A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Example is leadership.
Politics have no relation to morals.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
The lady's not for turning.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.