Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
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.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
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.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.