Ambition is the root of politics.
Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?
Where is the justice of political power if it... marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?
Man is by nature a political animal.
The heaviest penalty for deciding to engage in politics is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.
Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing. And then they hit a big wall of re-election and the pettiness of politics. In the end, politics gets in the way of the business of people.
I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.
I'm not a guy who takes films for strong political messages.
I truly believe that all power corrupts. Such is probably the thinking behind every political film ever made in Hollywood.
The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.
A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.
Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.
Characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
Politics is the art of the next best.
Years ago I realized that maybe I made mistake, politically, when I turned a lot of that stuff down. I would go off to obscure places and make movies that six people went to see.
Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
Well, you know what, I'm 60 years old, and I've been interested in politics since I was on my daddy's knee. During the 1948 election, we were praying for Truman. I know a lot about politics.
Politics is the art of the possible.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
I am neither a sociologist nor a politician. All I can do is imagine for myself what the future will be like.
Politics itself is so unsexy, isn't it? But when the politics in creative works are really explored - not used as a vehicle - the results can be really interesting.
Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood!
The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.