The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'.
On my arrival in the United States I was struck by the degree of ability among the governed and the lack of it among the governing.'
Alexis de Toqueville
'Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy'.
'I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting'.