Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
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.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
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.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Information is the currency of democracy.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind