A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
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.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
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.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
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.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.