Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
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.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property