Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
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.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.