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.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Any cook should be able to run the country.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
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.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.