The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
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.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.