Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
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.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
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.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.