To lead the people, walk behind them.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
I fight on. I fight to win.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.