If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
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.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
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.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
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.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.