Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.