Friday, July 24, 2009

Quotes: Politicians and Politics (1)

Politician 219 "…a politician, ready and willing to see other people sacrificed, slaughtered, for the sake of an idea, whether a good one or a bad one." Henry Miller. Portable Curmudgeon. A politician is all about sacrificing some people for other people.

Politician 219 "In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant". Charles De Gaulle Portable Curmudgeon.

Politicians 129 "Politicians neither love nor hate; interest, not sentiment, directs them". Lord Chesterfield. 1748. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms. Politicians have no feeling for what they do except self-interest.

Politicians 390 John Bright: "If the people knew what sort of men statesmen were, they would rise and hang the whole lot of them." Lytton Strachey. “Creighton.” 1925. Gross, ed. Essays. It's hard not to think that all politicians are corrupt.

Politics 116 "What matters most about political ideas is the underlying emotions….". Sir Lewis Namier. 1955. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms. Politics is all about emotions.

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