Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.