When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
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.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
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.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.