Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
I fight on. I fight to win.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Example is leadership.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property