No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
I have been poor and I wanted to document poverty; I had lost a child and I was obsessed with birth; I was interested in politics and I wanted to know how it affected our lives; I am a woman and I wanted to know about women.
Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.
From politics, it was an easy step to silence.
First, I think more Americans need to declare their independence from partisan politics on both sides. The more that Americans declare their independence, the more the parties will have to compete for their votes using reason rather than the hateful appeals.
Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
Except for politics, no business is scrutinized more exhaustively than journalism.
Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy.
Roger Nash Baldwin
To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought.
Honore de Balzac
Politics disgusts me.