Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
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.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Example is leadership.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.