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.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
The lady's not for turning.
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'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
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.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.