All efforts to make politics aesthetic culminate in one thing, war.
Taking care of children has nothing to do with politics. I think perhaps with time, instead of there being a politicization of humanitarian aid, there will be a humanization of politics.
The BJP decides its own policies.
The regional parties have emerged as a strong force, and they, too, deserve a place in national politics.
Politics is a game of compromise.
Poverty is multidimensional. It extends beyond money incomes to education, health care, political participation, and advancement of one’s own culture and social organization.
Neither India nor Russia perceives a threat from the strength of the other. Each sees a benefit for itself in the increased political and economic strength of the other.
My poet’s heart gives me strength to face political problems, particularly those which have a bearing on my conscience.
No one can be considered untouchable on political grounds.
Indian democracy’s greatest strength is that we have always put the nation above politics.
India has never played politics with national security.
For me, power was never an attraction.
I am contesting elections since 1952, but never did I throw mud.
Whatever understanding is reached with Pakistan has to be followed honestly, and everybody will have to rise above party politics and be actively committed to make India prosperous.
Politics these days in no occupation for an honest man… neither educated nor honest, he has to be an ignoramus & a rogue.
Under every stone lurks a politician.
Politics, these days, is no occupation for an educated man, a man of character. Ignorance and total lousiness are better.
Characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass- crime perpetrated on the community of man.
Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
Man is by nature a political animal.
A constitution is the arrangement of magistrates in a state.
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
The rule of reason is the true sovereign in the American system.
Most people in politics draw energy from backslapping and shaking hands and all that. I draw energy from discussing ideas.
There’s lots about politics I don’t feel comfortable with. To talk about the politics of future ideas is impossible in soundbite form.
Those who have no understanding of the political world around them have no right to criticize or complain.
There is a better chance of seeing a camel pass through the eye of a needle than of seeing a really great man ‘discovered’ through an election.
What luck for rulers that men do not think.
The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.
No politician should ever let himself be photographed in a bathing suit.
To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens.
What is politics? Political system is equal to development politics plus political politics.
The President’s post should not be politicized. Once a president is elected, he is above politics.
I am not made for politics because I am incapable of wanting or accepting the death of the adversary.
To govern means to pillage, as everyone knows.
It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
If you sacrifice liberty for security, you will lose both.
Who cares about winning? We should focus on serving.
Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit.
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
In politics… never retreat, never retract… never admit a mistake.
I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.
If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.
The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.