It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Example is leadership.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.