Activity in politics also produces eager competition and sharp rivalry.
I think that what most surprises anybody who goes into politics from even a modestly cerebral background is the vulgarity of much of the cut and thrust of politics.
Yes, politics IS war without bloodshed; and war is an extension of those politics.
Protecting Americans from nuclear terrorism rises above politics.
It is the desire of the good people of the whole country that sectionalism as a factor in our politics should disappear...'
Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
If it wasn't for what goes on in the world of politics, we wouldn't really have much of a show.
When I was a kid, Eisenhower had been President forever, and all of a sudden, everything in the world was all about Jack Kennedy. I was 12, interested in politics; my father was from Massachusetts, had an accent like Kennedy.
The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.
Politics are for foreigners with their endless wrongs and paltry rights. Politics are a lousy way to get things done. Politics are, like God's infinite mercy, a last resort.
You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
To go from politics to news, at least the subject matter is the same, even if the view is different.
This is not the time for partisan bickering. This is not the time for politics as usual. Some of us are Democrats. Some of us are Republicans. Some of us are Independents. Above all, we must be Oklahomans first.
We're in such a volatile climate right now politically. I think they didn't want Assassins to not succeed due to popular opinion and politics, versus on its own merits. I can respect that.
What's going on in the Senate is kind of a politics of escalation. We're getting sort of like the Mideast: pay back everybody when you're in charge.
I felt slightly superior to student politics, for instance. I had no reason to think this, but I thought of myself as slightly more seasoned. I became quite cynical talking to my student friends.
Thus, the focus on this main political goal must become more visible in EU politics and to achieve this, we need a political impulse. It must be clear what the priorities on the agenda are.
In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want.
I'm going to be looking forward, asked to be judged on my record, not taken back as has been the - in a sense, the tendency throughout politics in Northern Ireland, is to always look back, always look at what was said a long time ago, instead of looking forward.
In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at.
For too long, we have focused on our differences - in our politics and backgrounds, in our race and beliefs - rather than cherishing the unity and pride that binds us together.
As I became very defined in my personal politics, I turned down some films that I slightly regret now; I'm not going to say what they were.
Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
I was surprised by the response of young people because there is a perception that those younger than the 1988 generation are not interested in politics.
For my part, I make this pledge to all of you: The politics of division, of pitting east against west, urban versus rural, region against region, and people against people will have no place in my Administration.
The presidents I served under don't have anything to do with my politics.
I'd like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre, Marx for politics and Freud for psychology: someone after whom nothing is as it used to be.
Even with politics, stuff comes around again. Woody Guthrie would recognize America today.
A week is a long time in politics.
The bedfellows politics made are never strange. It only seems that way to those who have not watched the courtship.