If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Action expresses priorities.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Example is leadership.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.