I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.