The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
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.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
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.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
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.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.