Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
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.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
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.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
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.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
To lead the people, walk behind them.