Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Action expresses priorities.