Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw
The Tree of Liberty must, from time to time, be watered with the blood of patriots -- Thomas Jefferson
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. -- Kahlil Gibran, The Vision
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property. -- Thomas Jefferson
There is no act of treachery or mean-ness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour. -- Benjamin Disraeli, Vivian Grey
I will believe it when my government tells me it is true.
Persistence in one opinion has never been considered a merit in political leaders. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero, Ad familiares, 1st century B.C.
It doesn't matter what you do, it only matters what you say you've done and what you're going to do.
It is only the great men who are truly obscene. If they had not dared to be obscene, they could never have dared to be great. -- Havelock Ellis
With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter. -- William Lloyd Garrison
Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Robert A. Heinlein, Notebooks of Lazarus
You can count on the Americans to do the right thing, once they've exhausted every other possible course of action. -- Winston Churchill
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. -- John Kenneth Galbraith
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it and then misapplying the wrong remedies. -- Groucho Marx
When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder. -- James H. Boren
I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word 'fair' in connection with income tax policies. -- William F. Buckley
There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you. -- Will Rogers
A candidate is a person who gets money from the rich and votes from the poor to protect them from each other.