How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
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.
Example is leadership.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.