He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Let my enemies devour each other.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
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.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
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.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.