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.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
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.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
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.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.