Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
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.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Information is the currency of democracy.