Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
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.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
The lady's not for turning.
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.
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.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Information is the currency of democracy.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
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.