The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
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.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.