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.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
I fight on. I fight to win.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
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.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Example is leadership.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property