We tend to get what we expect.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.