The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
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.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Let my enemies devour each other.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Information is the currency of democracy.