Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
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.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Quitting is leading too.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.