All efforts to make politics aesthetic culminate in one thing, war.

All efforts to make politics aesthetic culminate in one thing, war.

- Walter Benjamin

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.

- Audrey Hepburn

The BJP decides its own policies.

- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The regional parties have emerged as a strong force, and they, too, deserve a place in national politics.

- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Politics is a game of compromise.

- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Poverty is multidimensional. It extends beyond money incomes to education, health care, political participation, and advancement of one’s own culture and social organization.

- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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.

- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

My poet’s heart gives me strength to face political problems, particularly those which have a bearing on my conscience.

- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

No one can be considered untouchable on political grounds.

- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Indian democracy’s greatest strength is that we have always put the nation above politics.

- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

India has never played politics with national security.

- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

For me, power was never an attraction.

- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

I am contesting elections since 1952, but never did I throw mud.

- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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.

- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Politics these days in no occupation for an honest man… neither educated nor honest, he has to be an ignoramus & a rogue.

- Aristophanes

Under every stone lurks a politician.

- Aristophanes

Politics, these days, is no occupation for an educated man, a man of character. Ignorance and total lousiness are better.

- Aristophanes

Characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.

- Aristophanes

Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.

- Andrew Jackson

War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass- crime perpetrated on the community of man.

- Alfred Adler

Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.

- Aristotle

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.

- Aristotle

Man is by nature a political animal.

- Aristotle

A constitution is the arrangement of magistrates in a state.

- Aristotle

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.

- Aristotle

The rule of reason is the true sovereign in the American system.

- Al Gore

Most people in politics draw energy from backslapping and shaking hands and all that. I draw energy from discussing ideas.

- Al Gore

There’s lots about politics I don’t feel comfortable with. To talk about the politics of future ideas is impossible in soundbite form.

- Al Gore
Those who have no understanding of the political world around them have no right to criticise or complain

Those who have no understanding of the political world around them have no right to criticize or complain.

- Adolf Hitler
There is a better chance of seeing a camel pass through the eye of a needle than of seeing a really great man....

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.

- Adolf Hitler
What luck for rulers that men do not think.

What luck for rulers that men do not think.

- Adolf Hitler
The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.

The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.

- Adolf Hitler
No politician should ever let himself be photographed in a bathing suit.

No politician should ever let himself be photographed in a bathing suit.

- Adolf Hitler
To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens.

To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens.

- Adolf Hitler

What is politics? Political system is equal to development politics plus political politics.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

The President’s post should not be politicized. Once a president is elected, he is above politics.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I am not made for politics because I am incapable of wanting or accepting the death of the adversary.

- Albert Camus

To govern means to pillage, as everyone knows.

- Albert Camus

It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.

- Albert Camus
If you sacrifice liberty for security, you will lose both. — Ron Paul

If you sacrifice liberty for security, you will lose both.

- Ron Paul
Who cares about winning? We should focus on serving.

Who cares about winning? We should focus on serving.

- Justin Trudeau
Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit

Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit.

- Nelson Mandela
Power is my mistress....

Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.

- Napoleon
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.

A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.

- Napoleon
In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.

In politics… never retreat, never retract… never admit a mistake.

- Napoleon
I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion.

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.

- Napoleon
If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.

If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.

- Napoleon
I am not interested in power for power’s sake....

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.

- Martin Luther King Jr.
The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.

The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Power does not corrupt men...

Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.

- George Bernard Shaw