A few of my friends in high finance have managed to get the credit of being good business men, when they were merely victims of an aggravated case of kleptomania.
A good memory is often a great help; but knowing just when to forget things sometimes counts for more.
A statesman usually affects an impressive demeanor, not because he believes he is a great man, but to avoid disappointing his constituents, who do think so.
I could forgive a political opponent who managed to take an unfair advantage of me, but I could never forgive myself.
I hear many speakers whose remarks are just stupid enough to make me sleepy and just loud enough to keep me awake.
In some cases it would be really cheaper to send a member of Congress his salary and mileage by mail and let him stay at home.
It may be true that every man has his price, but it is only a fool who goes around constantly with the price-tag on public exhibition.
Modest demeanor is not only becoming but discreet; as soon as you begin pointing with pride to what you have done, you invite people to start asking questions.
Money does not make the man, but it sometimes makes the candidate.
Money is sometimes held out as a reward, but more frequently it is employed as bait.
Money is the source of much corruption. Early in my life it became my ambition to get enough of it to place me beyond the reach of constant temptation.
Never do anything that popular opinion and your own sense of right do not approve. Hire somebody else to do it.
Occasionally you may be advanced because people like you. But political prosperity is mostly due to the fact that somebody is a afraid of you.
Party harmony consists in having your own way and persuading other people to be resigned to fate
Politics is the art of turning influence into affluence.
Some candidates are too honest to use money in an election. Others are too economical.
Some statesmen seem lucky because they are wise; others seem wise because they are lucky.
Success is a variable quantity. With one man it consists in making a million dollars; with another, in keeping out of jail.
The ability to conceal ignorance sometimes avails more than the capacity for accumulating great wisdom.
The great orator is not necessarily a statesman. More frequently he is a misstatesman.
When I run across a tricky man I am tempted to despise him, and at the same time, I am tempted to hire him in my business.
When I see a man's wife listening to his campaign speech I always admire the self-control that keeps her from laughing.
When in doubt for an argument, turn to statistics. They sound wise and very few people will do the arithmetic necessary to contradict you.
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