It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
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.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.