Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
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.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another 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.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.