Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
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.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.