You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
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.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.