A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
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.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
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.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
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.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
A leader leads by example, not by force
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
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.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest