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.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
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.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
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.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.