Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
We tend to get what we expect.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.