Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
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.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
We tend to get what we expect.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.