Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
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.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
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.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
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.