Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.