I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.