It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.