Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
- Henry Adams
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A healthy democracy requires a decent society it requires that we are honorable, generous, tolerant and respectful.
- Charles W. Pickering
There is no sea more dangerous than the ocean of practical politics none in which there is more need of good pilotage and of a single, unfaltering purpose when the waves rise high.
- Thomas Huxley
Of course there are regrets. I shall regret always that I found my own authentic voice in politics. I was too conservative too conventional. Too safe too often. Too defensive. Too reactive. Later too often on the back foot.
- John Major
If I cry, it's about the personal loss of a friend or something like that. But when it comes to politics - no, I don't cry.
- Nancy Pelosi
People meet in bars after work all over the world and talk about the great problems of life and death and the world and politics and they don't take themselves seriously. They can do nothing else except chat about these things in bars after work.
- Whitfield Diffie
I have got instincts that, I think, are very much in tune with people's very keen sense to see something different. I did not dream of being in politics since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. I was not involved in student politics, or not in that partisan way.
- Nick Clegg
Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education.
- Henry Adams
Politics has become unbelievably and unfortunately way too much about how much money is involved rather than what kind of ideas are involved.
- Mike Huckabee