Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
We tend to get what we expect.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
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.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.