"Political theory provides a common language with which people in this town communicate with each other."
"Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor."
"The most important political office is that of the private citizen."
"If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable."
"A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead."
"Politics, n: Poly "many" + tics "blood-sucking parasites""
"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
"A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future."
"In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman."
"Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed."
"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence."
"Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned."
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country."
"We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy."
"The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces."
"If a politician murders his mother, the first response of the press or of his opponents will likely be not that it was a terrible thing to do, but rather that in a statement made six years before he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide."
"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end."
"What right does Congress have to go around making laws just because they deem it necessary?"
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself."
"Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed."
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