Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Quitting is leading too.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.