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.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
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.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.