Moral outrage is the most powerful motivating force in politics.
Never give a bureaucrat a chance to say no.
The winner in a political contest is determined by the number and the effectiveness of the activists on the respective sides.
Winners aren't perfect. They made fewer mistakes than their rivals.
Don't get mad except on purpose.
You can't save the world if you can't pay the rent.
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.
To succeed inside a political party, one must cultivate an ability to sit still and remain polite while foolish people speak nonsense
In politics, nothing moves unless it's pushed.
You cannot make friends of your enemies by making enemies of your friends.
Political technology determines political success.
Effort is admirable. Achievement is valuable.
Don't fully trust anyone until he has stuck with a good cause which he saw was losing.
The mind can absorb no more than the seat can endure.
Keep your eye on the main chance and don't stop to kick every barking dog.
In volunteer politics, a builder can build faster than a destroyer can destroy.
In politics, you have your word and your friends; go back on either and you're dead.
Make the opponents' goal more expensive than it's worth.
Actions have consequences.
One big reason is better than many little reasons.
Keep a secure home base.
Never miss a political meeting if you think there's the slightest chance you'll wish you'd been there.
Expand the leadership.
Sound doctrine is sound politics.
A prompt, generous letter of thanks can seal a commitment which otherwise might disappear when the going gets rough.
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