Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
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.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.