You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Action expresses priorities.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
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.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Quitting is leading too.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.