If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
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.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Action expresses priorities.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.