A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
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.
Information is the currency of democracy.
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.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
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.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
We tend to get what we expect.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.