A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Let my enemies devour each other.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
We tend to get what we expect.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.