A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.