Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
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.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
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.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.