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 heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
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.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.