Therefore set it down, that an habit of secrecy, is both politic and moral.
But for the third degree, which is simulation, and false profession; that I hold more culpable, and less politic; except it be in great and rare matters.
The politic captain of the Canadas had deemed it wiser to submit to entertain a passive friend, than by any acts of ill-judged severity to convert him into an open enemy.
This well-judged and politic stroke on the part of Magua was not without instantaneous results.
The answers plainly is, wars and rebellions; the support of those institutions which are necessary to guard the body politic against these two most mortal diseases of society.
Admitting that we ought to try the novel and absurd experiment in politics of tying up the hands of government from offensive war founded upon reasons of state, yet certainly we ought not to disable it from guarding the community against the ambition or enmity of other nations.
From which she had attained a very competent skill in politics, and could discourse very learnedly on the affairs of Europe.
You know I don’t love to hear you talk about politics; they belong to us, and petticoats should not meddle: but come, who is the man?”–“Marry!” said she, “you may find him out yourself if you please.