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.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.