Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
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.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
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.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.