Don't fight forces, use them.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
The lady's not for turning.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
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.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.