An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.