Power and Politics


No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power. Jacob Bronowski

Politics is the art of acquiring, holding, and wielding power. Indira Gandhi

Real politics are the possession and distribution of power. Benjamin Disraeli

...with what we spent in Iraq we could build nuclear power plants and space solar power satellites and tell the Arabs to drink their oil. Jerry Pournelle

It is not power that corrupts but fear. Aung San Suu Kyi

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective. Election and power are. Cal Thomas

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. Groucho Marx

Power naturally and necessarily follows property. Daniel Webster

The real power, the power we have to fight for night and day, is not power over things, but over men George Orwell

How necessary it is at all times to watch against the attempted encroachment of power, and to prevent its running to excess. Thomas Paine

Power gradually extirpates for the mind every humane and gentle virtue. Edmund Burke

Let him leave the imperial court, who wishes to be virtuous. Virtue and absolute power cannot coexist. Lucan

France has never gotten over the fact that it was once a great power and is now just a great nuisance. Thomas Sowell

We think of politics in terms of power and who has the power. Politics is the end to which that power is put. Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power. Benito Mussolini

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you! Pericles

The bizarre world of cards is a world of pure power politics where rewards and punishments are meted out immediately. Ely Culbertson

Politics and power is a realm of relative influence. Fareed Zakaria

Whoever can conquer the street will one day conquer the state, for every form of power politics and any dictatorship-run state has its roots in the street. Joseph Goebbels

Being a soldier [in the wars of modern power politics] was like being on a team in a sport that drew no crowds, except for the players' own parents and friends. Dan Wakefield



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