There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
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.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.