The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Quitting is leading too.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
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.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.