Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
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.