Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
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.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
The lady's not for turning.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Example is leadership.