Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
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.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
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.
Don't fight forces, use them.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.