Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
The lady's not for turning.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
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.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.