Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.