Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.
I should prefer to have a politician who regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher.
The President's post should not be politicised. Once a president is elected, he is above politics.
What is politics? Political system is equal to development politics plus political politics.
I am a profound pessimist both about life and about human relations and about politics and ecology. Humans are inadequate and stupid creatures who sooner or later make a mess, and those who are trying to do good do a lot more damage than those who are muddling along.
I think bad politics are incredibly dangerous, so it's important to make sure that people are communicating well. Culture and morale are super important. It's best to not force it, but let it happen organically and genuinely.
The biggest misconception people have about me is that when they see how young I am, they think, 'Oh, this guy must have always wanted to be in politics; his parents must have been politically connected.' I'm a finance major and always intended to go into business.
In politics, you never know who's going to die, retire, or - in Illinois - get indicted.
I'm not sophisticated when it comes to politics, when it comes to journalism.
It is our experience that political leaders do not always mean the opposite of what they say.
I would say that no film is apolitical. There are politics in all films. Any film that is anchored in a society, any film that deals with humanity is necessarily political.
My dad originally wanted to be a foreign correspondent before he got into politics. We have very similar personalities, so I think I get a lot of that interest from him.
Religion forbids us from assuming a God-like character. This is especially true in politics and government, where limiting the power of the state, division of powers, and the doctrine of checks and balances are established in order to prevent accumulation of power that might lead to such Godly claims.