Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Politics have no relation to morals.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.