Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
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 make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
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.