Politics is a game of compromise.
What a man is contributes much more to his happiness than what he has or how he is regarded by others.
We can regard our life as a uselessly disturbing episode in the blissful repose of nothingness.
The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage; and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough.
I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.
Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted.
They’re always trying to claim that if I talk about world government and corruption, I’m anti-Semitic.
When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice, you may know that your society is doomed.