Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
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.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
The seed of revolution is repression.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.