Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Action expresses priorities.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
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.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.