A politician, political leader, or political figure (from Greek "polis") is a person who is involved in influencing public policy and decision making. This includes people who hold decision-making positions in government, and people who seek those positions, whether by means of election, inheritance, coup d'état, appointment, electoral fraud, conquest, divine right, or other means. Politics is not limited to governance through public office. Political offices may also be held in corporations, and other entities that are governed by self-defined political processes or can be known as freedom fighters.
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Famous quotes containing the word politician:
“It must have looked as if the course
He steered was really straight away
From that which he was headed for
Not much concerned for them, I say;
No more so than became a man
And politician at odd seasons.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.”
—Hubert H. Humphrey (19111978)
“a politician is an arse upon
which everyone has sat except a man.”
—E.E. (Edward Estlin)