If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
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.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.