A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
We tend to get what we expect.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
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.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.