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.
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.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Don't fight forces, use them.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.