Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.