It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
The lady's not for turning.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
The seed of revolution is repression.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable