Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
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.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.