In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
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.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.