Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
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.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Don't fight forces, use them.
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.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.