"The courts of kings are full of people, but empty of friends."
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"Get thee glass eyes, and like a scurvy politician, seem to see the things thou dost not."
"A politician is one that would circumvent God."
"There have been many great men that have flattered the people who never loved them."
"He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career."
"I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live."
"A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth."
"We mean by politics the people's business -- the most important business there is."
"Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse."
"Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary."
"Politics, when I am in it, it makes me sick."
"Politics is the gizzard of society, full of gut and gravel."
"In politics... shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships."
"The essential ingredient in politics is timing."
"I always considered statesmen to be more expendable than soldiers."
"In statesmanship get the formalities right, never mind about the moralities."
"Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build A bridge even where there is no river."
"Ninety percent of politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation."
"If it's going to come out eventually, better have it come out immediately."
"In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always."
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