A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
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.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.