It’s like being at the kids’ table at Thanksgiving - you can put your elbows on it, you don’t have to talk #politics... no matter how old I get, there’s always a part of me that’s sitting there.
You know, I started my career in #politics in 1967. I’m not new to this. I did not just fall off the Christmas tree. I understand the world is complex. I know that there are people out there who want to hurt other people.
#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.
I don’t think you can work on feelings in #politics, apart from anything else, political change can come very unexpectedly, sometimes overnight when you least expect it.
When times are tough and people are frustrated and angry and hurting and uncertain, the #politics of constant conflict may be good, but what is good #politics does not necessarily work in the real world. What works in the real world is cooperation.
Establishing lasting peace is the work of education all #politics can do is keep us out of war.
When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is #politics, this is anything.
These things will destroy the human race: #politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness.
At present, our country needs women’s idealism and determination, perhaps more in #politics than anywhere else.
A lot of women these days, a lot of young women don’t want to call themselves feminists. You have this cheap, hideous ’girl power’ sort of fad, which I think is pretty benign at best, but at worst, I think it’s a way of taking the #politics out of feminism and making it some kind of fashion.
If everybody in this town connected with #politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government.
I’m always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in #politics, whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
In #politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.
It is easier for women to succeed in business, the arts, and #politics in America than in Europe.
What’s different now is that while political leaders used to give talking points to talk radio, now talk-radio hosts are giving talking points to political leaders. It’s all part of the suffocating spin cycle we’re in. In media, #politics and publishing, the conventional wisdom is to play to this base.
Community organizing is all about building grassroots support. It’s about identifying the people around you with whom you can create a common, passionate cause. And it’s about ignoring the conventional wisdom of company #politics and instead playing the game by very different rules.
Magnanimity in #politics is not seldom the truest wisdom and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
In almost every country there are elements of opinion which would welcome such a conclusion because they wish to return to the #politics of the balance of power, unrestricted and unregulated armaments, international anarchy, and preparation for war.
War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of #politics by different means.
War is not the continuation of #politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.
When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor when we have a construction job to do, we want an uncommon engineer, and when we are at war, we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into #politics that we are satisfied with the common man.
War should be the #politics of last resort. And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people understand and support.