Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
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.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
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.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.