Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
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.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
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.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
We tend to get what we expect.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.