I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
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.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!