Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.
My final warning to you is always pay for your own drinks. All the scandals in the world of politics today have their cause in the despicable habit of swallowing free drinks.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
To do evil that good may come of it is for bunglers in politics as well as morals.
It is a curious fact that when we get sick we want an uncommon doctor... When we get into a war, we dreadfully want an uncommon admiral and an uncommon general. Only when we get into politics are we content with the common man.