Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
A leader leads by example, not by force
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Example is leadership.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
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 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.
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.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.