I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
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.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take 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.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
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.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.