A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Politics have no relation to morals.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
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.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Let my enemies devour each other.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
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.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.