The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Politics have no relation to morals.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change 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.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.