Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
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.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
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.