It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Information is the currency of democracy.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Action expresses priorities.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.