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Article II – The goal of any political association is the conservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man. These rights are liberty, property, safety and resistance against oppression.
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789 - 






Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business.
Paul Valéry - Tel quel - 






Man is by nature a political animal.
Aristotle - 






My political ideal is democracy. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
Albert Einstein - The World as I See It - 






In affairs of state the principles and the foundations must be truth and justice.
Demosthenes - 






The time has come to educate people, to cease all quarrels in the name of religion, culture, countries, different political or economic systems. Fighting is useless.
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama






The meaning of politics is freedom.
Hannah Arendt - 






Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.
Winston Churchill






I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.
Winston Churchill






In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.
Winston Churchill






Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Winston Churchill






The clemency of Princes is often but policy to win the affections of the people.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims - 






Great and striking actions which dazzle the eyes are represented by politicians as the effect of great designs, instead of which they are commonly caused by the temper and the passions. Thus the war between Augustus and Anthony, which is set down to the ambition they entertained of making themselves masters of the world, was probably but an effect of jealousy.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims - 






War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.
Alfred Adler






No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
Hannah Arendt






Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.
Albert Einstein






Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong.
Jean-Paul Sartre






Politics have no relation to morals.
Niccolo Machiavelli






Political questions are far too serious to be left to the politicians.
Hannah Arendt






In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
Alexis de Tocqueville - 






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