Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.