No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.