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.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
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.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
A leader leads by example, not by force