We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
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.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Example is leadership.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
To lead the people, walk behind them.