What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
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.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.