The villainy you teach me, I will execute; and it shall go hard, but I will better the instruction.
Let me tell ya' something. I spent a year and a half getting health care passed. I had to.. take that issue across the country, and I paid significant political costs to get it done. The notion that Im gonna let you guys undo that in a.. 6 months spending bill?!? You wanna repeal health care? Go at it! We'll have that debate. But you're not going to be able to do that, by nickel and diming me in the budget. You think we're stupid?!?
In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.
You may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
It doesn't matter what you say, it matters what you do. Too many people talk. Too few people actually do.
I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity.
La tristesse durera toujours
So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrranize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.
When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Ridicule is the best weapon against unintelligible proportions.