Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.