Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
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.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.