Politics is a Game

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

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