Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
I fight on. I fight to win.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
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.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
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.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.