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.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
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.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
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.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
We tend to get what we expect.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.