"We are not the government. We get things done."
"You don't have to agree with your politicians to be a patriot."
"An empire toppled by its enemies can rise again, but one which crumbles from within - that's dead forever."
"In a democracy, good is a conversation not a unilateral decision."
"Great leaders don't think power, they're called by necessity."
"You can't destroy power. All you can do is make sure it is in the right hands."
"That's politics. That's how it works. It starts out with big promises and ends up with jackshit happening."
"When voters are looking for hope, they always go for the new guy. But when they're scared, they go for a wartime leader."
"You know, when Adlai Stevenson was running for president, a woman came up to him after a rally one night and said, "Every thinking person will be voting for you." Stevenson said "Madam, that's not enough. I need a majority.""
"When I first started in this business my heroes were politicians and leaders. Then I met them."