A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
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.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
The seed of revolution is repression.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
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 the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.