I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
We tend to get what we expect.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
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 great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.