No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
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.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.