Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Let my enemies devour each other.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
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.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.