As government expands, liberty contracts.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.