The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Example is leadership.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Don't fight forces, use them.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
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.
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.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.