Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Politics have no relation to morals.