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Carl Sandberg Quotes

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A politician should have three hats.
One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through,
and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.
- Carl Sandberg

Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.
- Lady Bird Johnson

No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable
than the fighting of elections.
- Winston Churchill

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

 

The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth -
something very difficult for a politician.
Or watch your food - just watch it, don't eat it.
- Edward Koch

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
- H. L. Mencken

A woman must combine the role of mother,
wife and politician.
- Emma Bonino

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I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.
- Socrates

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
- Charles de Gaulle

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

The politician in my country seeks votes,
affection and respect, in that order.
With few notable exceptions,
they are simply men who want to be loved.
- Edward R. Murrow

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city,
it might be better to change the locks.
- Doug Larson

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth
is rarely a politician's objective.
Election and power are.
- Cal Thomas

The relationship between press and politician -
protected by the Constitution and designed to be happily adversarial -
becomes sour,
raw and confrontational.
- Roger Mudd

Apparently Arnold was inspired by President Bush,
who proved you can be a successful politician in this
country even if English is your second language.
- Conan O'Brien

It is true that the politician, in his professional character,
does not always, or even very often,
conform to the most approved pattern of private conduct.
- Frederick Scott Oliver

The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and
that of a politician is all in one word:
freedom.
- Silvio Berlusconi

I've learned in my years as a journalist that when
a politician says 'That's ridiculous' you're probably on the right track.
- Amy Goodman

You slam a politician, you make out he's the devil,
with horns and hoofs.
But his wife loves him, and so did all his mistresses.
- Pamela Hansford Johnson

The kind of thing I'm good at is knowing every politician
in the state and remembering where he itches.
And I know where to scratch him.
- Earl Long

The mark of a true politician is that he is never at
a loss for words because he is always half-expecting
to be asked to make a speech.
- Richard M. Nixon

What is inherently wrong with the word 'politician'
if the fellow has devoted his life to holding public
office and trying to do something for his people?
- Richard J. Daley

A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

A politician is a man who understands government.
A statesman is a politician who's been dead for 15 years.
- Harry S. Truman

A politician is the devil's quilted anvil;
He fashions all sins on him,
and the blows are never heard.
- John Webster

Howard Dean has been successful because he was clear
in his opposition to the war.
People appreciate a politician with the courage to say,
I oppose this war.
- Bianca Jagger

A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence
and yet keep both ears to the ground.
- H. L. Mencken

The politician's promises of yesterday are the taxes of today.
- Mackenzie King

The politician who never made a mistake never made a decision.
- John Major

The statesman shears the sheep; the politician skins them.
- Austin O'Malley

It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who
is not born and bred a Dissenter.
- William Hazlitt

The news of any politician's death should be listed
under "Public Improvements."
- Frank Dane

Any politician who wants to run for president will
come to me in a few years.
- Sun Myung Moon

What should I have known or written had I been a quiet,
mercantile politician or a lord in waiting? A man must travel,
and turmoil, or there is no existence.
- George Byron

I'm not a politician.
I only want to help relieve the suffering in communities,
and I want to help people see their community in each other.
- Russell Simmons

To be fair, lying is part and parcel of public life.
Every politician has lied about something because they
are owned by the special interest groups that finance their elections.
- Peter Schuyler

My function in life is not to be a politician in Parliament:
it is to get something done.
- Bernadette Devlin

We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals.
Lincoln was a professional politician.
- Felix Frankfurter

A politician is a person with whose politics you don't agree;
if you agree with him he's a statesman.
- David Lloyd George

The greatest art of a politician is to render vice
serviceable to the cause of virtue.
- Henry Bolingbroke

I am not at all a politician.
I don't think I'm cut out for politics.
I am certainly not going to stand for election.
- Pervez Musharraf

At home, you always have to be a politician;
when you're abroad,
you almost feel yourself a statesman.
- Harold MacMillan

At the moment I am a little bit politician,
yes.
I think that could be my next step.
It is not because I want power, it is because of what
I think I could do for the people.
- Haile Gebrselassie

An honest politician is one who, when he is bought,
will stay bought.
- Simon Cameron

While Lincoln thus became a lawyer, he did not cease to remain a politician.
- John George Nicolay

A politician will do anything to keep his job,
even become a patriot.
- William Randolph Hearst

Since a politician never believes what he says,
he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
- Charles de Gaulle

The politician being interviewed clearly takes a great
deal of trouble to imagine an ending to his sentence:
and if he stopped short? His entire policy would be jeopardized!
- Roland Barthes

If a politician murders his mother, the first response
of the press or of his opponents will likely be not
that it was a terrible thing to do,
but rather that in a statement made six years before
he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.
- Meg Greenfield

I remain just one thing, and one thing only,
and that is a clown.
It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.
- Charlie Chaplin

I come here not as a polished politician but as a woman
who has had her fair share of life's knocks.
- Pauline Hanson

I won't eat anything that has intelligent life,
but I'd gladly eat a network executive or a politician.
- Marty Feldman

I am neither a sociologist nor a politician.
All I can do is imagine for myself what the future will be like.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

The politician is an acrobat.
He keeps his balance by saying the opposite of what he does.
- Maurice Barres

I've not seen in my lifetime any politician who is a heroic figure.
The manipulation that all politicians use on one level
or another is so transparent.
- Dean Koontz

I am not a politician...
I only suffer the consequences.
- Peter Tosh

No politician has ever yet been able to rule his country,
nor has any country ever yet been able to face the world,
upon the principles of the Sermon on the Mount.
- Frederick Scott Oliver

If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents,
he would promise them missionaries for dinner.
- H. L. Mencken

Bill Bradley is a serious politician and if Al Gore stumbles seriously,
then Bradley is there to take advantage of that.
- Tom Mann

First and foremost, when I think of him -
I'm prejudiced; I worked for the guy for six and a half years -
when I think of him,
I think of him first and foremost as an idea politician.
- John Podesta

People are not in a good mood when any politician's
face appears on television.
- Mark Russell

A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life.
We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

A politician needs the ability to
foretell what is going to happen
tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year.
And to have the ability afterwards
to explain why it didn't happen.
- Winston Churchill

The first black president will be a politician who is black.
- Doug Wilder

A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth.
- Michael Kinsley

Every person seems to acknowledge his greatness.
He blends together the profound politician with the scholar.
- William Pierce

I'm not a traditional politician, and I have a sense of humor.
I'll try to soften it and become boring,
maybe even very boring, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to.
- Silvio Berlusconi

I think it has sullied his presidency.
As brilliant a politician as Bill Clinton is,
as magnetic a personality as he can be,
there is one little screw loose somewhere.
- Morley Safer

A politician ought to be born a foundling and remain a bachelor.
- Claudia Johnson

A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it.
- Oscar Levant

My job is to look at what politics is doing,
not be a politician myself.
- Antonio Tabucchi


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