Politics has been called the art of the possible, and it actually is a realm akin to art insofar as, like art, it occupies a creatively mediating position between spirit and life, the idea and reality.
Politics has come to resemble a cynical team game played by politicians, while the public has been pushed aside as if sitting on the seats of a stadium in which passion for politics is gradually making room for blindness and desperation.
Politics has got too personal, too nasty, in Britain, as it has in America.
Politics has high and low moments. Sometimes it brings out the better angels of our nature; sometimes baser instincts.
Politics has less to do with where you live than where your heart is.
Politics has long been a place where fear and loathing are exploited: fear of progress, fear of the unknown, fear of the other, fear of our own neighbors.
Politics hates a vacuum. If it isn't filled with hope, someone will fill it with fear.
Politics have always covered two distinct kinds of problems: problems of administrative routine, and those that may be called 'questions of the moment.' A question of the moment is, indeed, a substitute for some notion, such as the idea of God, or hereditary monarchy, or national glory, that has hitherto acted as a symbol of human co-ordination. It provides no new positive certainty to replace the discredited certainty, but is what the name implies: the raising of a question which the old certainty no longer answers.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Politics imagined as direct agency, whether by voting or by participating in politics, you can think you're not political because you don't do anything between elections.
Politics in America is like stale bread. It's so yada yada that the best among us can hardly stand it.
Politics in America is the binding secular religion.
Politics in Bolivia must combine social consciousness with professional competency. In my administration, intellectuals from the upper class can be cabinet ministers or ambassadors, as can members of Indian ethnic groups.
Politics in Philadelphia is a contact sport.
Politics in Slovakia had long been a battle between egotistical men. Caputova sought to be the anti-ego alternative.
Politics in Washington is a contact sport. But it shouldn't be a personal animosity sport.
Politics in a democracy is transactional: Politicians seek votes by promising to do things for voters, who seek promises in exchange for their votes.
Politics in a democratic society should not be treated like a baseball game, a game show or a soap opera. The times are too serious for that.
Politics in a literary work, is like a gun shot in the middle of a concert, something vulgar, and however, something which is impossible to ignore.