A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
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.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
The lady's not for turning.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
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.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.