What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
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.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
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.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
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.
Example is leadership.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
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.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.