A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
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.
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.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
The seed of revolution is repression.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.