A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
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.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.