Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Action expresses priorities.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.