Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind