To lead the people, walk behind them.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
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.