Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.