He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
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.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
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.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
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
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.