Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.