Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
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.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
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.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.