Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Quitting is leading too.
A leader leads by example, not by force
The seed of revolution is repression.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Don't fight forces, use them.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.