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A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.
In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.
There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is.
The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid.
It is odd, is it not, that a person's worth to society is measured by their wealth, when instead their wealth should be measured by their worth to society.
No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
Any man under 30 who is not a liberal has no heart, and any man over 30 who is not a conservative has no brains.
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.
I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.
Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.
Alliance: In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted into each others' pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.
In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary, "patriotism" is defined as the last resort of the scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer, I beg to submit that it is the first.
Diplomacy: The patriotic art of lying for one's country.