This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
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.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
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.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.