A politician is a man who understands government and it takes a politician to run a government.
Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)
Contributed by: Zaady
My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference.
A man who is not interested in politics is not doing his patriotic duty toward maintaining the constitution of the United States.
A President cannot always be popular.
All my life I have fought against prejudice and intolerance.
When you get to be President, there are all those things, the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes, all those things. You have to remember it isn't for you. It's for the Presidency.
Justice remains the greatest power on earth. To that tremendous power alone will we submit.
My definition of a leader . . . is a man who can persuade people to do what they don't want to do, or do what they're too lazy to do, and like it.
A leader has to lead otherwise he has no business in politics.
Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
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