A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
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.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
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.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
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.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.