We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Example is leadership.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
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.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
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.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
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.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.