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It's the people who try to be clever who never are; the people who are clever never think of trying to be. Gilbert Parker
We all live in a televised goldfish bowl. Kingman Brewster, Jr.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers. Daniel J. Boorstin
I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual now-a-days to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot Abraham Lincoln
My personality doesn't interest me. Andrei A. Gromyko
The first 20 stories written about a public figure set the tone for the next 2,000 and it is almost impossible to reverse it. Charles Colson
Power may be at the end of a gun, but sometimes it's also at the end of the shadow or the image of a gun. Jean Genet
Nothing is irreparable in politics. Jean Anouilh
Never take an elevator in city hall. Harvey Milk
If you elect a matinee idol mayor, you're going to have a musical comedy administration. Robert Moses
The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects. Charles de Gaulle
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far. Theodore Roosevelt
To be great is to be misunderstood. Ralph Waldo Emerson
If we divine a discrepancy between a man's words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful; he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted. Charles Horton Cooley
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity. Baltasar Gracian
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. Leonardo da Vinci
In politics, being ridiculous is more damaging than being extreme. Roy Hattersley
Politics is about putting yourself in a state of grace. Paddy Ashdown
The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them. Jean Genet
No man will ever carry out of the Presidency the reputation which carried him into it. Thomas Jefferson
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant. Charles de Gaulle
Our words have wings, but fly not where we would. George Eliot
Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising. Mark Twain
It is better that a guilty man should not be brought to trial than that he should be acquitted. Livy
Come to the so-called caliphate and live the life of some sort of glory ...; and if you can't come, kill somebody where you are; kill somebody in uniform; kill anybody; if you can cut their head off, great; videotape it; do it; do it; do it.... Kill, kill, kill. James Comey
We have only two alternatives: Bug Out [of the Vietnam War] or accelerate, and that we must escalate or the Presidency is lost. Richard Nixon
... authoritarian states sign on [to human rights treaties] solely for propaganda purposes and then find it fairly easy to flout the rules. G. John Ikenberry
Of all forms of prestige, moral prestige is the most valuable, and no statesman should forget that one of the chief elements of British power is the moral weight that is behind it. William Edward Hartpole Lecky
There was so much hope.... He used us as props. Jacob Monte
The important thing is to do the right thing. Then credibility will follow. Henry A. Kissinger
There are two things people in public life don’t like to say. First is ‘I made a mistake’, and second is ‘I don’t know.’ Christopher Dodd
Perception of legitimacy is more important than legitimacy itself. Barry Levinson
There is no nation in the world greater, older or more honorable than the Turkish nation, nor has one been seen in the history of humanity. Kemal Ataturk
There are different ways to be charismatic. Bill Clinton
I do not think that politics has much to do with celebrity. Gordon Brown
Nobody has ever expected me to be President. In my poor, lean, lank face, nobody has ever seen that any cabbages were sprouting out. These are disadvantages all, taken together, that the Republicans labor under. We have to fight this battle upon principal and upon principal, alone. Abraham Lincoln
A President has to do the image stuff that will help him so that he can do the substantive things he wants to do. Dick Morris
When people see how I manage to work my way out of tough situations, it gives them hope in their own life. Lalu Prasad Yadav
Even military juntas want respect. Ethan Kapstein
Great care has gone into the construction of the shadow which declares itself to be Richard Nixon. Murray Kempton
Every Government official dreams of going directly to the people with arguments framed by that official. Benjamin H. Bagdikian
Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad. Henry A. Kissinger
Efforts to fight and win the Global War on Terror, while simultaneously promoting democracy throughout the world, also require an improved and creative campaign of public diplomacy …. We can use medicine as a currency for peace. William Frist
Nothing is really real unless it “happens” on television…Television has brought an inversion of our consciousness. When we take our eyes off the tube, we see things that are not quite authentic – or rather, which gain authenticity only by their resemblance to how things happen on television Daniel J. Boorstin
He who discloses his hardship will always be humiliated. Ali ibn Abi Talib
The situation is not desperate or gloomy Hoshyar Zebari
Our habit of constantly and zealously answering to any rabble has already done us a lot of harm and will do much more. ... We do not have to apologize for anything. We are a people as all other peoples; we do not have any intentions to be better than the rest. As one of the first conditions for equality we demand the right to have our own villains, exactly as other people have them… Vladimir Jabotinsky
[Have] prayers said – for the people of Cuba suffering under Communist tyranny – in all U.S. military units which have significant numbers of Cuban refugees serving in the U.S. armed forces. Service chaplains and public information officers should team up on this, to assure the event is publicized widely. Cubans should be in the front ranks, where they will loom up in photographs. Defense, in collaboration with CIA, will assure that some photographs of troop units with Cubans in them are passed effectively to Cuban intelligence collectors, with a story of invasion plans sufficiently convincing to cause the Communist regime to begin an alert of the militia (including cane field workers). Edward G. Lansdale
What a people believes, even if untrue, has the same influence over their lives as if it were true. Philip Khuri Hitti
I’m not going to have any damn image experts coming telling me how to part my hair Richard Nixon
If people really knew, the war would be stopped tomorrow. But of course they don't know, and can't know. The correspondents don't write and the censorship wouldn't pass the truth. What they do send is not the war, but just a pretty picture of the war with everybody doing gallant deeds. The thing is horrible and beyond human nature to bear and I feel I can't go on with this bloody business. David Lloyd George
I took the decision to stop her from going to the U.S. myself. I took this decision in the best national interest of Pakistan because I truly believed that the invitation would have tarnished Pakistan's international image rather than help improve the lot of women folk in Pakistan or elsewhere in the world. I believe there was a strong ulterior intent of maligning Pakistan by vested interests Pervez Musharraf
It's no wonder the president avoids press conferences like the plague. Take away his cue cards and he can barely talk. Americans should be embarrassed that an Arab king (Abdullah of Jordan) spoke more fluently and articulately in English than our own president at their joint press conference recently. Charley Reese
You cannot send mixed signals---not only to the American people but to the rest of the world. Paul Vallely
If one man praises you, a thousand will repeat the praise. Japanese Proverb
These are head shots – girls to play the victim in the news footage. Hilary Henkin
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your questions are stupid! Eddie Jordan
The Tsar lives in twenty rooms, let him occupy no more than five and have only five heated in the winter. He is served six dishes at table; let them give him three or four. The Tsaritsa will wear only a black dress...she will seem lovelier and sweeter to us. Three lumps of sugar are put into their children's tea; let them sip it through a single lump ...and when they complain of its not being sweet, tell them it is because the French are in the Crimea and the English at Kronstadt Mikhail Petrovich Pogodin
I wanted to give the people a good show. Theodore Roosevelt
It was good for the Japanese. It was good for the Russians, and it was good for me. Theodore Roosevelt
In matters of war, we undermine presidential credibility at our nation’s peril. Joseph I. Lieberman
Politicians can forgive almost anything in the way of abuse; they can forgive subversion, revolution, being contradicted, exposed as liars, even ridiculed, but they can never forgive being ignored. Auberon Waugh
…it was far better to be known as an ex-secretary than an ex-defeated candidate for governor. Theodore Roosevelt
I can’t talk about myself that way. Whatever I did before was just in line with my work. I can’t be saying I, I, I all the time. Henry L. Stimson
European intellectuals and Islamic radicals are in a kind of dark alliance to portray the United States as negatively as possible. Claire Berlinski
Anti-Americanism has been around as long as there has been an America. Claire Berlinski
A good government can no more exist without propaganda than propaganda can exist without a good government. Joseph Goebbels
It’s better to be quotable than to be honest. Tom Stoppard
Politicians learn to turn the truth into something that they want the truth to be. Dianne Rehm
I must say that acting was good training for the political life that lay ahead of us. Nancy Reagan
A king who desires his own welfare must always forgive litigants, infants, aged and sick men, who inveigh against him. Manu
An ounce of image is worth a pound of performance. Anonymous
Reputation is often got without merit and lost without fault. Anonymous
The perception of power is power in Washington. Anonymous
Vice often rides triumphant in Virtue's chariot. Anonymous
Although his [Ronald Reagan's] policies were highly unpopular, he was able to keep his head above the slime in which his Administration wallowed because he appeared to believe in what he was saying and doing. James G. Abourezk
Modesty is a virtue that can never thrive in public …. A man must be his own trumpeter—he must write or dictate paragraphs of praise in the newspapers; he must dress, have a retinue and equipage; he must ostentatiously publish to the world his own writings with his name, make the mob stare and gape, and perpetuate his fame. John Adams
The seventh year is always a big problem for [political] executives. Programs that were initiated with promise show they have been inadequate or failed. The majesty of the office is diminished by familiarity. People find out you're just like the other guys. Norman Adler
The outside world thinks that this country consists of a man and a desert. Mohammed Al-Allasi
Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell. Shana Alexander
It is the lot of a king to do well but to be ill spoken of. Antisthenes
Whatever we do in government, teaches. John Ashcroft
Every morning at seven o'clock [you] spend an hour and a half figuring out what you are going to do to get on the news that night. Lee Atwater
You have to pay attention to how a war appears on television these days, there’s no way around it. Kenneth Bacon
A summit is a photo opportunity featuring two or more heads of government who have no business to transact, but believe a set of smiley photos will do them a lot of good politically. Russell Baker
That night image had replaced the written word as the natural language of politics. Russell Baker
The moment when images replaced words in American politics. Russell Baker
If you want to be President, you'll have to remain poor. Bernard Baruch
Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved—commitment to a scenario. Jean Baudrillard
[Our movement] needs to look like a grass roots effort. Roy Beck
It's best not to appear to believe what you say but to believe what you say. William Bennett
Our success is now so apparent to others that one of our biggest challenges now is to manage the resentment it sometimes generates. Samuel R. Berger
You can fool some of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time. That’s usually enough. Milton Berle
Image has become everything. Edward L. Bernays
Politics is the business of managing perceptions. Donald S. Beyer Jr.
In 59 years I haven’t had to reinvent myself once. Michael Bloomberg
Even for a President who is not a professional actor, misrepresentation is a part of the job. Commentators who do not bear this in mind are like critics in the audience shouting, “Tell us what you really think” at an actor who is trying to bring off his drama. Roy Blount, Jr.
I don't believe in the cult of personality, having my portrait hung all over the place like Ronald Reagan or Mao Tse-tung. Edmund G. Brown Jr.
I am worth now infinitely more dead than I am worth alive. John Brown
I've always called myself a different shade of Brown. Kathleen Brown
I look at that fellow. I watch his smart-alack manner and his British clothes and that New Dealism, everlasting New Dealism in everything he says and does, and I want to shout, Get out, Get out. You stand for everything that has been wrong with the United States for years. Hugh A. Butler
It is less important to find solutions than scapegoats. Roberto de Oliveira Campos
You get all your team together ... and you say, Gentlemen, this week we will be selling tacos, not nachos. Whether they really are tacos doesn't matter. If we tell you guys they are tacos enough times, you'll believe they're tacos. Joe Canzeri
There is more opportunity for a nobody to become a somebody in Washington than in the whirl-pool of New York. Frank [Carp] Carpenter
We are a strong nation and we do not have to prove it, but our patience is beginning to look like a demonstration of cowardice of which we cannot be proud and which I will not allow to become a way of life. Jimmy Carter
Image became a nuisance that wouldn’t go away. I thought that if I were working productively and accomplishing something worthwhile, the image would take care of itself. Roslyn Carter
You need a story, a scenario as First Lady. Oleg Cassini
My words are my own, and my actions are my ministers.' Charles II
The Bolsheviks called their system socialist so as to exploit the moral prestige of socialism. The West adopted the same usage for the opposite reason: to defame the feared libertarian ideals by associating them with the Bolshevik dungeon Noam Chomsky
A man’s natural manner best becomes him. Marcus Tullius Cicero
To disregard what the world thinks of us is not only arrogant but utterly shameless. Marcus Tullius Cicero
What we want is not freedom but its appearances. Emile M. Cioran
Now Mr. Meese can put his own feet in his mouth. Tony Coelho
To some extent the Federal Reserve considers itself government. Other times, when it serves, it considers itself not government. Philip E. Coldwell
When I bought a new car, the folks back home were sure the lobbyists had gotten to me already. Silvio O. Conte
Many times I only say yes or no and even that winds them up for twenty minutes more. Calvin Coolidge
My God, they’ve embalmed him even before he died. Richard Joseph Daley
Bunkum Darlington, who sat close to Walker in the House changed the spelling and gave it its generalized meaning of political rhetoric for the folks back home.] William Darlington
By God, he looked like a President. Harry M. Daugherty
I am Ronald Reagan. Michael Deaver
In any battle between what the ear hears and what the eye sees, the eye wins every time. Michael Deaver
The media, while they won't admit it, are not in the news business; they're in entertainment. We tried to create the most entertaining, visually attractive scenes ... so that the networks would have to use it. Michael Deaver
The truth of television is that what people see, they believe. Michael Deaver
If people believe something is true, then it is even if it isn't. Thomas D. DeLay
Countries are like adolescent entering a dance ... they're sure everybody is thinking about nothing but their inadequacies. Patricia Derian
Don’t get fat, don’t lose your zeal, and you can be President someday. Thomas E. Dewey
Be a hypocrite if you like, but don't talk like one. Denis Diderot
This will change everything; Britain has been humiliated in the eyes of the other European powers; it will sap our influence and bleed our revenue white. Benjamin Disraeli
This is not politics. This is garbage. And we are disgusted by it. To those who are departed who sought in some, quote, clever, unquote way, to tarnish the reputation of Tom Foley, I say, good riddance. Bob Dole
You never know whether you're elected because people know who you are or people don't know who you're are. Bob Dole
It doesn’t matter if we don’t consider ourselves an empire. Others see us as impinging on their lives, their way of life. Tom Donnelly
National image ... prestige among other nations ... It was the main purpose of the civil space program. Burt Edelson
We [members of Congress] tend to be gregarious or we tend not to get elected. Vernon Ehlers
In upright demeanor there's ever more poise than all disguised shows of good can do. Elizabeth I
I need them as much as they need me. Elizabeth the Queen Mother; Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon
Masses are rude, lame, unmade, pernicious in their demands and influence, and need not to be flattered but schooled. Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you're in the middle of a rumor storm, your two choices are not very good .... And there are some Americans who will believe that where there's smoke there's fire. Susan Estrich
To counter this situation it would be most convenient if the Japanese side could prove to us that the emperor is completely blameless. We think the forthcoming trials offer the best opportunity to do that. Tojo, in particular, should be made to bear all responsibility at his trial. In other words I want you to have Tojo say as follows: “… I had already decided to push for war even if his majesty the Emperor was against going to war with the United States.” Bonner F. Fellers
As I told [Admiral] Yonai … it is extremely disadvantageous to MacArthur’s standing in the United States to put on trial the very Emperor who is cooperating with him and facilitating the smooth administration of the occupation. This is the reason for my request … I wonder whether what I said to Admiral Yonai the other day {601309} has already been conveyed to Tojo? Bonner F. Fellers
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled. Richard P. Feynman
The public always prefers to be reassured. There are those whose job this is. There are only too many. Andre Gide
If you wish in this world to advance/Your merits you're bound to enhance;/You must stir it and stump it, /And blow your own trumpet, Or, trust me, you haven't a chance. William Gilbert
Let's face it, the U. S. mission in Somalia has changed from saving lives to saving face. Benjamin Gilman
This [the Bush administration] is a print administration, not a television administration. Newt Gingrich
In polling, truth is what people perceive. Ed Goeas
I don't think I'm any more unknown than any other possible candidate. Eunice S. Groark
I love war because of the fame that goes with it; but were I not a Prince I should devote myself entirely to philosophy. After all, every one in this world must have his trade. Frederick II
Maniacal self-promoter …. Makes Machiavelli look like a simple, straightforward kinda guy. Thomas Friedman
I hereby proclaim myself King of Egypt to ensure the country’s dignity and its international status. Fuad I
In Washington, if you don't win, you lose. If you don't survive, you die. If you don't prosper, you fail. Leonard Garment
The presentation of an issue can no longer be controlled. Carly Fiorina
Image is not one way to differentiate yourself, it's the only way. Sean K. Fitzpatrick
People now wave at me with all five fingers. James J. Florio
Candidates are only as good as their chances of winning. Edward J. Flynn
Nations need heroes, for heroes make the nation believe that the impossible is possible. E. M. Forster
If you had let Frannie make you up the night of your debate with Kennedy, you would have been elected President. Don Hewitt
I am a democrat. Adolf Hitler
I have multiplied visions, and used simultudes. Book of Hosea
Be it true or false, what is said about men often has as much influence upon their lives, and especially upon their destinies, as what they do. Victor Hugo
It is harder to avoid censure than to gain applause. David Hume
Let us change the image of Alabama by changing the image of its officeholders. Guy Hunt
The higher a monkey climb, the more he expose. Jamaican proverb
I am being portrayed as some kind of a medieval monster ... a megalomaniac. If the people were to really believe all that the press has written about me then I must be the most evil person in the country today. Jayalalitha Jayaram
There are plenty of recommendations on how to get out of trouble ... deny your responsibility. Lyndon B. Johnson
[Commenting on football:] To see some of our best-educated boys spending the afternoon knocking each other down, while thousands cheer them on, hardly gives a picture of a peace-loving nation. Lyndon B. Johnson
While you're trying to save your face, you're losing your ass. Lyndon B. Johnson
A man had rather a hundred lies told of him than one truth which he does not wish to be told. Samuel Johnson
No one person should be bigger than the office he represents. Sterling Johnson Jr.
It is necessary that the prince should know how to color his nature well, and how to be a great hypocrite and dissembler. For men are so simple, and yield so much to immediate necessity, that the deceiver will never lack dupes. Niccolo Machiavelli
To be seen only in public on stated times, like an eastern Lama would be ... offensive. William Maclay
In every dimension, metaphysical, political, psychological, and existential, it was a magnificent victory ... within the context of our defeat. Clovis Maksoud
The voice that arms itself to be heard. / The face that hides itself to be seen. Subcomandante Marcos
A regard for reputation and the judgment of the world may sometimes be felt where conscience is dormant. Thomas Jefferson
I know but one code of morality for man whether acting singly or collectively. He who says I will be a rogue when I act in company with a hundred others, but an honest man when I act alone, will be believed in the former assertion, but not in the latter. Thomas Jefferson
Let’s face it. Everybody considers you to be a loser. Merv Griffin
Dictators always look good until the last ten minutes. Tomas G. Masaryk
A prophet is not without honor save in his own country. Book of Matthew
If you are not in the media today, then you do not exist. Peter Max
I said what I said, but I shouldn’t have said it. Michael D. McCurry
I've got to dress more conservatively because now people write about what I wear. Dee Dee Myers
All actions beyond the ordinary limits are subject to some sinister interpretation. Michel de Montaigne
How many worthy men have we seen survive their own reputation? Michel de Montaigne
There were neither railways nor telegraphs, and in our propagandistic journeys we took three days and three nights to go in execrable diligences from Paris to Lyons. Charles Montalembert
At the moment my head is my own. In a moment it will be yours and you can do with it what you will. James Graham Montrose
Our credibility had gotten so bad we couldn't even believe our own leaks. Bill Moyers
The more publicized the presidency the less powerful the office. Bill Moyers
I was tempted to raise this issue in the Senate several weeks ago, but I decided that I would get more attention if I could get it printed in the papers. Daniel P. Moynihan
Sometimes heads of state have to make statements for [local] public consumption. Hosni Mubarak
Don't worry about people knowing you. Make yourself worth knowing. Fiorello H. La Guardia
My clothes, my stockings, my wigs were a matter of public discussion …. Columnists asked me about anything and everything—except my job. Women's magazines and women's pages featuring articles about me—sometimes without bothering to interview me. Cartoonist delight in sketching me and my clothes and swelling girth. and always the whispers and speculation about my sex life—how much, and with whom. Judy LaMarsh
The influence of the leaders is due in very small measure to the arguments they employ, but in a large degree to their prestige. The best proof of this is that, should they by any circumstance lose their prestige, their influence disappears. Gustave Le Bon
It is necessary to put down the horrible abuses. These abuses must end or I will retire from the Congo. I will not allow myself to be spattered with blood or mud; it is necessary that these villainies cease. Leopold II
People fall in love with their identity with their own position and are often reluctant to leave. Gerald Levin
Choose the politics of principle over the politics of personality. John Lewis
Never corner an opponent, and always assist him to save his face. Basil Lidell Hart
Truth is generally the best vindication against slander. Abraham Lincoln
Most politicians want to be seen as leading the parade. Thus they act to make a good thing better, and when markets slip, they find ways to limit the economic freedom of others. Lawrence B. Lindsey
Is there anything we can appear to do? Henry Cabot Lodge
All I care about is what the boys at the fork of the creek think of me. Huey P. Long
If your enemies see this picture of us together, I'm in big trouble. Edward M. Kennedy
I am reading it [his press coverage] more and enjoying it less. John F. Kennedy
It’s not what you are that counts; it’s what people think you are. Joseph P. Kennedy
Above all, I had to fight for the image of the Kingdom, which meant standing up to the Americans to save our country from appearing an American dependency. Khaled bin Sultan
Once a program loses it's identity, it loses its advocacy, and then it loses its dollars. Dale Kildee
I believe that I should do what I could to maintain the dignity of American values and to give Americans some pride in the conduct their affairs. Henry A. Kissinger
The modern politician is less interested in being a hero than a superstar. Heroes walk alone; stars derive their status from approbation. Henry A. Kissinger
No good-looking appearance would conceal low intelligence. Chinese Proverb
Those wealthy people purchase books to put on their book shelves for display rather than for reading. Chinese Proverb
Live so that your friends can defend you, but never have to Arnold H. Glasow
When I was a visitor to a lunatic asylum I always noticed how well the worst lunatics looked. James Ramsey MacDonald
Cities are governed, so are houses too, by wisdom, not by harp-playing and whistling. Menedemus
This town [Washington DC] can only operate successfully on myth. Karl Rove
Over time the maintenance of U.S. credibility quietly supplanted the stated policy objective of a free and independent South Vietnam. H.R. McMaster
In politics, all you have is your word. Stephanie Tubbs Jones
I campaign all the time. Stephanie Tubbs Jones
A society needs famous people; the question is whom it chooses for that role. Any criticism of its choice is by implication a criticism of that society. Max Frisch
Candidates for president are always leery of war, but presidents are also Commanders in Chief and have a different perspective…. Presidents are more martial and candidates more peace-loving. Carl Cannon
It’s not what you say; it’s what people hear. John McCaslin
Part of the tribalness of politics is to really dislike the other side with intensity. And the more I see of them the more I hate them. Mark Latham
Conquerors always call themselves liberators. Sami Abdul-Rahman
The character and repute of President Kennedy constitute one of our greatest national resources. Nothing should be done to jeopardize this invaluable asset. When lies must be told, they should be told by subordinate officials. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
A great many people simply do not at this moment see that Cuba presents so grave and compelling a threat to our national security as to justify a course of action which much of the world will interpret as calculated aggression against a small nation. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
America had one idea attached to its brand. We presented ourselves as the world's last superpower. And that was the world's worst branding idea. Jack Trout
How is it that the country that invented Hollywood and Madison Avenue allowed such a destructive and parodied image of itself to become the intellectual coin of the realm overseas? Henry Hyde
I allow the public to believe that I have more influence with the King than I do in reality. Marie Antoinette
It leads to a false belief in America that we have taken great step forward. It does not contribute in any way to settling matters of international controversy. Franklin D. Roosevelt
She can talk beautifully about democracy. But she does not know how to live democracy Eleanor Roosevelt
Politicians have to be themselves because if they are not, in the end, the people will see through it. Alastair Campbell
You need a head of state--with continuity. Sometimes this is more important than political power. Harold Evans
If a great multitude of men should call one of their number King, unless this instituted Prince, appear in greater visible splendor then others, can reward those that obey and please him, and do the contrary to others; his Institution signifies little, even although he chance to have greater corporal or mental faculties, than any other of the number William Petty
In foreign affairs, a Senate cannot initiate or force large events, or substitute its judgment of them for that of the President, without seriously jeopardizing the ability of the nation to act consistently, and also without confusing the image and purpose of this nation in the eyes of others.? J. William Fulbright
We all joke about Bush. You go to a meeting and just say “Bush” and everyone will laugh. Tariq Ali
Washington thrives on scapegoats. Robert Reich
One of the best ideas to ever come out of Washington. Ansel Adams
If You are a man who leads, charged to direct the affairs of a great number, be careful of your every deeds, so that your conduct may be blameless. Ptah-Hotep
We are a purely idealistic Nation, but let no one confuse our idealism with weakness. Jimmy Carter
Practices of the unscrupulous money changers stand indicted in the court of public opinion, rejected by the hearts and minds of men. Franklin D. Roosevelt
To be thought rich is as good as to be rich. William Makepeace Thackeray
One of the best ideas to ever come out of Washington. Ansel Adams
People see us as no better than we are. George Ball
Editorialists who tell downright lies in order to advance their own agendas do more to discredit the press than all the censors in the world. Franklin D. Roosevelt
I don’t think that politicians should use words like ‘global economic crisis’ because some times when you do, you make a crisis where there was none before. Rudolph W. Giuliani
Fundamentally, terrorism is about public relations. Andrew Silke
My desire for fame is insatiable. John Paul Jones
When people think of the American Identity, they don’t think of torture, they don’t think of illegal wiretapping … or many of the other things that have been happening in the last 6 years…. Singers are like the canary in the coal mine. When things are happening, they must be sung out. Bruce Springsteen
All are not cooks that walk with long knives. Russian Proverb
Promoting democracy is one goal of U. S. foreign policy dating back at least 100 years. But it has always been one goal of many, often negated and outweighed by other competing interests. Thomas Carothers
Appearances frequently deceive us, and what at first sight carries with it the face of good proves to be a real evil, whilst an apparent evil oftentimes conceals an extraordinary good Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui
Eloquence being, therefore, considered so essential, must always be a great standard of personal merit, a certain road to popular favor, and an universal passport to public honors. DeWitt Clinton
Justice has to be done, justice must be seen to be done Jakaya Kikwete
Does an American, when he represents all Americans, have to tell the truth at any cost? The answer is yes, and the consequence of the answer is that our techniques for influencing the rest of the world cannot be rich and flexible like the techniques of our competitors. We can be dramatic, even theatrical; we can be persuasive; but the message we are telling must be true. Edwin Land
It looks like it’s been furnished by discount stores. Jacqueline Kennedy
Nixon's pretense was to be less than he was—less thoughtful, less introverted, less skeptical and analytical, less cerebral—to present himself deliberately as an Average American: patriotic, conventionally religious and responsible, gregarious, sports-loving, hardworking and hard-nosed. Raymond K. Price
Get people to think about the benefits of government rather than taxes. Peter D. Hart
You sell your candidates and your programs the way a business sells its products. Leonard Hall
Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it's hard to get it back in. H. R. Haldeman
Potential presidents are measured against an ideal that’s a combination of leading man, God, father, hero, pope, king, with maybe just a touch of the avenging Furies thrown in. Raymond K. Price
You better be photographing a guy that’s happy and not some kind of snarler. George W. Bush
You can’t have people make you what you are not. You can have advisers and political consultants, but at the end of the day, you are who you are. Jon Huntsman, Jr.
I’m not going to cancel anything no matter how much the bastards scream. Ronald Reagan
In Russia, as well as everywhere else, the true and lasting power is that of public opinion, and of those who know how to influence it. Maxime Kovalevsky
Anti-Americanism is a form of Fascism. Bernard-Henri Levi
Political language -- and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists -- is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. George Orwell Blair
Coiffure a la Franklin Anonymous
Whenever we get involved in a war, the White House seems to have 3 priorities: We cannot appear to be losing; we must appear to be winning; we must look like we know what we are doing. Marvin Kalb
Everyone knew at the time that the war was ultimately about slavery. After the war, some began saying that it was really about states’ rights, or a clash of two different cultures, or about the tariff, or about the industrializing North versus the agrarian South. All these interpretations came together to portray the Civil War as a collision of two noble civilizations from which black slaves had been airbrushed out. Orville Vernon Burton
Worldly renown is naught but a breath of wind, which now comes this way and now comes that, and changes name because it changes quarter.. Dante Alighieri
Public diplomacy should be more ear driven than mouth driven. Nancy Snow
President Reagan brought us to the ultimate: America As Total Television. During his governance the printed word simply ceased to matter. White House dynamos had once telephoned newspapers to complain about unfair reporting. Not anymore. Now they telephoned network bosses. Even then it wasn't poor reporting they complained about, but poor pictures. Russell Baker
Mission Accomplished George W. Bush
We’re not very good at policy making any more, but we are good at symbolism. So we do a lot of symbols. E. J. Dionne Jr.
It is so important – the setting in which the President is presented to the world. Jacqueline Kennedy
The more servile a reporter is toward his sources, the more authoritative he can appear in print. Andrew Ferguson
Each community has a curious and distorted image of itself which is always flattering. Carl Henry Eckart
Parliament will train your men to the manners required of a statesman; but in a much less degree to the intrinsic functions of one. To these latter, it is capable of mistraining as nothing else can. Parliament will train you to talk; and above all things to hear, with patience, unlimited quantities of foolish talk. To tell a good story for yourself, and to make it appear that you have done your work Thomas Carlyle
I don't care if my popularity rating goes down to zero. George W. Bush
After a national crisis, it’s never too early for a partisan debate in Washington. Daniel Schorr
A man's memory is bound to be a distortion of his past in accordance with his present interests, and the most faithful autobiography is likely to mirror less what a man was than what he has become. Fawn M. Brodie
The White House described the talks as “frank” which is diplomatic language for the fact that the talks went badly. Tony Blankley
I think we all realize too that there are some people in this Capital City whose task is in large part to stir up dissension, and to magnify normal healthy disagreements so that they appear to be irreconcilable conflicts. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The attempt to make a distinction between recovery and reform is a narrowly conceived effort to substitute the appearance of reality for reality itself. When a man is convalescing from illness, wisdom dictates not only cure of the symptoms but also removal of their cause. Franklin D. Roosevelt
We are defined by our weak moments. David Stern
In case you haven’t noticed, we are now almost as feared and hated all over the world as the Nazis were. Kurt Vonnegut
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut
No one's reputation is quite what he himself perceives it ought to be. Christopher Vokes
I think politicians and movie actors … are similar in more ways than they’re different. There is an egocentric quality about both; there is a very sensitive awareness of the public attitude, because you live or die on public favor or disfavor. There is the desire for publicity and for acclaim, because, again, that’s part of your life... And in a strange and bizarre way, when movie actors come to Washington, they’re absolutely fascinated by the politicians. And when the politicians go to Hollywood, they’re absolutely fascinated by the movie stars. It’s a kind of reciprocity of affection by people who both recognize in a sense they’re in the same racket. Jack Valenti
What counts is not so much the fact as what the public perceives to be the fact. Barbara Tuchman
Actors who have tried to play Churchill and MacArthur have failed abysmally because each of those men was a great actor playing himself. William Raymond Manchester
Nixon is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree and then mount the stump to make a speech for conservation. Adlai Stevenson
It is a public scandal that gives offence, and it is no sin to sin in secret. Jean Molière
Neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone. John Milton
… it is at home and not in public that one should wash ones dirty linen. Napoleon Bonaparte
…in Europe, he is thought to be the best who is the richest. Desiderius Erasmus
When a man hears himself somewhat misrepresented, it provokes him—at least, I find it so with myself; but when misrepresentation becomes very gross and palpable, it is more apt to amuse him. Abraham Lincoln
American academia has a plethora of departments of Islamic Studies funded by Islamic governments, and geared to generating a positive image of their religion and culture … In America this is how things seem to work. If you pay for the chair then you pay for your image. Pandita Indrani; Pandita Indrani
They are spinning and people are dying. Ray Nagin
The truth isn't the truth until people believe you, and they can't believe you if they don't know what your saying, and they can't know what you've saying if they don't listen to you, and they won't listen to you if you're not interesting, and you won't be interesting until you say things imaginatively, originally, freshly. William Bernbach
Advertising isn't a science. It's persuasion. And persuasion is an art. William Bernbach
... the populace is variable and inconstant, so that, if a reputation be not kept up, it quickly withers away. Baruch Spinoza
Great deeds and utterances are now so diluted with printer’s ink that we can no longer find a sage or saint. John Lancaster Spalding
Retreat Hell! We're just attacking in another direction. Oliver P. Smith
Some men are called sagacious, merely on account of their avarice William Shenstone
There are not a hundred people in America who hate the Catholic Church. There are millions of people who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church — which is, of course, quite a different thing. Fulton J. Sheen
Our image has undergone change from David fighting Goliath to being Goliath. Yitzhak Shamir
I know my people. They like grandeur. They want us to have respect abroad in the eyes of other countries. Joseph Desire Mobutu
The point of terrorism is to cause terror, sometimes to further a political goal and sometimes out of sheer hatred. The people terrorists kill are not the targets; they are collateral damage. And blowing up planes, trains, markets or buses is not the goal; those are just tactics. The real targets of terrorism are the rest of us: the billions of us who are not killed but are terrorized because of the killing. The real point of terrorism is not the act itself, but our reaction to the act. And we're doing exactly what the terrorists want. Bruce Schneier
Truth: An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance … Ambrose Bierce
You can't possibly be a scientist if you mind people thinking that you're a fool. Douglas Adams
You would think that the makers of men’s suits would make a suit for politicians with the American flag already built into the lapel. Andy Rooney
It’s not only what you do in politics. It’s what you appear to do. John McCain
You’ve got to embody your message. David Gergen
I don’t know how many foreign fighters we captured who had come to fight because of Abu Gharib. Stanley A. McChrystal
The Crown as a symbol of sovereignty encourages British Canadians to ignore their own failure to build a united nation by allowing them an illusory participation in a history and a greatness not properly theirs. John F. Conway
The charm of fame is so great, that we like every object to which it is attached, even death. Blaise Pascal
The goal was for the men to see each other, to give the troops and idea of their own strength, to infuse espirit de corps. George B. McClellan
We all make mistakes. In public life, we make them in public view. Tim Kaine
People of the world have always been more impressed by the power of our example than by the example of our power. Bill Clinton
There's a breed of humility which is itself a species of showing off. Mark Twain
One must keep one's character. Earn a character first if you can, and if you can't, then assume one. Mark Twain
If a man means to be hard, let him keep in his saddle and speak from that height, above the level of pleading eyes, and with the command of a distant horizon. Mary Ann Cross; George Eliot
Men's evil manners live in brass: their virtues we write in water. William Shakespeare
It takes very little fire to make a great deal of smoke nowadays, and notoriety is not real glory. Louisa May Alcott
No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true. Nathaniel Hawthorne
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem. W. Somerset Maugham
The majority of crimes in the world are committed by people for the same reason—they want to be thought well of. Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace
To be perfect for television is all a President has to be these days. Gore Vidal
The more well-known you are, you become a target. Calvin Klein
The Republicans always looked bad three years out of four. But the year they look good is election year. Will Rogers
Precisely because our political speeches are meant to be reported, they are not worth reporting. Precisely because they are carefully designed to be read, nobody reads them. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Bogus science gives vague, undisciplined thinking the look of seriousness and truth. Alissa Quart
Our profession is the chastest of all; even the shadow of a fault tarnishes the luster of our finest achievements. George Washington
Don't believe anything they write about you, good or bad. Babe Ruth
A dictator is often a revolutionary who has made a name for himself. A revolutionary is often a bourgeois who hasn't. Marco Denevi
If you know anything, deny, deny, deny. I want to save Fascism. Emilio De Bono
… from the beginning, it was President Kennedy who said that it was politically unacceptable for us to leave those [Cuban] missile sites alone. He didn't say militarily, he said politically. Robert McNamara
It is easier to seem worthy of positions one does not have than of those one does. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The possession of great powers no doubt carries with it a contempt for mere external show. James A. Garfield
How many people live on the reputation of the reputation they might have made!. Oliver Wendell Holmes
The people would be just as noisy if they were going to see me hanged. Oliver Cromwell
I desire you would use all your skill to paint my picture truly like me, and not flatter me at all; but remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it. Oliver Cromwell
Airs of importance are the credentials of impotence. Johann Kaspar Lavater
He looks like a choirboy and bites like a shark. David Brooks
Democracy in the United States takes politicians who are reasonable in private and it churns them through a public process that is almost tailor-made to undermine their virtues. Perpetually kissing up to the voters destroys the leadership qualities the voters are looking for in the first place: tranquility of spirit, independence of mind and a sensitivity to the contours and complexity of reality. David Brooks
The CIA … concealed its failures abroad, lying to Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. It told those lies to preserve its standing in Washington. Tim Weiner
Politics stops at the water's edge Arthur Hedrick Vandenberg
A candidate challenging an incumbent president has the advantage [in a debate]. The president of the United States is an awesome figure. Merely to share the platform with him on equal terms is to gain in stature: a good performance will be judged even better. Michael I. Sovern
Let the world admire the supposed wisdom and valor of our great men, Perhaps they may adopt the qualities that have been ascribed to them, and thus good may be done. Charles Thomson
The public history of all countries, and all ages, is bet a sort of mask, richly colored. The interior working of the machinery must be foul. John Quincy Adams
I am king. I am lord. I am praiseworthy. I am important. I am magnificent. I am foremost. I am a hero. I am a warrior. I am a lion, and I am virile. Ashurnasirpal II
Maintaining legitimacy in an authoritarian state is very difficult. Noah Feldman
For a country that cherishes civilian democracy, we have a surprising affinity for strong men in uniform. Bill Keller
When you begin to speak for a nation as big as ours, it seems to me that any one individual is undertaking an extremely difficult piece of work. Eleanor Roosevelt
The true history of the American Revolution can never be written… A great many if the people in those days were not at all what they seemed, nor what they were generally believed to be. John Jay
A candidate must be like a chameleon, adapting to each person he meets, changing his expression and speech as necessary…. Tell the Senate that you will maintain their traditional powers and privileges. Let the business community and the wealthy citizens know that you are for stability and peace. Assure the common people that you have always been on their side. Quintus Tullius Cicero
It will help your campaign tremendously to have the energy of young people on your side to canvas voters, gain supporters, spread news, and make you look good. Quintus Tullius Cicero
Voters will judge you on what sort of crowd you draw [when making public appearances] both in quality and numbers. Quintus Tullius Cicero
Preemption, democracy promoting and nation building have all been sullied by association by association with the War in Iraq. James Dobbins
A leader has to “appear” consistent. That doesn't mean he has to be consistent James Callaghan
Many people hardly ever see a politician as a person anymore. Instead, a politician is a shadow they watch on television, not knowing whether he is speaking impromptu or reading a text written for him by anonymous advisers or experts from a screen hidden behind the cameras. Citizens no longer perceive their politician as a living human being, for they never have and will never see him that way. They see only his image, created for them by TV, radio and newspaper commentators. It also happens, rather often, that politicians do not actually talk to each other but only to one another's shadows as they appear in the media. Vaclav Havel
For a generation accustomed to thinking of the United States as the world's leading industrial power, something was lost when the U.S, became the world's largest debtor. Allen B. Rosenstein
Many people hardly ever see a politician as a person anymore. Instead, a politician is a shadow they watch on television, not knowing whether he is speaking impromptu or reading a text written for him by anonymous advisers or experts from a screen hidden behind the cameras. Citizens no longer perceive their politician as a living human being, for they never have and will never see him that way. They see only his image, created for them by TV, radio and newspaper commentators. Vaclav Havel
John Howard turned the prime ministership into something like a state police minister. He's at the scene of every crime, twice a day on radio, the guy did no thinking. Paul Keating
Justice must be seen to be done. Ian Buruma
Segregation is giving America a black eye overseas and is hurting American Business J. Irwin Miller
I don’t hide my emotions from people. Chris Christie
Day by day, the things that happen in Alabama and Mississippi are doing us harm in our fight against Communism in Asia, Africa and the Near East. Eleanor Roosevelt
At present many nations in Asia and the Near East think of us as being more willing to use military force than are the Soviets. I think this is a regrettable impression to make in any area of the world. Eleanor Roosevelt
What does it mean to be a great politician? To shake the hand of murders? To make concessions? To create illusions? Ariel Sharon
It is not right to speak of the Socialist countries (and even the Soviet Union) as if everything always went well in them … In actual fact, in all the Socialist countries, difficulties, contradictions and new problems, which must be presented to their effective reality, are arising all the time. Palmiro Togliatti
Modern capitalism has no purpose except to keep the show going. Joan Violet Robinson
A politician wants to come off as a happy warrior. To be contemplative seems almost effete, fancy – dispiriting somehow to much of your audience. He [Barack Obama] is not afraid to be this way at all. David Remnick
When you find yourself in a position of leadership, people follow your every move … When the leader talks, people listen. When the leader acts, people watch. So you have to be careful about everything you say and everything you do Lee Iacocca
History is a pageant, not a philosophy. Augustine Birrell
If people view somebody as great, then he is. William Thomas
There is no business like show business, Irving Berlin once proclaimed, and thirty years ago he may have been right, but not anymore. Nowadays almost every business is like show business, including politics, which has become more like show business than show business is Russell Baker
… you only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.. Warren Buffett
Most Canadians don't understand the House of Commons. They turn on their televisions, see us yelling at one another, and dismiss us as a bunch of fools. Jean Chretien
I have never said that the terrorists' interpretation of Islam is the accurate or correct one. But I have pointed out that the terrorists portray themselves quite successfully among Muslims as the exponents of true and pure Islam, and moderates have mounted no successful response as yet. Robert Bruce Spencer
Hang (hang without fail, so the people see) no fewer than one hundred known kulaks, rich men, bloodsuckers. Vladimir Lenin; Nikolai
I did go to 112 countries. I was on the airplane for so many days and I didn’t have time to worry about my hair. Hillary Clinton
I cannot flinch from saying such things in public. As a Representative of the People I am duty bound to do so. Justice cries out to me not to dissemble. Pieter Vreede
It will not help to rub the edges off this new terror that we have helped bring to this world. J. Robert Oppenheimer
… in this day and age, brands are more powerful than truth and, inexplicably, blindly, Israel is letting itself be branded an apartheid state — and even encouraging it. Hirsh Goodman
Albert Einstein had learned to look into cameras as if he were meeting the eyes of the future beholders of his image. Erik Erikson
All effective actions require the passport of morality. Saul Alinsky
If you have a vast organization, parade it before the enemy, openly show your power. If your organization is small, do what Gideon did: conceal the members in the dark but raise a clamor that will make the listener believe that your organization numbers many more that it does. If your organization is too tiny even for noise, stink up the place. Saul Alinsky
Never admit you're licked. Louis McHenry Howe
He is like a good prewar house solidly built. They don't build them that way anymore. He's also been repainted several times. Theodore White
The Empire of China is an old, crazy, first-rate Man of War, which a fortunate succession of able and vigilant officers have contrived to keep afloat for these hundred and fifty years past, and to overawe their neighbours merely by her bulk and appearance. But whenever an insufficient man happens to have the command on deck, adieu to the discipline and safety of the ship. She may, perhaps, not sink outright; she may drift some time as a wreck, and will then be dashed to pieces on the shore; but she can never be rebuilt on the old bottom. George Macartney
Ronald Reagan thundered against Soviet perfidy for the television cameras … the substantive measures he took against the Soviets were remarkably modest. H. W. Brands
The king must never appear in public except when the occasion is extremely important or unavoidable. Moctezuma I
To be political it has to look nice. Anonymous
Pakistanis are rarely introduced in popular media in any form except as a member of your friendly terrorist cell next door. Mehr Ahmad
Now tell me, why am I not popular in England? Wilhelm II
Embracing a bad idea for the sake of optics [political image] is always bad. John Holdren
You and I are the two best actors in America. Franklin D. Roosevelt
In a Congressional Hearing, when the red light of the television camera came on it had the effect of a full moon on weir wolves. Robert M. Gates
All religions undergo historical face lifts. Timothy Egan
You don’t have to humiliate yourself to show some humility. Mike Huckabee
I don’t want any Senator coming in here and seeing me in a luxurious setting when I am asking for millions of dollars to help the unemployed. Harry Hopkins
Let Rome’s art tell the empire’s story. Julius Caesar Augustus
I was never able to master the virtue of humility but I was able to master the appearance of humility. Benjamin Franklin
You are a Member of Parliament and one of that majority that has doomed my country to destruction. You have begun to burn our towns and murder our people. Look upon your hands! They are stained with the blood of your relatives. You and I were long friends: You are now my Enemy, and I am yours. Benjamin Franklin
There are two things that you never turn down: Sex and an invitation to appear on television. Gore Vidal
I'm just a headline: The bad President, the bad guy who is killing the good guys. Bashir Assad
There’s a lot of pressure to demonstrate to the public that you’re up to the task, even though you are literally pulling the levers of something while you’re still trying to figure out how it works. Josh Earnest
'Forward, Gordons, the world is looking at you. Brave lads, give it to the beggars, exterminate the vermin--charge| William Dick-Cunyngham
Abraham Lincoln worked hard at being inscrutable. The tones, the gestures, the kindling eye, and the mirth-provoking look defy the reporter's skill. Noah Brooks
Abraham Lincoln is the most shut-mouthed man who ever lived. He always tells only enough of his plans and purpose to induce the belief that he had communicated all. William H. Herndon
Sometimes you have two egos—one on each side—and as you go up the escalation ladder, one of them may do something just to appear strong. Michael Morell
No democracy pretends to be a tyranny. Most tyrannies pretend they are democracies. Democracy remains the definition of political legitimacy. George W. Bush
White separatists have to look good. If our movement means being part of something that is crazed or ugly or vicious or just stupid, no one is going to want to be a part of it. Richard Spencer
I've been pretending to be a man that I'm not my entire life. I've been pretending to be strong when I felt weak, confident when I felt insecure and tough when really I was hurting. And I can tell you right now that it is exhausting. Justin Baldoni
I challenge you [other men] to see if you can use the same qualities that you feel make you a man to go deeper into yourself. Your strength, your bravery, your toughness: Can we redefine what those mean and use them to explore our hearts? Are you brave enough to be vulnerable? To reach out to another man when you need help? To dive headfirst into your shame? Are you strong enough to be sensitive, to cry whether you are hurting or you're happy, even if it makes you look weak? Are you confident enough to listen to the women in your life? To hear their ideas and their solutions? To hold their anguish and actually believe them, even if what they're saying is against you? And will you be man enough to stand up to other men when you hear "locker room talk," when you hear stories of sexual harassment? When you hear your boys talking about grabbing ass or getting her drunk, will you actually stand up and do something so that one day we don't have to live in a world where a woman has to risk everything and come forward to say the words "me too?" Justin Baldoni
If it's about work or sports or politics or women, we have no problem sharing our opinions, but if it's about our insecurities or our struggles, our fear of failure, then it's almost like we become paralyzed. Justin Baldoni
The trailer occupies an important, if uncertain, place in the American cultural imagination. Representing on the one hand a symbol of untethered freedom, the mobile home simultaneously acquired its reputation as a “tin can,” a small, cheap, confined way of life. When you live in a trailer, you are literally rootless, and privacy disappears. Neighbors see and hear. At their worst, such places have been associated with liberty’s dark side: deviant, dystopian wastelands set on the fringe of the metropolis. Trailers had been controversial since the 1930s. Aside from the sleek streamlined capsules that traverse the open road, these rickety boxes tend to be viewed as eyesores. Almost as soon as they were turned into permanent housing, many were associated with slums built on town dumps. As an object, the trailer is something modern and antimodern, chic and gauche, liberating and suffocating. Unlike the dull but safe middle American suburb, trailer parks contain folks who appear on the way out, not up: retired persons, migrant workers, and the troubled poor. This remains true today. Nancy Isenberg
You have no idea how much it costs to make someone look this cheap, Dolly Parton
Since the rise of television in the 1950s, the media have become the central forum for American politicking, and increasingly today that role is being played by the blogosphere. With the blogger and the viewer replacing the pamphleteer and the parader, politicians focus on marketing themselves and their causes to passive consumers rather than mobilizing passionate soldiers. The new language of politics sounds like this: Spin doctors stage photo ops as pollsters survey voter preferences, spawning celebrity candidates. Gil Troy
We need more people with military background [in the conservation field]. The big problem is that the wildlife organizations hate to be seen as militaristic. But people in the United States don't understand the nasty people [poachers] you're dealing with. You have to deal with them in like manner. Nir Kalron
The firing of FBI Director James Comey was the biggest mistake in modern political history. Steve Bannon

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