Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change 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.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
A leader leads by example, not by force
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Example is leadership.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Quitting is leading too.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.