Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.