Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
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.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
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.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.