Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
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.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.