Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
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.
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.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
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.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.