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.
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.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
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.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.