In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
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.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.