I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
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.
Don't fight forces, use them.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.