One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
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.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Example is leadership.
Let my enemies devour each other.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.