When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
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.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
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.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
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.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
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'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.