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 would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.