Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
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.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Any cook should be able to run the country.