Politics have no relation to morals.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Information is the currency of democracy.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
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.