Example is leadership.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.