If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.