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.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.