Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.