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Quotes of the Day for 6 November 2000 – Politics

It has been said that politics is the only game for grownups, when I was younger I believed that and played the game diligently. Since I'm not out there on the field anymore, who's playing?

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The quotes:

Like a city in dreams, the great white capital stretches along the placid river from Georgetown to the west to Anacostia on the east. It is a city of temporaries, a city of just-arriveds and only-visitings, built on the shifting sands of politics, filled with people passing through.
     - Allen Drury

Being in politics is like being a football coach; you have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important.
     - Eugene McCarthy

He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
     - George Bernard Shaw

A good politician has had to be 75 percent ability and 25 percent actor, but I can well see the day when the reverse could be true.
     - Harry S Truman

A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.
     - Henry Louis Mencken

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