My choice early in life was between whether to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference.
– Harry S. Truman

An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.
– Simon Cameron

State legislators are merely politicians whose darkest secret prevents them from running for higher office.
– Dennis Miller

He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
– George Bernard Shaw (in Major Barbara)

I don’t think we should go to the moon…I think we maybe should send some politicians up there.
– Ron Paul

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other.
– Oscar Ameringer