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.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Let my enemies devour each other.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
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.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.