So I departed, conceiving myself to be superior to them for the same reason that I was superior to the politicians
And in England a man who can't talk morality twice a week to a large, popular, immoral audience is quite over as a serious politician
It touched on chances of gigantic wealth flung before eyes that could not see, or missed by the merest accident of time and travel; and through the mad shift of things, sometimes on horseback, more often afoot, now rich, now poor, in and out, and back and forth, deck-hand, train-hand, contractor, boardinghouse keeper, journalist, engineer, drummer, real-estate agent, politician
, dead-beat, rumseller, mine-owner, speculator, cattle-man, or tramp, moved Harvey Cheyne, alert and quiet, seeking his own ends, and, so he said, the glory and advancement of his country.
Blunt had to escort his mother there for the gratification of her irresistible curiosity (of which he highly disapproved) there appeared in succession, at that woman's or girl's bridle-hand, a cavalry general in red breeches, on whom she was smiling; a rising politician
in a grey suit, who talked to her with great animation but left her side abruptly to join a personage in a red fez and mounted on a white horse; and then, some time afterwards, the vexed Mr.
Being a slave owner and like other slave owners a politician
, he was naturally an original secessionist and ardently devoted to the Southern cause.
The Radical politics of other Radical politicians
were as skim-milk to the Radical politics of Radical Politician
I do not speak of that greatness which is achieved by the fortunate politician
or the successful soldier; that is a quality which belongs to the place he occupies rather than to the man; and a change of circumstances reduces it to very discreet proportions.
Being a politician
doesn't necessarily blind one to that, Mrs.
A great politician
like you should easily realise the actual conditions which prompt such an offer.
He said things that no doctor should say to another, but which a politician
may well say, and has often said, to another politician
--things which cannot bear repeating, if, for no other reason, because they are too humiliating and too little conducive to pride for the average American citizen to know; things of the inside, secret governments of imperial municipalities which the average American citizen, voting free as a king at the polls, fondly thinks he manages; things which are, on rare occasion, partly unburied and promptly reburied in the tomes of reports of Lexow Committees and Federal Commissions.
Frayser pere was what no Southern man of means is not--a politician
Nay, madam," said this able woman, and truly great politician
, "I must own I cannot help admiring the girl's spirit, as well as your ladyship.