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.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Example is leadership.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.