Politics have no relation to morals.
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.
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.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
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.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.