Politics have no relation to morals.
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.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
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.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Any cook should be able to run the country.