Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
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.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Quitting is leading too.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.