Information is the currency of democracy.
Don't fight forces, use them.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
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.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.