Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Politics have no relation to morals.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.