Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
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.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.