Never give a bureaucrat a chance to say no.
Moral outrage is the most powerful motivating force in politics.
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.
Don't get mad except on purpose.
In politics, nothing moves unless it's pushed.
Actions have consequences.
Expand the leadership.
Effort is admirable. Achievement is valuable.
Don't fully trust anyone until he has stuck with a good cause which he saw was losing.
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.
You cannot make friends of your enemies by making enemies of your friends.
You can't save the world if you can't pay the rent.
Keep your eye on the main chance and don't stop to kick every barking dog.
A stable movement requries a healthy, reciprocal I.O.U. flow among its participants. Don't keep a careful tally.
The mind can absorb no more than the seat can endure.
To succeed inside a political party, one must cultivate an ability to sit still and remain polite while foolish people speak nonsense
Never miss a political meeting if you think there's the slightest chance you'll wish you'd been there.
Keep a secure home base.
Don't treat good guys like you treat bad guys.
Political technology determines political success.
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.
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