Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
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.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
I fight on. I fight to win.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it