I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.