My speaking style was criticised by no less an authority than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a low moment, my friends, to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg.
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.
If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
There cannot be peace in the Middle East without giving Palestinians their full rights.
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Any politician who can be elected only by turning Americans against other Americans is too dangerous to be elected.
A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.
Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.
Giving a politician access to your wallet is like giving a dog access to your refrigerator.
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.
How long do politicians have to keep on promising heaven and delivering hell before people catch on and stop getting swept away by rhetoric?
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