Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
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.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
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.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
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.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.