Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.
Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)
Contributed by: Zaady
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen.
If you call your opponent a politician, it's grounds for libel.
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
Arthur C. Clarke (1917 -)
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself - Power and glory, or happiness.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Under every stone lurks a politician.
Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)
Source: Thesmophoriazusae, 410 B.C.
You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
Source: Knights, 424 BC
POLITICIAN, n. An eel in the fundamental mud upon which the superstructure of organized society is reared. When he wriggles, he mistakes the agitation of his tail for the trembling of the edifice.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)
Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
Coffee, which makes the politician wise, And see through all things with his half-shut eyes.
Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)
Source: The Rape of the Lock. Canto iii. Line 117.
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