Definition of politics :
The science of government; that part of ethics which has to do with the regulation and government of a nation or state, the preservation of its safety, peace, and prosperity, the defense of its existence and rights against foreign control or conquest, the augmentation of its strength and resources, and the protection of its citizens in their rights, with the preservation and improvement of their morals.
- This morning took coffee with the Rais; as no one was present, he began talking politics. - "Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846", James Richardson.
- Even in his favorite France the turn taken by public affairs was not at all what he wished, though he read French politics by no means as we in England, most of us, read them. - "Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold", Matthew Arnold.
- Politics is all I have now. - "The Turnstile", A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason.