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.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
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.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
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.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.