When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.