A distinguished clergyman told me that he chose the profession of a clergyman because it afforded the most leisure for literary pursuits. I would recommend to him the profession of a governor.
Those who have been bred in the school of politics fail now and always to face the facts.
There are hundreds of intelligent and big brains in every country in the world to run that country successfully but somehow and often either an immoral stupid or a charlatan imbecile comes to power!
In some countries, pertaining to the opposition qualifies you as official enemy of the state and by that designation the state is in its right to defend itself
Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
… we shoved out many hopes and fears into their hands, believing those hands were strong because they had firm handshakes. They failed us, always. There was no way they could not fail us – they were human, and so were we.
If you put your politicians up for sale, as the US does (alone in this among industrialized democracies), then someone will buy them–and it won’t be you; you can’t afford them.
On the Night of the Halloween, I have never seen any evil apparition or fearsome ghost but politicians on TV! They are the real goblins and specters!
If ever you get invited into someone’s home,’ my father said (as he had been invited five or six times that morning), ‘you go into the sitting-room and you say, “Oh, what an attractive room!” even if you think it’s hideous.
Politicians are judged by what they say and they don’t do