They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Information is the currency of democracy.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Example is leadership.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
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.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.