The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
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.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
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.