Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
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.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
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.