No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Let my enemies devour each other.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
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.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.