Moral outrage is the most powerful motivating force in politics.
Never give a bureaucrat a chance to say no.
Winners aren't perfect. They made fewer mistakes than their rivals.
The winner in a political contest is determined by the number and the effectiveness of the activists on the respective sides.
Actions have consequences.
Politics is of the heart as well as of the mind. Many people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
Don't fully trust anyone until he has stuck with a good cause which he saw was losing.
You cannot make friends of your enemies by making enemies of your friends.
Political technology determines political success.
The mind can absorb no more than the seat can endure.
You can't save the world if you can't pay the rent.
In politics, you have your word and your friends; go back on either and you're dead.
Keep your eye on the main chance and don't stop to kick every barking dog.
Expand the leadership.
Promptly report your action to the one who requested it.
The test of moral ideas is moral results.
A prompt, generous letter of thanks can seal a commitment which otherwise might disappear when the going gets rough.
Make the opponents' goal more expensive than it's worth.
Sound doctrine is sound politics.
In volunteer politics, a builder can build faster than a destroyer can destroy.
In politics, nothing moves unless it's pushed.
One big reason is better than many little reasons.
Don't get mad except on purpose.
A stable movement requries a healthy, reciprocal I.O.U. flow among its participants. Don't keep a careful tally.
To succeed inside a political party, one must cultivate an ability to sit still and remain polite while foolish people speak nonsense
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