You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
We tend to get what we expect.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Fear is the foundation of most governments.