Example is leadership.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Information is the currency of democracy.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property