If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
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.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
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.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
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.