Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
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.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Information is the currency of democracy.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes