Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
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.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.