Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
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.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Example is leadership.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Quitting is leading too.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.