When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
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.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
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.