The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.
Americans no longer look to government for economic security; rather, they look to their portfolios.
Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what’s going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?
As a governor, I am naturally inclined to focus on the domestic side of protecting the United States.
Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.
It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
It’s not the voting that’s democracy; it’s the counting.
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
Otto von Bismarck
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
Virtue can only flourish among equals.
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It’s a girl.
The extension of women’s rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
The sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
People who are in power make their arrangements in secret, largely as a way of maintaining and furthering that power.
People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.
Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.