Politicians Defined in Quotes

I believe this quote from Henry Kissinger “Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.” says it all,  but here are some other defining words:

“We’d all like to vote for the best man, but he’s never a candidate. “…….Frank McKinney

“Take our politicians:  they’re a bunch of yo-yos.  The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches the first prize.” ……..Saul Bellow

“Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. “………Nikita Khrushchev

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

“The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.” ……Maureen Murphy

“A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.” ……James Freeman Clark

“A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.” …….Mencken

“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.”              ………Sandburg

“A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.”          …….e.e. Cummings

“One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer, to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed, slaughtered, for the sake of an idea, whether a good one or a bad one. “………Henry Miller

“A politician will do anything to keep his job – even become a patriot……….William Randolph

“A politician is a man who understands government. A statesman is a politician who’s been dead for 15 years.” …….Harry S. Truman

“I should prefer to have a politician who regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher.”

“The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.” …….Ben Okri

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

“A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.” …….Texas Guinan

“How come we choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?” ……..Unknown

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” ……..Aesop


And my second and third favorite quotes about politicians:

“The best thing about this group of candidates is that only one of them can win.” 

Will Rogers

“In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.” 

Charles de Gaulle



About safrisri

I was a school teacher until retirement. I have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. Now I'm the guy sitting on the porch with an opinion on everything.
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