Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
A leader leads by example, not by force
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
I fight on. I fight to win.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.