Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.