Fear is the foundation of most governments.
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.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
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.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
We tend to get what we expect.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.