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    Endeavour Consulting

    The Endeavour Consulting Group is a Canberra-based government relations consultancy. It assists clients have their priorities clearly understood within Australia’s parliaments and bureaucracies.

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  • "When I have to choose between voting for the people or the special interests, I always stick with the special interests. They remember. The people forget"

    -Senator Henry Fountain Ashurst (D-AZ)

  • “Politics: the art of keeping as many balls as possible up in the air at one time while protecting your own.”

    -Sam Attlesey

  • “All rising to great place is by a winding stair.”

    -Sir Francis Bacon

  • "Quotes from Mao, Castro, and Che Guevara… are as germane to our highly technological, computerized society as a stagecoach on a jet runway at Kennedy airport"

    -Saul Alinsky

  • "Americans continue to suffer from a notoriously short attention span. They get mad as hell with reasonable frequency, but quickly return to their families and sitcoms. Meanwhile, the corporate lobbies stay right where they are, outlasting all the populist hysteria."

    -Eric Alterman

  • "Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other."

    -Oscar Ameringer

  • "Dullness in matters of government is a good sign, and not a bad one in particular, dullness in parliamentary government is a test of its excellence, an indication of its success."

    -Walter Bagehot

  • "You will find in politics that you are much exposed to the attribution of false motive. Never complain and never explain."

    -Stanley Baldwin - British Prime Minister

  • "Politics is show business for ugly people."

    -Paul Begala

  • "Even Napoleon had his Watergate."

    -Yogi Berra

  • "Nowadays it’s not as important for voters to know what a politician has done as what he or she hasn’t done."

    -Edward Blakeman

  • "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."

    -Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results."

    -Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

  • "You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose."

    -Governor Mario Cuomo (D-NY)

  • "I’ve got all of my enemies here in the Cabinet where I can keep an eye on them."

    -John Diefenbaker, Canadian prime minister

  • "If Lincoln were alive today, he’d be turning over in his grave."

    -Gerald R. Ford

  • "Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable."

    -John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "When ideas fail, words come in very handy."

    -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "There are two problems in my life. The political ones are insoluble and the economic ones are incomprehensible."

    -Alec Douglas-Home (Lord Home)

  • "To err is human. To blame someone else is politics."

    -Hubert H. Humphrey

  • "If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: PRESIDENT CAN’T SWIM."

    -Lyndon Baines Johnson

  • "There are no favourites in my office. I treat them all with the same general inconsideration."

    -Lyndon Baines Johnson

  • "The biggest danger for a politician is to shake hands with a man who is physically stronger, has been drinking and is voting for the other guy."

    -Senator William Proxmire (D-WI)

  • "Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘nice doggy’ until you can find a rock."

    -Will Rogers

  • "I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made."

    -Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  • "The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice."

    -Theodore Roosevelt

  • "Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame."

    -Bertrand Russell

  • "The kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree and then mount the stump to make a speech for conservation."

    -Adlai Stevenson (D-IL), describing Richard Nixon

  • "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."

    -Harry Truman

  • "The people have spoke – the bastards"

    -Dick Tuck, losing state senatorial candidate