Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
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.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.