This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Let my enemies devour each other.
We tend to get what we expect.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.