99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
I fight on. I fight to win.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
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.
Action expresses priorities.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.