„Language has always been important in politics, but language is incredibly important to the present political struggle.“

New York Magazine interview http://nymag.com/news/politics/22322/ (16 October 2006)
Kontext: Language has always been important in politics, but language is incredibly important to the present political struggle. Because if you can establish an atmosphere in which information doesn't mean anything, then there is no objective reality. The first show we did, a year ago, was our thesis statement: What you wish to be true is all that matters, regardless of the facts. Of course, at the time, we thought we were being farcical.

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„Politically correct is the language of cowardice.“

—  Billy Connolly British comedian 1942

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„Finality, Sir, is not the language of politics.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

Speech http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1859/feb/28/leave in the House of Commons (28 February 1859).
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„Language is a system of signs that express ideas, and is therefore comparable to a system of writing, the alphabet of deaf-mutes, symbolic rites, polite formulas, military signals, etc. But it is the most important of all these systems.“

—  Ferdinand de Saussure, buch Cours de linguistique générale

Quelle: Cours de linguistique générale (1916), p. 16 ; Partly cited in; Geza Revesz, The Origins and Prehistory of Language, London 1956. p. 126

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„The most important tool you have on a resume is language.“

—  Jay Samit American businessman 1961

Quelle: Disrupt You! (2015), p. 65

„Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language.“

—  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

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„The fundamental question of politics has always been whether there should be politics.“

—  Karl Hess American journalist 1923 - 1994

Foreword (1984) to The Market for Liberty (1970)
Kontext: The most interesting political questions throughout history have been whether or not humans will be ruled or free, whether they will be responsible for their actions as individuals or left irresponsible as members of society, and whether they can live in peace by volitional agreements alone.The fundamental question of politics has always been whether there should be politics.

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„Philosophy is much more important than politics, but we have to deal with politics because politics is the measuring rod of the philosophy... It's important that we... try to get the truth out...“

—  Ron Paul American politician and physician 1935

Reflecting On The Past & Anticipating The Future, Ron Paul Liberty Report], YouTube (31 December 2019)
2019

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„But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Earliest source located is the book Brighter than a Thousand Suns: A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists by Robert Jungk (1958), p. 249, which says that Einstein made the comment during "a walk with Ernst Straus, a young mathematician acting as his scientific assistant at Princeton."
Variant: "Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity." From A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking (2005), p. 144 http://books.google.com/books?id=4Y0ZBW19n_YC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA144#v=onepage&q&f=false.
Earlier, Straus recalled the German version of the quote in Helle Zeit, Dunkle Zeit: In Memoriam Albert Einstein (1956) edited by Carl Seelig<!-- Zurich: Europa Verlag -->, p. 71. There the quote was given as Ja, so muß man seine Zeit zwischen der Politik und unseren Gleichungen teilen. Aber unsere Gleichungen sind mir doch viel wichtiger; denn die Politik ist für die Gegenwart da, aber solch eine Gleichung is etwas für die Ewigkeit.
Attributed in posthumous publications
Kontext: Yes, we now have to divide up our time like that, between politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.

„The Macedonian language is actually an artifact produced for primarily political reasons.“

—  Vittore Pisani Italian linguist 1899 - 1990

Il Macedonico, Paideia, Rivista Letteraria di informazione bibliografica, vol. 12, p. 250 (1957)

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„Conservatives do not believe that political struggle is the most important thing in life…The simplest among them prefer fox-hunting—the wisest religion.“

—  Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone British judge, politician, life peer and Cabinet minister 1907 - 2001

Quintin Hogg, The Case for Conservatism (Penguin, 1947), p. 10.

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„Knowledge is not the most important thing. The most important is your political quality and moral quality.“

—  Zhang Zhaozhong Chinese admiral 1952

"Tangled in the Party Line" in China File https://www.chinafile.com/tangled-party-line (6 September 2012)

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„My work has always been political, because the choice of being an artist is political in China.“

—  Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957

2000-09, Escape from Propaganda, 2009

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