A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
The lady's not for turning.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
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.