Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
The lady's not for turning.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
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.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
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.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.