A candidate could easily commit political suicide if he were to come up with an unconventional thought during a presidential tour.
A Conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.
A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities.
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.
A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
A liberal is a man who leaves a room when the fight begins.
A majority is always better than the best repartee.
A man who is a politician at forty is a statesman at three score and ten. It is at this age, when he would be too old to be a clerk or a gardener or a police-court magistrate, that he is ripe to govern a country.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.
A political convention is not a place where you can come away with any trace of faith in human nature.
A political leader must keep looking over his shoulder all the time to see if the boys are still there. If they aren't still there, he's no longer a political leader.
A political organization is a transferable commodity. You could not find a better way of killing virtue than by packing it into one of these contraptions which some gang of thieves is sure to find useful.
A politician divides mankind into two classes; tools and enemies.
A politician is a man who understands government and it takes a politician to run a government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead for fifteen years.
A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.
A politician is an ass upon which everyone has sat except a man.
A politician is one that would circumvent God.
A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.
A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.