"In politics, being ridiculous is more damaging than being extreme."
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"He serves his party best who serves his country best."
"A politician will do anything to keep his job, even become a patriot."
"In politics, as in life, we must above all things wish only for the attainable."
"Politics is like a race horse. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage."
"Politics is a choice of enemas. You're gonna get it up the ass, no matter what you do."
"Politics is the profession of those who have neither trade nor art."
"Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature."
"Politics makes strange postmasters."
"If there is anything a public servant hates to do it is something for the public."
"Never answer a question from a farmer."
"Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power."
"My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised."
"When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property."
"Politics are such a torment that I would advise every one I love not to mix with them."
"Son, in politics you've got to learn that overnight chicken shit can turn to chicken salad."
"Don't buy a single vote more than necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide."
"The cross of the Legion of Honor has been conferred on me. However, few escape that distinction."
"To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal."
"To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright."
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