In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
The masses are existentially entitled to talk nonsense and advocate for prejudices, but when an authority of the masses begins to talk nonsense and advocate for prejudice and bigotry, it is an existential crisis for not just those masses but all humans around the world, with implications of catastrophic proportions.
Think about it a little. Humanity is widely proclaimed by itself as a wise and conscientious species, only because of the actions of a handful of conscientious individuals. Why does humanity not realize that it is not the responsibility of only a handful of individuals to be wise, to be courageous, to be conscientious and to be humane, rather it is the existential responsibility of all humans!
Being articulate is no guarantee of intelligence,” Zoe said. “I’m not doubting the value of education. I’m doubting its reach. Highly educated politicians still do stupid things. Anthony Weiner was educated; Mugabi was educated; Assad was educated; Mussolini was educated. For all their education, look at them.
Every politician, in order to be a politician, has to be adept at the art of one and one thing only, and that is lying.
If a politician is a successful administrator, certainly he has got every right to administer cricket.
The relationship between press and politician - protected by the Constitution and designed to be happily adversarial - becomes sour, raw and confrontational.
If Albert Einstein was right, Cal Ripken should have been a CEO or politician rather than a shortstop, because Ripken led by example over and over... and over again.
As compared with the college politician, the real article seems like an amateur.
A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.
The beauty and riddle in studying the motives of any politician is in trying to decide what is idealism and what is self-interest, and often we are left to conclude that the answer is a mixture of the two.
A politician is the devil's quilted anvil; He fashions all sins on him, and the blows are never heard.
A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.
A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.
It never fails to astonish me how cheaply a politician can be bought.
Nixon, with his mellifluous baritone, was a great politician for radio but creepy on TV.
When a politician bends the truth or a CEO breaks a promise, trust takes a beating.
Attacks on a politician's identity - questioning Romney's religion, say, or Obama's birthplace - tend to come when an opponent is desperate and can't sell himself.
Tony Blair is a brilliant politician. Unfortunately, his legacy is entwined with George W. Bush because of Iraq.
It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who is not born and bred a Dissenter.