Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
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 surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
I fight on. I fight to win.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.