Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
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.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
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 can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees