(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
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.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
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.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
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.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.