Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
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.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.