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"Political theory provides a common language with which people in this town communicate with each other."
Kirk O'Donnell

"Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor."
Lady Bird Johnson

"The most important political office is that of the private citizen."
Louis D. Brandeis

"If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable."
Louis D. Brandeis

"A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead."
Leo Rosten

"Politics, n: Poly "many" + tics "blood-sucking parasites""
Larry Hardiman

"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
Lord Acton

"A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future."
Leonard Bernstein

"In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman."
Margaret Thatcher

"Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed."
Mark Twain

"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence."
Mohandas Gandhi

"Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned."
Milton Friedman

"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country."
Marion Barry

"We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy."
Martin L. Gross

"The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces."
Maureen Murphy

"If a politician murders his mother, the first response of the press or of his opponents will likely be not that it was a terrible thing to do, but rather that in a statement made six years before he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide."
Meg Greenfield

"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end."
Margaret Thatcher

"What right does Congress have to go around making laws just because they deem it necessary?"
Marion Barry

"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself."
Mark Twain

"Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed."
Mao Tse-Tung

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