Politics Quotes: Insightful Perspectives on Governance, Democracy, and Civic Engagement
Embracing the Essence of Politics
Politics is an integral part of human society, encompassing the mechanisms of governance, decision-making processes, and public affairs that shape our world. It influences policies, institutions, and the lives of individuals. In this compilation of politics quotes, we gather a collection of insightful perspectives that celebrate the essence of political engagement, democracy, and the power of collective action. These quotes offer wisdom, inspiration, and thought-provoking insights into the complexities and significance of politics in our lives.
Politics quotes remind us of the profound impact political systems have on our societies and the importance of active participation. They highlight the need for informed citizens, ethical leadership, and the pursuit of justice and equality. Whether you seek inspiration to engage in political discourse, reflection on the state of governance, or a deeper understanding of the role of politics in shaping our world, these quotes will provide valuable insights.
Embracing the Power of Politics: Quotes to Inspire Action
Immerse yourself in the wisdom and diversity of political perspectives with this collection of quotes. From renowned statesmen to influential thinkers, these quotes capture the essence of political thought and action. Let them ignite your passion for civic engagement, encourage you to question the status quo, and remind you of the transformative potential that lies within collective action.
Thatcherism, as an ideology, addresses the fears, the anxieties, the lost identities, of a people. It invites us to think about politics in images. It is addressed to our collective fantasies, to Britain as an imagined community, to the social imaginary.
‘Stay with Me’ started out being very political, largely because I’m a little obsessed with politics.
When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale.
John W. Gardner
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It’s too controversial.
Conflict and callous politics drive famine.
We are against politics of religion and caste.
I want to stay away from politics, or else I’ll probably end up putting my size fifteen foot into my mouth.
The lifespan of faith and culture is much more than the ones who play politics in its name.
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
John Kenneth Galbraith
One of the things being in politics has taught me is that men are not a reasoned or reasonable sex.
Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Uncle Matheson and my father would frequently argue long into the night about politics. Like me, he was all about socialism, togetherness and investing in people, whereas Matheson, to this day, holds very strong conservative views.
I was proud my father spoke Arabic fluently – his father sent him to learn Arabic from a sheikh – and we had Arab friends. His task of understanding the Arabs – not only politics but poetry – was very important; he took it as a vocation.
A. B. Yehoshua
Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government asked me to serve as a fellow at its Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy. After my varied and celebrated career in television, movies, publishing, and the lucrative world of corporate speaking, being a fellow at Harvard seemed, frankly, like a step down.
For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
John W. Gardner
There’s a basic law, Klein’s second, or third, or fourth law of politics in the TV age, which is warm always beats cold, with the exception of Richard Nixon. The nicer guy usually wins.
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
In politics, you also have to be cautiously optimistic.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Everything in politics is politically motivated, didn’t you know?
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
Everything is politics.
There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose.
John Kenneth Galbraith
I was a woman in a man’s world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot.
You can study government and politics in school, but the best way to really understand the process is to volunteer your time.
Alliance – in international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other’s pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.
Remember that a civilized nation cannot just have one party; if there were only one party, this would merely be a dictatorship. Politics could not advance.
I’m not going to be intimidated by people or identity politics. I think that’s a dead end.
You have to be able to interact with people whose politics you disagree with.
In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.
J. William Fulbright
We are losing sight of civility in government and politics. Debate and dialogue is taking a back seat to the politics of destruction and anger and control. Dogma has replaced thoughtful discussion between people of differing views.
In a sense, terrorism blossomed in the advent of television. Television promotes terrorism in religion and in politics.
It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.
The money in politics is a cash cow for the media.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
The world is governed by opinion.
William Ellery Channing
I’m confident about my stint with politics. But I won’t leave acting, one, because it brings me my daily bread, and second, I realized that whatever little extra recognition I have today, it’s thanks to my acting career.
People in the tech community may not like politics because it seems less interesting or less pure than what they’re doing. But you see the result of not caring about politics. This is no longer an abstract problem.
The more you observe politics, the more you’ve got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Voters don’t decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.
I don’t want to express my opinion about actual politics, because if I do, I have to be responsible for my decision.
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.
Politics is show business for ugly people.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
B. R. Ambedkar
Politics is the art of the next best.
Otto von Bismarck
Politics has always been personal for me. You know, growing up, I was in a very politically conscious household. We engaged with intellectuals and artists and academics from around the world who were thinking critically about politics and the intersection of politics and public life.
War is the ultimate tool of politics.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Everyone knows that I have just accepted, with short notice, the worst job in politics.
History and social sciences were my interests. I was always interested in knowing how societies get organized, why there is rich and poor divide, why there are classes. I was never apolitical. I think we are all political in a way. Politics decides our day-to-day life.
Thanks to advancements in gender equality, you now have salty women like me who not only follow politics but also share their opinions on the daily.
Commodities such as gold and silver have a world market that transcends national borders, politics, religions, and race. A person may not like someone else’s religion, but he’ll accept his gold.
I loved politics and, I confess, I enjoyed politicians immensely.
Politics is a strong and slow boring of hard boards.
Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.
In many cases, water stress is more about politics, economics, behaviour and governance than absolute water scarcity. Better planning is needed, to allocate water where societal need is greatest, and to allow trade-offs between alternative uses.
A healthy democracy requires a decent society; it requires that we are honorable, generous, tolerant and respectful.
Charles W. Pickering
Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.
We are not doing celebrity, personality, abusive politics – we are doing ideas. This is about hope.
The decision to serve needs to be independent of your politics.
In a time of domestic crisis, men of goodwill and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics.
John F. Kennedy
In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?