How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
A leader leads by example, not by force
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
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.