Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Don't fight forces, use them.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.