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I've learned one thing in politics. You don't take a decision until you have to.

Diaries (1994)
In politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.

People (1975)
People don't have the imagination to understand politicians. People are too innocent.

The Atom Station
Courage is indispensible because in politics not life but the world is at stake.

Between Past and Future
In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's
I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan
Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong
The secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupid as his audience so that they believe they are as clever as he
If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner
A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."