It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
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.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
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.
Politics have no relation to morals.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
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.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.