Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
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.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
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.
Example is leadership.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.