Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
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.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
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.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.