Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
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.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.