Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.