Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
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.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.