Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
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.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.