Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
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.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
The lady's not for turning.
Action expresses priorities.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.