Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
The seed of revolution is repression.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
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.
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.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
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.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Democracy is the road to socialism.