Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Politics have no relation to morals.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
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.
The seed of revolution is repression.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
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.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.