Brazile

"Well, when I went off to college, the guys I used to hang with were pumping gas and voting Democrat. Today they're still pumping gas and voting Democrat. Guess the Democrats didn't do much for them." - Charles Barkley

"Why do they [Americans] quarrel, why do they hate Negroes, Indians, even Germans, why do they not have science and poetry commensurate with themselves, why are there so many frauds and so much nonsense? I cannot soon give a solution to these questions ... It was clear that in the United States there was a development not of the best, but of the middle and worst sides of European civilization; the notorious general voting, the tendency to politics... all the same as in Europe. A new dawn is not to be seen on this side of the ocean." - Dmitri Mendeleev

"By voting, we add our voice to the chorus that forms opinions and the basis for actions" - Jens Stoltenberg

"What ass first let loose the doctrine that the suffrage is a high boon and voting a noble privilege?" - H L Mencken

"The voting booth is the only place that a pauper equals a billionaire, and any woman equals any man." - Gloria Steinem

"Along with voting, jury duty, and paying taxes, goofing off is one of the central obligations of American citizenship." - Sarah Vowell

"Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch." - Andrew Napolitano

"Voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger breasts and increase your chances of owning a BMW M3." - Boris Johnson

"I think America causes cancer, longevity is less important than fun, and young people should be discouraged from voting." - Bill Maher

"What mostly prevents black people from voting is that drug laws send them to prison, and then they can't vote." - Bill Maher

"We need to get better at voting and be a voice for the people who do not have one." - George Lopez

"I am not afraid of anything. I am voting for Hillary Clinton because I am excited and enthusiastic." - Julianne Malveaux

"North Carolina precinct chairman and GOP executive committee member Don Yelton thinks his state's new voting restrictions are just fine." - Aasif Mandvi

"Stocks are a voting mechanism, pure and simple. They are a collective vote of expectations of each company's future fundamentals." - Andy Kessler

"I have voted for a Republican for president ever since I was voting and since I was 18 years old." - Joe Lhota

"I have voted for a Republican for president ever since I was voting and since I was 18 years old." - Joseph J Lhota

"Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner." - James Bovard

"By voting, we add our voice to the chorus that forms opinions and the basis for actions." - Jens Stoltenberg

"Don't forget to vote for Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Stay home if you're voting for Dole." - Eleanor Mondale

"What gets lost is that the Republican Party has always been the party of civil rights and voting rights." - Rand Paul

"Democrats in Louisville were led by Courier-Journal editor Henry Watterson and were implacably opposed to blacks voting." - Rand Paul

"Voting for impersonal parties and their programmes is a false substitute for the only true way to elect people's representatives: voting by an actual person for an actual candidate." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard's vote." - David Foster Wallace

"The world would be a better place if people stopped voting for folksy candidates they could have a beer with and started voting for people smarter than they are." - Marcus Sakey

"Beyond that, states had to also have electronic voting machines that made it possible for people who are physically handicapped to vote in private... and the computerized voting machine made it very easy for, particularly, the blind." - Deforest Soaries

"Liberal comes from the Latin liberalis, which means pertaining to a free man. In politics, to be liberal is to want to extend democracy through change and reform. One can see why that word had to be erased from our political lexicon." - Gore Vidal

"We have a complete void of progressive politics in this country right now. The will of the people goes ignored and unrealized. I'm searching for the people that can enter the political system, a strong third party. We need to consolidate." - Ani Difranco

"I realized that public affairs were also my affairs. I became active in politics because I saw the possibility, if we all sat back and did nothing, of a world in which there would no longer be any stages for actors to act on." - Helen Gahagan Douglas

"People are very hungry for something new. I think they are interested in being called to be a part of something larger than the sort of small, petty, slash-and-burn politics that we have been seeing over the last several years." - Barack Obama

"According to Gandhi, the seven sins are wealth without works, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principle. Well, Hubert Humphrey may have sinned in the eyes of God, as we all do, but according to those definitions of Gandhi's, it was Hubert Humphrey without sin." - Jimmy Carter

"Food, clothes and shelter have no politics." - Mutabaruka

"Politics and life go hand in hand." - Bruce Springsteen

"It's all about politics, and it's stupid." - Brownie Mary

"Economics, politics, and personalities are often inseparable." - Charles Edison

"Wars come and go; politics endure." - Jacqueline Carey

"Politics and war are remarkably similar situations." - Newt Gingrich

"Politics and ethics belong to different worlds." - Adam Michnik

"When some people ask me about voting, they would say will you support this candidate or that candidate? I say: "I will support this candidate for one minute that I am in the voting booth. At that moment I will support A versus B, but before I am going to the voting booth, and after I leave the voting booth, I am going to concentrate on organizing people and not organizing electoral campaign."" - Howard Zinn

"Politics is a way of ruling in divided societies without undue violence...politics is not just a necessary evil; it is a realistic good." - Bernard Crick

"When we win on an issue we call it leadership. When we lose, we call it politics. Practicing politics simply means increasing your options for effective results." - John Eldred

"Do not tell me that I have not shown courage in standing up to the gun people, in voting to ban assault weapons, voting for instant background checks, voting to end the gun show loophole and now in a position to create a consensus in America on gun safety." - Bernie Sanders

"Voting for [Donald] Trump Is Voting Against Ourselves." - Kerry Washington

"There are two kinds of politics in the world: the politics of love and the politics of fear." - Doris "Granny D" Haddock

"Voting is a civic sacrament." - Theodore Hesburgh

"Remember something, if you will, about voting: Voting is not a horse race, you're not going there thinking "Gee, I gotta pick the winner so I can brag to my friends 'Oh, I picked so-and-so and he or she won'". Voting is voting your heart and voting your conscience and when you've done that, don't ever, EVER let a Democrat or Republican tell you that you've wasted your vote because the fact is, if you DON'T vote your heart and conscience then you HAVE wasted your vote." - Jesse Ventura

"Here we are the way politics ought to be in America, the politics of happiness, the politics of purpose, and the politics of joy." - Hubert Humphrey

"Here we are the way politics ought to be in America; the politics of happiness, the politics of purpose and the politics of joy." - Hubert H Humphrey

"As we watch the sun go down, evening after evening, through the smog across the poisoned waters of our native earth, we must ask ourselves seriously whether we really wish some future universal historian on another planet to say about us: "With all their genius and with all their skill, they ran out of foresight and air and food and water and ideas," or, They went on playing politics until their world collapsed around them." - U Thant

"Business is business and politics is politics and never between shall meet." - Suzy Welch

"The only thing that could possibly save British politics would be Margaret Thatcher's assassin." - Steven Morrissey

"The justification of majority rule in politics is not to be found in its ethical superiority." - Walter Lippmann

"An honest man in politics shines more there than he would elsewhere." - Mark Twain

"Politics are not my concern.... They impressed me as a dog's life without a dog's decencies." - Rudyard Kipling



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