Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
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.
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.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
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.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
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.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
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.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.