Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
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.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Quitting is leading too.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.