Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees