Politicians and Politics A politician would do well to remember that he has to live with his conscience longer than he does with his constituents. A politician would do well to remember that he has to live with his conscience longer than he does with his constituents.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE »It is unfair to expect a politician to live in private up to the statements he makes in public.I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.Politicians — power itself — are abject because they merely embody the profound contempt people have for their own lives. One should be grateful to the politicians for accepting the abstractness of power, and ridding others of its burden. This inevitably kills them but they get their revenge by passing onto others the corpse of power.Don’t fall in love with politicians, they’re all a disappointment. They can’t help it, they just are.A politician is a man who understands government and it takes a politician to run a government. A statesman is a politician who’s been dead for fifteen years.