Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
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.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
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.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Example is leadership.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
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.
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.