Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
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.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
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.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.