A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
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.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Example is leadership.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
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.
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.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
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.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.