Don't fight forces, use them.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
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.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
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.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Information is the currency of democracy.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.