The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
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.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.