This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
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.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.