Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.