The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
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.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.