If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
The seed of revolution is repression.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
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.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.