Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.
A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.
The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy.
We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.
Politics, like theater, is one of those things where you've got to be wise enough to know when to leave.
Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
Most of us do not look as handsome to others as we do to ourselves.
What the people believe is true.
It is less of a problem to be poor, than to be dishonest.
When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.
Take only what you need and leave the land as you found it.
Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way.
Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark.
Do not judge your neighbor until you walk two moons in his moccasins.
A good soldier is a poor scout.
Never sit while your seniors stand.
Treachery darkens the chain of friendship, but truth makes it brighter than ever.
All who have died are equal.
If a man is as wise as a serpent, he can afford to be as harmless as a dove.
Our pleasures are shallow, our sorrows are deep.
Old age is not as honorable as death, but most people want it.