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.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
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.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Don't fight forces, use them.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
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.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.