A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Action expresses priorities.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
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.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Let my enemies devour each other.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.