Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
We tend to get what we expect.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.