Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Action expresses priorities.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
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.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
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.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.