An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
The lady's not for turning.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Example is leadership.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.