Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
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.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
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.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
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.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.