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.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
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.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.