The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
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.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.