When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
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.
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.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
We tend to get what we expect.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.