Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Don't fight forces, use them.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Quitting is leading too.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Politics have no relation to morals.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take 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.
The lady's not for turning.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.