If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
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.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.