More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
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.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Information is the currency of democracy.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
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.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.