„People are very interested in politics, they just don't like it labelled 'politics.“

—  Douglas Hurd, Interview with Rhian Harris about the Tories then and now http://www.cherwell.org/news/world/2008/05/15/douglas-hurd (15 May 2008)
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„I don't believe the American people will uphold any political party that puts political exploitation above national interest.“

—  Margaret Chase Smith Member of the United States Senate from Maine 1897 - 1995
Declaration of Conscience (1950), Context: I don't believe the American people will uphold any political party that puts political exploitation above national interest. Surely we Republicans aren't that desperate for victory. I don't want to see the Republican party win that way. While it might be a fleeting victory for the Republican Party, it would be a more lasting defeat for the American people.

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„People-problems did not interest her. Data seemed to her a larger, purer, more transcendent quantity than Homo sapiensness. Human-to-human interactions were, effectively, all just politics, and politics bored her.“

—  Adam Roberts British writer known for speculative fiction and parody novels; literature and writing academic 1965
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„The greatest punishment for those who are not interested in politics is that they are governed by people who are.“

—  Arnold Toynbee British economic historian 1852 - 1883
Disputed, Alleged source is unkown. There are very few references to this quote in the internet, but early quotes can be found on twitter Tweet from 2010 https://twitter.com/karow55/status/24586690041. Brazillian writer Rodrigo Constantino cited it in the book "Prisioneiros da liberdade‎", page 157, without giving any further references. It may very well be a misquote from Plato's Republic Book 1, 347-C: "Good men are unwilling to rule, either for money's sake or for honour.... So they must be forced to consent under threat of penalty.... The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself."

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„Politics is just show business for ugly people.“

—  Jay Leno American comedian, actor, writer, producer, voice actor and television host 1950

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„All strategical decisions in France are made by a non-French unelected oligarchy. The French political stage is a puppet theater, which explains the growing lack of interest for politics, among the French people.“

—  François Asselineau French politician 1957
French politics, Un petit candidat contre la grande Europe, Nord-Eclair (February 2012) http://www.nordeclair.fr/Locales/Villeneuve-d-Ascq/2012/02/29/un-petit-candidat-contre-la-grande-europ.shtml

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„This is our kind of politics-to involve the people in staging protest marches, but not in matters that concern their very lives.“

—  Jakaya Kikwete Tanzanian politician and president 1950
2008, On the opposition Civic United Front's demonstrations, 2008-04-15 http://ippmedia.com/ipp/guardian/2008/04/15/112433.html

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