In Sachen Bildung sollten Eltern selbst entscheiden können, ob sie ihre Kinder in die Schule schicken oder selbst unterrichten

Jeder Zusammenschluss von Menschen ist notwendig ein Abschluss gegen andere Menschen

To make a government requires no great prudence.… To give freedom is still more easy.… But to form a free government

velim videas primum conductores qui sint et quanti, deinde ut sint qui ad diem solvant

I spend one third of my time figuring out what I am going to say and two thirds of my time thinking what the other fellow is going to say

mais il faut qu’ils les [Sciences] possedent sans en être possedez, c’est-à-dire qu’ils ne les estiment pas plus qu’elles ne valent

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete

She underestimated or did not understand the extent to which a movement such as that of the British Labour Party is influenced by sentiment

Just as a man cannot be leader for long if he is not trusted, he cannot long be leader if he cannot trust

True judgement is found … only in men of character. Judgement, indeed, presupposes character