There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
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.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
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.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Information is the currency of democracy.