Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
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.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.