I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
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, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
We tend to get what we expect.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
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.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.