Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.