The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
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.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.