Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.