In politics, the truth has to wait until someone needs it.
Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice and politics without principle.
In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
Charles de Gaulle
No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.