Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
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.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.