Claire Boothe Luce said “Politics is a game.” That is an element of it. Some don’t play the game very well. Some are adept. Of course, politics is more than a game. It is also statesmanship; it is innovation and courage. It can be principled.
Here are some interesting quotes you might enjoy; particularly during an election year.
“It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not govern their fellowmen.” – George MacDonald
“Politics: a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.” – Ambrose Bierce
“Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.” – Robert Byrne
“I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” – Will Rogers
“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” – Plato
“Why do Americans tolerate politicians who lie? Because most political lies are exaggerations or contextual lies. They are lies of omission, or put the way a politician might, they are economies of truth.” – Lynn Vavreck