Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Information is the currency of democracy.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
A leader leads by example, not by force
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.