Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Don't fight forces, use them.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
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.
A leader leads by example, not by force
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
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.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.