When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
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.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Don't fight forces, use them.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
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.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.