Action expresses priorities.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
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.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
We tend to get what we expect.
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.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.