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.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Don't fight forces, use them.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.