It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
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.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
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.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.