Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
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.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.