Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Don't fight forces, use them.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.