The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
A leader leads by example, not by force
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.