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.
He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.
It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.
I’m a warrior for the middle class.
I’m the president of the United States. I’m not the emperor of the United States.
My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.
If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost.
Political courage is not political suicide.