Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
The lady's not for turning.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.