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.
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.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
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.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.