I wish all Americans would realize that American politics is world politics.
Opposition always inflames the enthusiast, never converts him.
[On being criticized for paying generous salaries to ministers in his government] You know, the cure for all this talk is really a good dose of incompetent government. You get that alternative and you’ll never put Singapore together again – Humpty Dumpty cannot be put together again.
Nearly all legislation involves a weighing of public needs as against private desires; and likewise a weighing of relative social values.
Magnificent promises are always to be suspected.
There is no such thing as a nonpolitical speech by a politician.
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
If I wanted to go crazy I would do it in Washington because it would not be noticed.
If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
Mothers may still want their sons to grow up to be President, but according to a famous Gallup poll of some years ago, some 73 percent do not want them to become politicians in the process.