Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important.
Saying we should keep the two-party political system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life rafts.
This is, I say, the time for all good men not to go to the aid of their party, but to come to the aid of their country.
It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.
The two-party system has given this country the war of Lyndon Johnson, the Watergate of Nixon, and the incompetence of Carter. Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life-rafts.
The maple tree that night Without a wind or rain Let go its leaves Because its time had come.
The Senate is the last primitive society in the world. We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor the territorial imperative.
No man could be equipped for the presidency if he has never been tempted by one of the seven cardinal sins.
Now it is certain. There is no magic stone. No secret to be found. One must go With the mind's winnowed learning.
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.
The glove has been thrown to the ground, The last choice of weapons made. A book for one thought. A poem for one line. A line for one word.
I'm kind of an accidental instrument, really, through which I hope that the judgment and the will of this nation can be expressed.