One vote. That's a big weapon you have there, Mister. In 1948, just one additional vote in each precinct would have elected Dewey. In 1960, one vote in each precinct in Illinois would have elected Nixon. One vote.
Dependency arguments often come from elites - either aid agencies or governments - and say something about attitudes to poor people.
As industry's tycoons of the Thirties got their wings clipped, labor's leaders in the Eighties are getting their wings clipped. Not because of any class-related antagonism, but because any excess, ultimately, is its own undoing.
Government has to be cut back like asparagus... every day... or it gets away and goes to seed. Ours did. When there's too much of it, the flower becomes a weed.
Cut out the free feed for the boss hogs at the public trough and the spill-over they've been leaving us. We'll manage.
Every pessimist who ever lived has been buried in an unmarked grave. Tomorrow has always been better than today, and it always will be.
If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
I was never one who sought to make the small man tall by cutting off the legs of a giant. I wanted to drag no man down to my size. Only to preserve a way of life which might make it possible for me, one day, to elevate myself until I at least partly matched his size.
The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy, and a gentleman. And, of course, he'd have to be a genius... For he will have to feed a family on a policeman's salary.
When your outgo exceeds your income, the upshot may be your downfall.
I am fiercely loyal to those willing to put their money where my mouth is.
Golf is a game in which you yell 'fore,' shoot six, and write down five.
Ever since I made tomorrow my favorite day, I've been uncomfortable looking back.
When America's early pioneers first turned their eyes toward the West, they did not demand that somebody take care of them if they got ill or got old. They did not demand maximum pay for minimum work, and even pay for no work at all.
I've never seen a monument erected to a pessimist.
Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote.
A policeman must know everything - and not tell. He must know where all the sin is and not partake.
What is a policeman made of? He, of all men, is once the most needed and the most unwanted. He's a strangely nameless creature who is 'Sir' to his face and 'Fuzz' to his back.
Retiring is just practicing up to be dead. That doesn't take any practice.
We were poor, but we didn't know it. There were no government bureaus in those days presuming to determine where poorness begins and ends, but I don't remember ever being hungry.