You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.